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Common Market

Common Market is a hip hop duo based in Seattle, Washington with members RA Scion and DJ/Producer Sabzi. The two members wereindividually active hip hop artists in the Pacific Northwest since 2002, but collectively combined their talents in 2005 to form CommonMarket.

Sabzi started his career as DJ and producer in another hip hop duo: Blue Scholars. RA Scion gained musical skill while in Zambia, but laterbegan a solo career, playing a new style of hip hop with a spiritual message, inspired by his membership in the Bahá'í Faith. RA Scion andSabzi's paths crossed through thei ...read more

Common Market is a hip hop duo based in Seattle, Washington with members RA Scion and DJ/Producer Sabzi. The two members wereindividually active hip hop artists in the Pacific Northwest since 2002, but collectively combined their talents in 2005 to form CommonMarket.

Sabzi started his career as DJ and producer in another hip hop duo: Blue Scholars. RA Scion gained musical skill while in Zambia, but laterbegan a solo career, playing a new style of hip hop with a spiritual message, inspired by his membership in the Bahá'í Faith. RA Scion andSabzi's paths crossed through their Bahá'í contacts, and their political and spiritual approach to hip-hop music.

In an interview on Seattle radio station 107.7 The End, the duo stated that their new album is titled Tobacco Road and is scheduled forrelease "on your mom's 50th birthday." In preparation for the album, Common Market released the EP "Black Patch War" on May 20, 2008.Tobacco Road was released September 9, 2008, followed by a CD release party on September 11, 2008 at Neumo's in Seattle. InSeptember 2008, Common Market released a music video for the single "Trouble Is". The video was shot by director Zia Mohajerjasbi andwas filmed at sites around Monroe, Washington. Also Ra Scion has his first solo album known as "Live and Learn" and he announced his newsolo album known as "Victor Shade" with producer MTK and it is currently available at his own website, but other online music store will bereleased sometime in 2010.

Common Market were winners in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Rap/Hip-Hop Album. « hide

Similar Bands: Macklemore, Blue Scholars, RA Scion and Todd Sykes, Victor Shade

LPs
Tobacco Road
2008

3.6
29 Votes
Common Market
2006

3.8
28 Votes
EPs
Winter's End
2009

3.8
3 Votes
Black Patch War
2008

4
5 Votes

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