The 3rd

The 3rd

 Columbus, Ohio, USA
BandHip HopSoul

The 3rd is an exact representation of the evolution of hip-hop. Since the very first time they fell in love with the culture, they've aspired to take their craft to new heights. Supa Soul music is what they make, and all they do is Elevate. Next Floor, Expect More!!


Can Hip-Hop evolve any more????????? Do emcees still have something to say???????? This four member crew out of Columbus, Ohio screams Yes, we have to! Rashad, Pa.Flex, Co City, and Blaksmif, also known as The 3rd, has been a work in progress since they met in middle school. But like P.A. says, something so special takes time to germinate. Supa Soul music is what they make, and all they do is Elevate. With influences from The roots, Outkast to Stevie Wonder, The 3rd (pronounced three-are-dee) is indeed the future of music.

Columbus, Ohio is not just located in the middle of the country, it is truly The Heart of it All. The capital city is a melting pot of every culture that you can imagine. This explains why The 3rd can't fit their music into a box. Supa Soul Music is what they make, and all they do is Elevate. By saying that we make Elevator Music, Rashad boasts, we put pressure on ourselves to create great art. Every song is better than the last. Co And Shakes agree, it gives us something to aim at. In this Godless age of music, it's reassuring to see some up and comers wanting to add to the culture.

Next up for The 3rd is a classic LP entitled 1979. With songs like Marlee, Escalade, Hip-Hop (pt.1&2), it is beyond evident that the next level has been got. When our album is released, Rashad predicts, the whole music world will stop and look, not just hip-hoppers!

Music as we know it is about to change. Elevator Music and The 3rd have the missing link to the chain that brings us all together. When we get to the next floor, you should always expect more, Blaksmif explains. That is the motto we live by. Get ready for a new day. Supa soul music is what they make, and all they do is Elevate. NEXT FLOOR, EXPECT MORE!!
1979 was a long time ago. But ever since that time we have heard every kind of flow. Some will stay, some will go, but what you should know?? The test of times are written just so we can grow. From bible scriptures to the life that we live everyday, The 3rd is the voice of the people that get pushed away. From back streets to big stages, battle tested and war ready.


2000-Independently released self titled debut album The 3rd (Elevator)
2001-Independently released Dat Duki (E.M. ink)
Supa Soul Shit-first single off of Bringing it Home vol.1 (BUKA)
Rock My Shit (PA Flex) and On R.A. (Ruhl Ave.)
2002-Rashad produced "Due Process" by Lone Catalyst feat. Talib Kweli
2003-Rashad Video for Sweet Misery appears on BET (dir. By Benny Boom)
The remix features Jadakiss & Sheek Louch (The L.O.X.) Both received national radio play

2005-Clouds- first single off of Bringin it home vol.2
Shine (PA Flex)-Grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting
Contest (prod. By Rashad)
2005-Nicotine produces "All up on me" by Jadakiss & J-Hood
2006-Rashad produces " A mothers heart"(American Hunger LP) by MF Grimm
2006-Nicotine produces "Brand New"(American Hunger LP) by MF Grimm
2006-Rashad produces My Favorite Drug for Styles P. (D-Block) The track appears on the album Time Is Money.
2008-Rashad produces and appears on I'm a Beast, Hustlers prayer and Bang bang with JadaKiss

2009 Nineteen Seventy Nine Lp by The 3rd Elevator Music.
Nominated for best Group Hip Hop at 2009 Ohio Hip Hop Awards
Nominated for best producer at the 2009 Ohio Hip Awards
2010 "Nahright x Elevator Music Presents: Truck North + The 3rd - Reconstruction Mixtape".
2010 "Elevator Music presents Truck North +The 3rd "Satellites EP
2010 "10 Deep Presents Stalley & Rashad mixtape"

Set List

The typical set includes "Hip-Hop(pt.1)," "Marlee," "Tattooed Tears," "Runnin' Away" & "The Medicine." The 3rd's set usually goes from 15-40 minutes.