Sunday, 28 June 2009

Ras G: The All-Seeing Eye

Last Friday I caught up with Ras G at Poo-Bah records. His creation of spaced out, Sun Ra-inspired beats has also been reflected in the freedom afforded each of the artists on the label. Poo-Bah has managed to stand alone and importantly craft a unique identity in the instrumental hip hop world through Ras' musical vision. 
Ras spoke very wisely about the jazz-sampling roots of his own musical education and his alliance to instrumental production. His statement of 'the beats always spoke louder to me than any lyrics were capable of', poetically broke down his own (and I suspect many others) inspiration to take the beatmaking template of 90s hip hop into unchartered territory. Space is the Place.

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