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Rakaa
Rakaa
Rakaa Taylor[1]
Rakaa Iriscience,[2] Iriscience[3]
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresAlternative hip hop
Rapper
1998-present
LabelsDecon
Dilated Peoples, Evidence, DJ Babu

Rakaa Taylor, better known by his stage names Rakaa, Rakaa Iriscience, and Iriscience, is a rapper from Los Angeles, California.[4] He is a member of Dilated Peoples alongside Evidence and DJ Babu.[5]

Career

Rakaa released the solo debut album, Crown of Thorns, on Decon in 2010.[6] It featured vocal contributions from Aloe Blacc, KRS-One, Chali 2na, Evidence, and Fashawn.[7] It was produced by Exile, DJ Babu, Oh No, El-P, and The Alchemist.[8]

Discography

Albums

EPs

  • The Delilah EP (2010)

Singles

  • "Pay Attention" (2001)
  • "End to Means" (2003)
  • "New Maps" (2012)

Guest appearances

  • Omid - "Who's Keeping Time?" from Beneath the Surface (1998)
  • The Mind Clouders - "Paranoia Shiek" from Fake It Until You Make It (1999)
  • DJ Vadim - "Friction" from U.S.S.R. Life from the Other Side (1999)
  • Swollen Members - "Counter Parts" from Balance (1999)
  • DJ Revolution - "The Revolution" from In 12's We Trust (2000)
  • Runaways - "Pounds 4 Dollars" from Progress (2000)
  • Mykill Miers - "Do the Math" from It's Been a Long Time Coming (2000)
  • Swollen Members - "RPM" from Bad Dreams (2001)
  • The Herbaliser - "Verbal Animé" from Something Wicked This Way Comes (2002)
  • Blackalicious - "Passion" from Blazing Arrow (2002)
  • Supernatural - "Work It Out" from The Lost Freestyle Files (2003)
  • Transplants - "Crash and Burn" from Haunted Cities (2005)
  • Boom Bap Project - "Cut Down Ya Options" from Reprogram (2005)
  • The Likwit Junkies - "Dark Ends" from The L.J.'s (2005)
  • Visionaries - "Need to Learn" from We Are the Ones (We've Been Waiting For) (2006)
  • Planet Asia - "Dilated Agents" from The Medicine (2006)
  • Evidence - "Perfect Storm" from The Weatherman LP (2007)
  • Prince Ali - "The Path (East Bay Remix)" from Curb Side Service (2007)
  • DJ Revolution - "Casualties of Tour" from King of the Decks (2008)
  • Craig G & Marley Marl - "Quality Work" from Operation: Take Hip-Hop Back (2008)
  • Looptroop Rockers - "Trance Fat" from Good Things (2008)
  • Collective Elements - "Innervision" from Collective Elements (2009)
  • DJ Honda - "Let It Out" from IV (2009)
  • Epik High - "Rocksteady" from E (2009)
  • Jerome XL - "Zet 'T Blauw" from De Laatste Dag (2010)
  • Chosen Few - "It's Good" from New World Symphony (2010)
  • El Da Sensei & The Returners - "Knowledge Be the Key" from Global Takeover 2: Nu World (2010)
  • Evidence - "Where You Come From?" from Cats & Dogs (2011)
  • Sirkle of Sound - "The Future" from The Awakening (2012)
  • Killa Hakan - "Berlin - Los Angeles" from Orijinal (2012)
  • Vlad Dobrescu - "Turnul Babel" from In Sfarsit (2013)
  • Collective Elements - "Night Write" from Nice Vibez (2013)
  • Snowgoons - "Nuclear Winter" from Black Snow 2 (2013)
  • Rebel Diaz - "Which Side Are You On?" from Radical Dilemma (2013)
  • LMNO - "March Madness" from After the Fact (2013)
  • Separ - "Úspech" from Pirát (2014)
  • Pawz One - "Avalanche Warning" from Face the Facts (2014)
  • Ali a.k.a Mind - "Nada Nos Para" from Mestizo (2014)
  • Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - "H20" from Blasphemy (2014)
  • Danny Diablo = "Time Is Money" from The Crackson Heights Project (2017)

References

  1. ^ Semaun, Remco (July 21, 2010). "Rakaa - Crown of Thorns". HipHopDX.
  2. ^ Paine, Jake (June 30, 2010). "Rakaa Iriscience: Eye Know". HipHopDX.
  3. ^ "Dilated Peoples Stretch Out". Billboard. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Udenberg, Brett (June 29, 2010). "Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns". URB. Archived from the original on November 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Bozzer, Mark (August 2010). "Rakaa Iriscience - Crown of Thorns". Exclaim!.
  6. ^ Faraone, Chris (July 28, 2010). "Rakaa - Crown of Thorns". The Phoenix.
  7. ^ Martin, Andrew (May 10, 2010). "Album Review: Rakaa Iriscience - Crown of Thorns". Prefix. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Elabbady, Ali (August 7, 2010). "Album Review: Rakaa - Crown of Thorns". Potholes in My Blog.

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