Rakaa

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Rakaa
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Background information
Birth name Rakaa Taylor[1]
Also known as Rakaa Iriscience,[2] Iriscience[3]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1998-present
Labels Decon
Associated acts 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[edit]

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[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • The Delilah EP (2010)

Singles[edit]

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

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 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)
  • Blackalicious - "Passion" from Blazing Arrow (2002)
  • The Likwit Junkies - "Dark Ends" from The L.J.'s (2005)
  • Planet Asia - "Dilated Agents" from The Medicine (2006)
  • Prince Ali - "The Path (East Bay Remix)" from Curb Side Service (2007)
  • Looptroop Rockers - "Trance Fat" from Good Things (2008)
  • DJ Honda - "Let It Out" from IV (2009)
  • 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)
  • Killa Hakan - "Berlin - Los Angeles" from Orijinal (2012)
  • Vlad Dobrescu - "Turnul Babel" from In Sfarsit (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)

References[edit]

  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 April 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Udenberg, Brett (June 29, 2010). "Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns". URB. 
  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. 
  8. ^ Elabbady, Ali (August 7, 2010). "Album Review: Rakaa – Crown of Thorns". Potholes in My Blog. 

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