In 2012 Raz partnered with fellow Seattle rapper Sam Lachow to create a five track EP called 5 Good Reasons. The positive reception of the project landed both artists on tour at the start of 2013. Raz then followed up in March, with his debut solo EP, Solomon Samuel Simone. The momentum gained from those 2 projects was abruptly halted when Raz caught a gun charge while performing in New York City for possession of a firearm that he legally owned. After dealing with the effects of the situation through out all of 2013, all charges were recently dropped and Raz has prepared his return to music.
Now, with his legal issues behind him and the three-headed dragon at his side, the raspy-voiced rapper looks to keep building his fanbase with the release of his forthcoming project, Cognitive Dissonance: Part One.
The project’s first single, “Don’t Shine” received the visual treatment and can be viewed below. And in an effort to help people catch up (like I had to after my boy Riggs put me on), I’ve included his Solomon Samuel Simone EP and the accompanying video for “Kids Throw Rocks” as well. Enjoy.