By Kyle Eustice • May 24, 2019
Raashan Ahmad first rose to prominence in the Bay Area Hip Hop scene with his group Mission, which would eventually be called Crown City Rockers. Over the years, he embarked on a solo career and embraced his worldly journey along the way.
Now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Raashan has found the space and time to carve out a new body of work called The Sun. It marks his first self-produced project.
“The album came together over the course of years,” he tells HipHopDX. “Through music, I’ve had the fortune of traveling and meeting and experiencing so many new genres and cultures, and I felt like I needed to really push myself to do something I hadn’t done before.
“I usually rap over beats I get from beat makers, which I love, but this time I wanted to take all that I’ve been living and just didn’t think I could get that from a certain producer so I stepped into that role myself.”