Imagine growing up without the sound of music influencing your everyday life. That was the case for Raz Simone, a rising rapper out of Seattle. Although he wasn’t born with the love for music, his taste would soon change drastically once poetry became a prime factor in his life. After reciting his poems over movie scores, Simone realized that he was rapping and vowed never to quit. Soon after, he started dabbling into production, singing, video editing and so much more to make him a real one man show.
“When I was a kid I always asked questions, I always wanted to know why,” said Simone. “So I always wanted to be in control and know how to do all these things for myself.”
Simone has been working diligently to make sure his music is point. His first EP Solomon Samuel Simone marked his official impact on to the game with five original tracks. Soon after, he was picked up to go on tour with and the rest is history. His first video off the EP “Kids Throws Rocks” represents his poetic flow, which doesn’t need much get his message across.
Simone has went from musically oblivious to instrumentally talented across the platform of this game. His latest release Cognitive Dissonance: Part One truly displays the progression his music has reached thus far. Every track on the project is original and varies between hip-hop and the R&B sound. Check out “Still Mobbin” here.
Raz has claimed that he’s a producer at heart, not just a beat maker. He incorporates all kinds of different musical instruments and sounds into his beats. The Seattle native puts his production skills to the test with some slick sampling on his latest body of work. Check out his rendition of Adele’s “Hometown Glory”.
This one-man show has a bright future ahead of him. He’s already got a few tours under his belt. Now, with the release of his new album, Simone will finally receive the exposure he deserves with music that will entice any generation of hip-hop and R&B.