For more than a decade now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the local hip hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer.
Hailing from Brisbane, a city that often flies under the radar when it comes to recognition of it’s hip hop artists on a national scale, Prophet Rayza has his sights set on changing this trend. Working hard to prove Brisbane has some of the best talent in the country when it comes to hip hop, the imminent release of his debut LP Year Of The Rayza will be his fourth release in 6 years.
Raised on the likes of Nas, Rakim, Ice T, KRS One and Wu-Tang Clan, Prophet Rayza has an authentic sound reminiscent of golden era New York hip hop with a power and presence not often found in todays hip hop.
His live performance is one of the most captivating and energetic in the country, commanding attention the moment he sets foot on the stage. Performing countless shows all around the country alongside such greats as Ice Cube, KRS One, Grandmaster Flash, De La Soul, DJ Q-Bert, Kool Keith, Lord Finesse, Grandmaster Roc Raida, MC Supernatural, Talib Kweli and locals Drapht, Def Wish Cast, Mantra, Spit Syndicate, and Muph & Plutonic, it’s easy to see why his stage show is of such a high calibre.
Prophet Rayza shows no signs of slowing down, gaining recognition from the industry, his peers and his ever expanding fan base as one of the countries most profound lyricists and multi talented artists. Prophet Rayza lives and breathes Hip Hop. Year Of The Rayza is scheduled for release on Friday April 4th 2014 on Born Fresh Records, distributed nationwide by Obese Records.
Featuring a guest appearance from Shoshana Bean, and production by Cam Bluff, Mdusu, Mules Mecca, Calski, Dazed and Stephen Greater, Year Of The Rayza is set to be a release of astronomical proportions. Every day leading up to the release of Year Of The Rayza, a new track will be streamed from Rayza’s official site. Vinyl release details coming soon.