Music Monday 12.24.12 - Ras Nebyu

Ras Nebyu is an MC born and raised in Uptown Washington, DC, to an African American mother and an Ethiopian father.  Exposed to Roots Reggae at very early age, listening to everything from Peter Tosh to Culture. Nebyu’s love for music quickly became an infatuation.  Shortly after Nebyu started to write lyrics of his own, the older he grew the more his music reflected his Rastafarian/Pan-Africanist upbringing.  With his influences ranging from a wide variety of MCs from Nas to Gucci Mane, Ras Nebyu manages to bridge the gap between socially conscious content and leisure listening without compromising his lyricals.  He is the self proclaimed "starting point guard of the Washington Slizzards", a group of young talented individuals who are involved in several creative indevors from music to clothing.  With two music videos (Capital of Hate & Washington Slizzards) under his belt, Nebyu is preparing to release his 2nd EP "Babylon’s Most Wanted".  Slated to release the day after Christmas, this EP is a collection of songs dealing with life for a young black male in Washington, DC from the perspective of an Uptown Ethiopian Rasta.  His first mixtape "Kennedy Street Teachings" is available at 

www.rasnebyu.bandcamp.com

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Feel free to check out more music from Ras Nebyu and the Washington Slizzards on youtube. 

Below you can check out one of his music videos. 

He's also throwing a mix tape release party Friday December 28th!