SANKOFA

With current music being nothing like it used to be, Rasheed has still taken a fancy to some lesser-known groups, like Ibeyi and The Internet, and to some bigger ones like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Flying Lotus. He's got quite the hope for what's to come, saying, "It's a dope time to be a musician because the game changes everyday." Rasheed is a prime example of the ever-changing game. It'd be hard not to be after having so many years in it. His latest album, March's SANKOFA, is filled with poignant tracks like bass-blasting and politically charged "Urban Decay" and "Requiem For The Pimp" that truly showcase slick and sick flow. He puts samples (not of beats, but of relevant speeches) and trap-like beats to good use on the album, both of which compliment the album thematically. From serious topics like race to fodder poking fun at fake ballers on social media, SANKOFA is riddled with bangers that both make you think and make you bounce.”

Cervante Pope