Ten Reasons to Cop the New Riders Against the Storm Album

10. They’ve opened for KRS-One, K’naan, Dead Prez, Saigon and Antibalas.

9. This is, as far as I know, the first wife/husband team in hip-hop!

8. They work with young people.

7. They’re making political/socially conscious music–that is not depressing!

6. They got a DJ Tek beat on there!

5. It’s a great way to support independent artists!

4. It’s a whole album for only five dollars!

3. The title track, “Speak the Truth” won the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

2. How many rap groups you know also have an improv sketch comedy troupe?

1. It’s good music.

Bonus Reason: Next time someone challenges you to play them a hip-hop album that does not condone violence, homophobia or sexism, you’ll have sumn fresh to play them.

So check it out…

Album download: rashiphop.bandcamp.com/album/speak-the-truth

Their site: myspace.com/rasridersagainstthestorm

And their comedy team (New England’s ONLY all-Black sketch comedy team): inhousefreestyle.com

2 Responses to Ten Reasons to Cop the New Riders Against the Storm Album

  1. flo_a March 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Permalink |

    where they based/live/from? and can you do a Top 10 for M.anifest, too? you could copy/paste the bonus reason for him. oh, and rather than $5 the birdsandbeats is free downloadable.

  2. admin March 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink |

    RAS are currently based in Austin, TX. They were in Providence, RI for many years though.

    I haven’t heard M.anifest’s album yet, but a few friends in the Twin Cities have told me I need to check it out. You gotta any suggestions for the M.anifest Top 10??

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