ZION I : LAFA TAYLOR : OBJECT HEAVY
YES WE CANN! The Official EMERALD CUP Afterparty – brought to you by Humboldt Green.
Sponsored by Amercanex, iGROW, Royal Gold and True Humboldt…this is a party that is sure to excite all the senses.
ZION-I : LAFA TAYLOR : OBJECT HEAVY w/ RAASHAN AHMAD and performances by Afrikawedance and Luna Moon
@ ANNIE O’S 120 5th St. Santa Rosa, CA
Saturday 12/12 : Doors 9 : 21+
GA and VIP Tickets Available HERE! VIP package includess: private VIP lounge and bar, food, drinks, and VIP Swag Bags!
Criss-crossing the intersection of intelligent Hip Hop, R&B, and Electronic Dance Music, Lafa Taylor is a colorful West Coast based singer, rapper, and producer. Lafa’s gritty, sexy, bass heavy beats confidently blur boundaries and captivate listeners with diverse musical tastes. His collage of tasteful multi tempo music, keeps people dancing and engaged.
With a vocal style that ranges from smooth melodies to tongue twisting rhymes, Lafa’s music carries a message of inspiration while staying relatable and realistic.
It started on a Monday night. It was a jam session. They were the house band. It was just for fun, at first, but then became a GetDown, super funk, and rockin’ dance party. Object-Heavy is the band currently behind Raashan Ahmad with the core Rhythm section including B Swizlo on keys, Johnny Fiya on guitar, Pete Ciotti on drums and Drew Mohr on bass and vocals. The added onslaught includes Mike Lee(cello), Chris Noonan(tenor sax), Isaac Williams(alto sax), Brian White(trombone), Berel Alexander(back up vocals) and Lacy Redhead(back up vocals).
The sound is big. The objective is clear, and sometimes dirty… gritty… nasty… Heavy!
Object-Heavy brings it.
Raashan Ahmad is a M.C./D.J. He is the lead MC for the bay area collective Crown City Rockers as well as a solo MC. His albums “The Push”, “For What You’ve Lost” and “Ceremony” have garnered worldwide attention from International tastemakers and press including Giles Peterson who invited him to perform at his worldwide music awards in London, a performance at the world social forum in Brazil, a interview on France 24 that reached over 20 million viewers and more. XXL magazine spotlighted him in the “chairmans choice” section, Urb proclaimed him and his crew in the “next 100” , and he has been in the top 10 on CMJ multiple times. Raashan was also slated in SF Weekly’s and SF Guardians best of the bay all the while to touring nonstop in Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, North America, U.K. and beyond. Community building and connecting with people is a passion and Raashan works with various youth organizations around the world leading and being involved in workshops to build and teach using components of hip hop culture. Add to that being awarded Album of the year from Radio Grenouille in France and being named on multiple “best of” lists. Collaborating is one of Raashan’s passions and he has collaborated with artists from various genres including Aloe Blacc, Keren Ann, Fred Wesley (James brown), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Ta-ku, Geoffrey Oreyama, and many more and he’s only just begun. Stay tuned!