Ras G

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Ras G
Birth name Gregory Shorter, Jr.
Also known as Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program
Ras G & The Alkebulan Space Program
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Instrumental hip hop
Occupations Producer, DJ
Instruments Sampler
Years active 2005-present
Labels Brainfeeder, Leaving Records, Poo-Bah Records, Ramp Recordings
Associated acts Open Mike Eagle, Samiyam, Flying Lotus
Website www.poobah.com

Gregory Shorter, Jr. (born 1979-1980[citation needed]), better known by his stage name Ras G, is an instrumental hip hop producer and DJ from Los Angeles, California.[1]

He is associated with the record label Brainfeeder established by fellow producer Flying Lotus as well as Poo-Bah Records,[2] a label Ras G co-founded with partners Ron Stivers and multi-genre music producer Black Monk.[3]

Career[edit]

Ras G released Brotha from Anotha Planet in 2009.[4] His solo album, Down 2 Earth, was released on Ramp Recordings in 2011.[5][6] He released the free EP, Ainat, in 2012.[7] He released Back on the Planet on Brainfeeder in 2013.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Beats of Mind (2008)
  • Ghetto Sci-Fi (2008)
  • I of the Cosmos (2008)
  • Brotha from Anotha Planet (2009)
  • Down 2 Earth (2011)
  • Spacebase Is the Place (2011)
  • Raw Fruit (2013)
  • Back on the Planet (2013)
  • Raw Fruit Vol. 2 (2014)

EPs[edit]

  • Day & Night (2005) split with Black Monk
  • Overcast78 (2005)
  • Beats of Mind (2006)
  • Black Dusty Rhodes Meets Ras G in a Beat Cypher (2007) split with Black Dusty Rhodes
  • I of Cosmos (2008)
  • Destination There (2009)
  • Alternate Destiny (2010)
  • El-Aylien Part I (2010)
  • Los Angeles 3/10 (2010) split with Samiyam
  • Views of Saturn Vol. 1 (2011) split with Sun Ra
  • Kampala Blackouts (2012)
  • El-Aylien Part II (2012)
  • Ainat (2012)

Singles[edit]

Productions[edit]

  • Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - "The Rhythm" from Love Is the Answer (2005)
  • Flying Lotus - "Sleepy Dinosaur (Ras G Remix)" from L.A. EP 2 X 3 (2008)
  • Clouds - "Timekeeper (Ras G Remix)" (2008)
  • Take - "Golden Gate Reflections (Ras G Remix)" from Plus Ultra EP (2008)
  • Build an Ark - "Dawn (Ras_G & the Afrikan Space Program Remix)" from Dawn Remixes (2009)
  • King Midas Sound - "Cool Out (Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program Rework)" from Without You (2011)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Warhorn" (2012)
  • Thundercat - "Daylight (Ras G Remix)" (2012)
  • Mono/Poly - "Los Angeles (Ras G Remix)" from Killer B's (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Brandon (12 December 2012). "Download a Free EP from Ras G". XLR8R. 
  2. ^ Cosores, Philip (16 May 2010). "Flying Lotus celebrates career launch at L.A.'s Echoplex (5/14)". Consequence of Sound. 
  3. ^ "Ras G - Poo-Bah". Poobah. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Washington, Rico (27 April 2009). "Brotha From Another Planet". XLR8R. 
  5. ^ Ryce, Andrew (3 August 2011). "RA Reviews: Ras G - Down 2 Earth (Album)". Resident Advisor. 
  6. ^ LaBonte, Brad (27 July 2011). "Ras G - Down 2 Earth". Dusted Magazine. 
  7. ^ "Brainfeeder producer Ras G shares free EP". Fact. 11 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Raymer, Miles (12 August 2013). "Ras G: Back on the Planet". Pitchfork Media. 

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