Crown City Rockers

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Crown City Rockers
Also known as Mission
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1997–present
Labels Basement Records
Insiduous Urban Records
Members Raashan Ahmad
Max MacVeety
Kat Ouano

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] In 2009, the group released their third album, The Day After Forever.[6]



Studio albums[edit]

  • One (2001) (as Mission)
  • Earthtones (2004)
  • The Day After Forever (2009)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Unreleased Joints, Demos & B-Sides (2014)


  • Mission (1999) (as Mission)
  • Weekend Soul (2004)
  • Kiss (2009)


  • "Contagious" (2000) (as Mission)
  • "Soul Chips" b/w "Strange Days" (2001) (as Mission)
  • "Home" (2001) (as Mission)
  • "Mission: 2" (2002) (as Mission)
  • "Another Day (Rhyme Writing)" (2004)
  • "B-Boy" b/w "Summersault" (2007)
  • "Body Rock" b/w "Restless" (2008)


  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).
  6. ^ Basiliere, Aaron (March 1, 2010). "Crown City Rockers: The Day After Forever". PopMatters. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 

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