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Common Market

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The best kept secret in music


"John Richards"

“The best Northwest release of 2005 and the most exciting thing happening in Seattle Music.” - KEXP 90.3 FM


“RA Scion spits in the Tradition of the conscious Hiphop movement…a true soldier for the preservation of Hiphop Kulture.” - KRS-ONE

"Patrick Morales-Doyle"

“Common Market showcases positive political messages over seamless production. Emcee Ra Scion and producer Sabzi have put together a truly impressive album.” -

"Adam Zachs"

“The record is an instant classic in my book.” - House of Blues

"Larry Mizell Jr."

“…[a] landmark collaboration between RA Scion and the Blue Scholar’s gifted beatmaster Sabzi…an extremely dope album…”
- The Stranger


Common Market - release date 10.10.06
Connect Four 12" - 8.07.06


Feeling a bit camera shy


Common Market is creating a well-deserved buzz in the underground hip-hop scene. With a style that is at once nostalgic and progressive, the duo presents a beautiful balance of classic flavor and current social commentary. Sabzi's music has a signature sound, and RA Scion is unapologetic in his passionate delivery. Common Market is the result of a relentless persuit towards great music, and hopefully, a glimpse of what the future holds for hip-hop.

RA Scion is a seasoned emcee steeped in the vibes of hip-hop's golden era. His relentless passion for the artform coupled with his tireless effort to serve a greater purpose define him as an artist in a genre increasingly devoid of substantive entertainers. This project, RA's third release to- date, is undoubtedly his most focused lyrical offering; just one listen leaves an impression on the most skeptical critic. RA Scion is the hallmark of this hip-hop rennaissance movement.

Sabzi is brilliance on a track. His skillfull manipulation of sounds and samples make him among the most sought-after producers in the Northwest. As a classically trained pianist, Sabzi commands a mastery of the keys that brings melody back to the music. Sabzi's beats are immediately identifiable, ensuring that his fresh imprint on hip-hop will be around for years to come.