Defining his style as Ready to Die-meets-Midnight Marauders, this Far Rockaway Queens emcee evidently has the hunger and knack for detail as the beloved Biggie Smalls did, tied in with the elegance, finesse, and melody of A Tribe Called Quest. Top $ Raz has never held back in attempting to be amongst the best of the best, and he certainly raps about what is real and sincere to him; absolutely no gimmicks. Top $ Raz (real name Rasheem Johnson) has been interested in hip hop since grade 2, and has been rapping publicly since he was 16, even putting out his first mixtape out at that young age. Prior to his interest in being an emcee, Raz has always been interested in street stories and uses the microphone as a vehicle to tell others, quite vividly, how he sees the game of life.
Maturing both inside and outside of the booth since his last release, “The New Flesh”, Top $ Raz has appeared on stage with other New York underground heavy weights.
Top $ Raz has taken the next step on his journey to being a supreme emcee. Receiving favorable criticism from critics and fans alike,Top $ Raz is already further embarking on his path towards success with his music.
Top $ Raz will be releasing, "Reign On the Parade" on September 18th via KevinNottingham.com
Top $ Raz - Lead Vocalist
The Minority Report - Drums, Guitar, keyboard, DJ, Saxaphone, Bassist
DJ - turntablist
Fresh Out (single) - http://soundcloud.com/topdollagotit/fresh-out
Race (single) - http://soundcloud.com/topdollagotit/race
Slip (single) - http://topdollaraz.bandcamp.com/track/slip
The New Flesh (2011) - iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-new-flesh/id426983100
Spilled Milk (2010) - iTunes:
AllHipHop.com’s Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011
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Top $ Raz truly delivered this year! His talent for setting up one liners and quotables like bowling...Top $ Raz truly delivered this year! His talent for setting up one liners and quotables like bowling pins to be knocked back down was way past impressive. He has definitely won the crowds over though good old fashioned rhyme ability and stage presence, like any great MC should! We anxiously await what he is cooking up for 2012!
578 Words on Top $ Raz…
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Artistic evolution and crowd captivation are paramount to Top $ Raz. It’s evident all over this proj...Artistic evolution and crowd captivation are paramount to Top $ Raz. It’s evident all over this project; all over any stage he graces. And as his lyrical journey takes him away from new artist designation and into seasoned veteran-status only attainable by consistency and longevity, The New Flesh will be remembered as that launching pad. “Sometimes it feels like I’m dying, / But I soon shall have my crown,” says Raz on album opener, “Mountains.” All new artists should rock such perspective.
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Top $ Raz Is The New Flesh
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Fresh artwork. Amazing production. Dope lyrics. And just the right amount of features. Top $ Raz del...Fresh artwork. Amazing production. Dope lyrics. And just the right amount of features. Top $ Raz delivers with The New Flesh.
The latest offering from the Far Rockaway Queens emcee is sixteen solid tracks, that starts off with the powerful jawn Mountains and ends with one of my favorite cuts, Nothing. The other fourteen tracks build on the story that Top $ is telling about his life and experiences. He's a storyteller. The New Flesh is a reflection of that.
Underground Artist Top $ Raz: Topping 25 and Slaying MCs With a Two-Headed Dragon
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AllHipHop.com recently sat down with Top $ Raz, one of our “Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011.” He ...AllHipHop.com recently sat down with Top $ Raz, one of our “Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011.” He filled us in on becoming the first signed artist to Throat Chop Records and his new project that’s dropping soon. With a brand song and video release, the former King of Far Rockaway Queens, shared with us his thoughts on his recent Brooklyn move, as well as his moves within the industry.
Video: Top $ Raz “The Man”
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Today, OKP is premiering the new video from NY based emcee Top $ Raz “The Man.” “‘The Man’ is a ’60'...Today, OKP is premiering the new video from NY based emcee Top $ Raz “The Man.” “‘The Man’ is a ’60's-Motown inspired dance party that celebrates an era when music was fun, soulful and poignant.” Real smooth song/vid here – if you want to hear more from Raz check his latest release, The New Flesh. “The Man” is a Noisemaker Media Production, Mark Carranceja handles direction cinematography and editing (song produced by J Monopoly). Watch how the video came to be with the full behind the scenes clip, after the jump. NYC: Catch Top $ Raz opening up for M.O.P. at Southpaw on April 7th.
Top $ Raz - Fresh Out
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f you’re looking for someone who gives a f**k, you’re barking up the wrong tree—Top $ Raz is Fresh O...f you’re looking for someone who gives a f**k, you’re barking up the wrong tree—Top $ Raz is Fresh Out. Recently introduced to our pages via devil-may-care Booth debut and inaugural mixtape leak Race, the Queens representative returns to trumpet his flyness anew with the equally bold and arrogant follow-up. This time around, Bad Lukk takes control on the production tip, flipping what sounds like a buzzing alarm clock into an abrasive instrumental backdrop for bars celebrating the rhymesayer’s knack for annihilating sucker emcees, as well as his jaw-dropping sexual exploits. Raz’ Reign on the Parade is scheduled for release September 18, via KevinNottingham.com.
Top $ Raz performs with his 5-piece band or his DJ depending on venue set-up, and usually performs 15-45min sets.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.