"Godfather of Noyze’ makes some at Sherpa’s | SummitDaily.com

"Godfather of Noyze’ makes some at Sherpa’s


BRECKENRIDGE -Originally known as a member of the cutting -edge hip-hop band the Roots, Rahzel has gained international fame by becoming the undisputed “Godfather of Noyze.”A self-defined “vocal percussionist,” Rahzel actively discourages classification of his sound. But, he has a reputation as the most inventive human beat box.Razhel’s cousin, Rahim of the Furious Five, exposed him to hip-hop at an early age.”I remember watching Grandmaster Flash before I could even see over the gate,” Rahzel said. “Having that influence alone was incredible.”Rahzel mastered the art of beatboxing and had a solo career on the East Coast when the Roots, hip-hop’s sextet, asked him to join them. His vocal percussion fused with the Roots’ sound that relied on its own human drummer rather than heavy sampling.Having mastered the art of beatboxing, Rahzel is able to recreate full songs by accompanying himself without instrumentation and is able to sing a chorus and provide a backing beat simultaneously.His debut solo album, “The Fifth Element: Make the Music 2000,” features collaborations with Q-Tip, Black Thought (of the Roots), Aaron Hall and Erykah Badu.He has since gone on to receive critical acclaim for his sound, which includes scratches, percussion instruments, other rappers and cartoon characters. In March, he appeared in several commercial spots and sound effects for MTV’s HipHop week.Razhel plays tonight at Sherpa & Yeti’s in Breckenridge. Tickets are $15.

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