Ras (X) is an underground Producer/MC/Indie Artist, born in Manhattan & raised in the Bronx, NY. He started producing & MC’ing because of 2Pac, Nore’s “Banned From TV” & Canibus. After hearing 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me, he thought, I have to write sum lyrics. He would spend hours writing rhymes & imitating various rappers flows & lyrics. He is a huge fan of the mid '90s-early '00s hip hop sound and his music reflects that era. The moniker “Ras (X)” comes from his middle name Rashid, shortened to just Ras & the (X) is unknown, meaning it could mean anything, such as Ras (X)-Cellent, Ras (X)-Man, Ras (X)-Troadinaire etc. Also, Ras is an acronym, Rebel Against Society/System or Rage Against Society/System, Return As Same & Reel Azz Soldier.
Ras (X) loves the process of making music. It can stem from mood, experience, everyday situations or short notice ideas. In other words, it’s very sporadic. Hearing the finished product & the feedback from listeners is what drives Ras (X).
Ras (X) has released 7 LP solo projects, 2 EP’s, 1 collaboration LP, 2 instrumental projects, & 1 remix album. He has produced tracks for Jerms Black, C-Rod aka Crysis, D-Will, Epik, Mic Bookz & Gozpel that have appeared on albums and mixtapes available online.
Other Credits (Misc): Aye Nyce, BillzZz, Flex Uno, Da NaughtY aka Jack Bowo, IRA, Joey Jesus, Kapi-Ku, Mike Crafone, Soe Sykk, Doe Nox, Just Biz, Dice, LC The Poet, Gozpel, J Blac, Sun Zee & more…
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IG & Twitter: @rasxcellent