-Raw Fruit 3&4

Ras G – Raw Fruit vol.3 & 4

Ras G‘s Raw Fruit was conceived as a 4-part cassette beat tape which Leaving Records began releasing in 2013. All four have been released. Vols 3 & 4 are now on vinyl.

Ras G is one of the definitive producers of the Los Angeles beat scene, a co-founder of the Poo-Bah label, and hip-hop producer who digs probably deeper than any into the worlds of free jazz, jazz fusion and afrofuturism.

The music is stream of consciousness hip-hop production made at Ras G’s Spacebase studio, all raw loops made from samplers (SP303/404 and MPC 2000XL). As the producer puts it, “freestyle beats I make to smoke weed to. I just make em, record em, and on to the next one, no rules.”

The “raw fruit” theme stems from G’s attention to wellness and a raw, vegetarian diet. Do the Right Thing was the inspiration for the design created by Seth Ferris. The proposed tag line never made the cut, “Do the Ripe Thing – a Ras G Joint,” but we still love it.

Raw Fruit Vol. 1 Cassette SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 2 Cassette SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 3 Cassette SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 4 Cassette SOLD OUT

Raw Fruit Vol. 1-2 LP SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 3-4 LP

November 4th, 2015