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.
Hostage Calm is cool with the chaos
The Pack A.D. are built for the road