Ras Austin born in California raised in Florida is the son of the well-received R&B singer/ songwriter Teedra Moses (Mother) and the Underground Hip-Hop legend Ras Kass (Father). These two strong forces of influences birthed Ras’s attraction for music from a young age
Ras’s sound is a result of his lively experience with all spans of musical genres with a strong consistent undertone of soul
Ras Austin’s devotion is to proclaiming the importance of a constant effort towards self- growth in which the umbrella of Flower Children is emblematic for. Ras Austin’s commitment in music is for his audience to gain a stimulation of the of mind, body and soul and inspire the aspiring.
Committing to music indefinitely back in the year 2013, Ras Austin has partook in a series of performances and numerous collective project releases and since then has released his first debut solo mixtape Flower Child 7/10/15. Ras’s first compilation release was with his music collective under the umbrella name Coast Contra with the project titled “The Coast Contra Volume Tape Vol. 1” in the prior year of 2014 on August 18th. This project received great reviews and also led to Ras’s first performances in Miami, FL at sweat records as a headliner. Concluding this Ras has performed in many different cities and even huge festivals such as SXSW which hosts plenty of A-lists artists. Ras Austin has most recently released his well acclaimed second mixtape, titled “Long Story Short”, 7/7/17 which earned enough praise to be featured in numerous international magazines as well as a United Kingdom tour featuring dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham to name few places. Ras Austin outside of music, is a multi-faceted individual involved with acting, literature, philosophy, fashion design and modeling as well. In the bottom of the year 2015 Ras and his associates (Taj Austin, Eric Jamal and RioLoz) of Coast Contra made R.I.O.T. clothing. The acronym R.I.O.T. standing for “resisting injustice oppression together” which is still an extremely successful business venture.
Ras Austin is currently under way of releasing the first Coast Contra collaborative album (TBA) as well as a Coast Contra EP “Party Lites” in the summer of 2018. Ras along with his Coast Contra crew and label mates will be consistently performing in numerous local Los Angeles shows through the year as well.