RAFIK aka RASHEED - Protagonist/Captain, PromoHazard Street Team/Event & Tour Manager/Master of Ceremonies/Creator @ P&B$
First record purchased: Sesame Street—whichever LP had “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.” And The Muppets series.
Last record purchased: Killah Priest, Elizabeth; Nas, Life is Good; Christopher Cross' self-titled debut. I buy in bulk.
Favorite Philly act: The Roots. Duh.
Favorite Philly venue: 1616, now defunct. Currently, World Cafe Live.
Now in heavy rotation: Revisiting early ‘90s hip-hop, Purple Rain soundtrack, Florence & The Machine, Arcade Fire, the new Nas, the new Showbiz & AG mixtape, Washed Out, Bilal, Van Hunt, Tweet.
First record purchased: Mark Ronson, Ooh Wee.
Last record purchased: If referring to vinyl, Outkast, ATLiens.
Favorite Philly act: Fese Mr.Habull.
Favorite Philly venue: The Piazza.
Now in heavy rotation: Nas, Life is Good.
RASHID ZAKAT, Freelance Digital Producer
First record purchased: Q-Tip, Amplified.
Last record purchased: Oddisee, People Hear What They See.
Favorite Philly Act: Ethel Cee hands down. Seven Thirty has been on repeat for the last month.
Favorite Philly venue: Union Transfer.
Now in heavy rotation: Joey Bada$$, 1999. “Waves” in particular.
We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Philly’s sonic citizens—in the clubs, on the road, off the map and over the top.
The 50 greatest Philly pop songs
PW's Music Issue 2014