Excursions presents Raashan Ahmad - 17th of April 2015.

Total Refreshment Centre and Excursions are bringing Oakland’s RAASHAN AHMAD to London.

It’s a rare hip-hop gig that satisfies the heads while also giving a genuine sure shot to anyone simply seeking a great night out. This is one of those shows: all the way from Oakland, California, MC Raashan Ahmad blends golden-era skills with an open heart and infectious uplifting grooves.

Plus he knows how to bring a party. Which makes him a perfect fit to front an Excursions hip-hop night, where having a great time is the only priority.

For this one-off special, Raashan is backed by London hip hop band UNEXPECTED GUESTS. All live aside from the odd sample, the band has supported Public Enemy and backed UK MCs Caxton Press and Chima Anya – so they’re used to putting their own twist on a rapper’s catalogue.

The night will also feature live drawing from BEN CONNORS, who’ll be observing the energies on stage and in the crowd and letting that guide his art.

DJ Sad Eagle will be holding it down.