If you’ve heard people saying “RAS Day” out loud but haven’t bothered to look it up, you may think everyone’s talking about some department store promotion…
Rest assured, RAS Day began back in 2013 when the City of Austin proclaimed August 29th as Riders Against the Storm Day. This dynamic husband-wife duo has been pushing their fierce, socially conscious hip hop for years now and in that time Chaka and Qi Dada have coordinated two regular (and popular) events: Body Rock ATX and RAS Day. This family-friendly festival celebrates its third year with a lineup that includes Saul Williams, Trouble in the Streets, and DJ Chicken George of Third Root.
It’s happening all day tomorrow, 3-11pm at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, where you can also count on food tastings, interactive activities and more. Now, you obviously can’t have celebrate RAS Day without Riders Against the Storm! They’ll be kicking off RAS Day tonight with Body Rock at North Door, but let’s get started early with a new single (and corresponding music video) from RAS, co-produced by fellow KUTX favorite Walker Lukens, “OverUnder”.