RA Scion and Vox Mod team up with Blake Lewis for “Venus Transit” video

Northwest hip hop artist RA Scion (one half of Common Market) and producer Vox Mod have teamed with Washington’s own American Idol Blake Lewis for the single and video “Venus Transit.”

1395021424-ra_promo-7__1024x683_The single, off RA Scion and Vox Mod’s “Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon” features Lewis’ falsetto and the video was directed by Casey Sjogren.

Here’s what RA Scion’s website had to say about Scion and the “Sharper Tool: Bigger Weapon” album.

Since his emergence in Seattle’s hiphop hotbed as one half of Common Market, RA Scion has consistently delivered dense lyrical subject matter over a wide variety of beats. Whether rapping under the superhero pseudonym Victor Shade, going raw, no frills on BEGXBORROWXSTEAL or riding Todd Sykes’ Dilla-esque production on Adding To The Extra, the emcee is steadily expanding an already impressive catalog of pointed socio-political commentary.

Native Seattleite Vox Mod has recently carved out a respectable niche for himself in the city’s electronic music scene. From his collaborative effort with Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler to his experimental, improvisational work with Lazer Kitty and Emerald Strata, Vox has proven himself to be amongst the deepest explorers of the illimitable synthesized soundscape.

The two combine forces to create Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon, a 14-track warrior-style epic featuring guests Daniel Blue (Motopony), Blake Lewis, Romaro Franceswa and more. The album is lush and rich in texture, expansive and purposeful in its scope; an honest, impassioned reflection on the nature of the human condition and a bold declaration for the enduring spirit of man.


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Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.

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