Crown City Rockers

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Crown City Rockers
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Jazz rap
Years active 1997-present
Labels Basement Records
Insiduous Urban Records
Members Raashan Ahmad (MC)
Woodstock (Samples/Percussion)
Headnodic (Bass guitar/Production)
Max MacVeety (Drums)
Kat Ouano (Keyboards)

Crown City Rockers is a five-member hip hop band from Oakland, California, by way of Boston, Massachusetts and Pasadena. Formerly known as Mission, the name under which they released their first album,[1] they play old school hip hop music with live instrumentation[2][3][4] (similar to other hip hop groups like: Gym Class Heroes, The Roots, N.E.R.D, and Stetsasonic). They have been compared to groups such as: A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and De La Soul.[5]


Their song, Break, off of 2009's The Day After Forever, was featured in "Open House" (Breaking Bad).




Year Song Album
2000 "Contagious" One
2002 "Mission:2" One
2004 "Another Day (Rhyme Writing)" Earthtones
2006 "B-Boy" Earthtones
2007 "I Love Being A B-Boy Remix" Earthtones


  1. ^ "Beantown Beats Move West; Crown City Rockers bring da conscious noize." Monterey County Weekly, February 4, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ "My Philosophy; Hiphop Ya Don't Stop", The Stranger, September 23, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Dino-Ray Ramos, "Oakland's Rockers aim for hip-hop crown at SF's Independent", Oakland Tribune, July 19, 2007  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ Sarah Mauet and Gerald M. Gay, "Notes", Arizona Daily Star, May 18, 2006  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  5. ^ Isamu Jordan, "Rockers put style into every show", The Spokesman-Review, September 24, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).

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