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Rahzel PopTech

December 10, 2016 at 04:02AM

Rahzel makes some noise

Rahzel makes some noise from PopTech on Vimeo.

Being the beat

Being the beat from PopTech on Vimeo.

Rahzel
Known as the Godfather of Noyze, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal percussionist, Rahzel, has mastered, then redefined the art of beatboxing, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel doesn’t play musical instruments – he is the instrument. His singular ability to re-create full songs without instrumentation, sing a chorus, and provide the musical melody simultaneously, all while providing a plethora of sound effects on a whim, creates an inimitable visual and sound experience. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop’s cutting edge band, The Roots, and has lent his vocal talents to musical artists of all genres. His work has touched audiences in over 350 cities, across 40 countries. He is a consummate collaborator, working with leading artists including Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Björk, Bobby McFerrin, Common, John Legend, Lou Reed, Maroon 5, Mix Master Mike, Philip Glass and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. In a career that transcends music, Rahzel eschews trends in favor of redefining the boundaries of vocal expression.

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