Above The Clouds

by Phoniks x Raashan Ahmad

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    7 tracks of crisp hi-definition audio. In Jewel Case. Artwork by Phoniks.

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The "Above The Clouds" EP is the newest collaborative release from bay area emcee Raashan Ahmad and Portland, ME hip hop producer Phoniks. It's infectious combination of electric piano loops, filtered basslines and lively drum breaks lay the backbone as Raashan exhibits his natural groove as an emcee masterfully over the project's 7 cuts. Positive lyricism and jazzy soundscapes invoke memories of artists like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul while featured emcees such as Virginia's Awon, Chicago's MC ADaD and Slimkid3 of legendary hip-hop group The Pharcyde each bring their own unique rhyme style to balance the sonic palette. All these factors lead to a jazzed out, feel good project that is both relatable and refreshing, perfect to digest on a sunny afternoon cruise this summer.


released April 11, 2016

Cover Photography by Benjamin Moody
Lyrics/Vocal Engineering by Raashan Ahmad
Production/Mixing/Artwork by Phoniks



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