New FREE 3-song EP from RA Scion

Pause whatever you are doing, and head on over to for a free download of his new BEG BORROW STEAL EP.  3 songs, inspired by and in honor of the Anonymous Movement, and from what I heard previously, the Occupy Movement(s).
You may remember me promoting RA Scion’s previous work as the MC for Common Market and his subsequent project Victor Shade.  His 2008 album “Tobacco Road” made my top 5 that year.  Heck, I even had a “Common Market Week” once – back when this blog was a bit more active.
He is one of my favorite MCs, and from my communication, seems like a generally alright guy.  Friendly, honest, earnest, sincere.  Those seem to be attributes in short supply lately.
Go download the EP, spread the word and send RA Scion your words of encouragement and support!

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Victor Shade [Explicit]Common MarketLive & Learn [Explicit]Apostrorphe (the ep)Common Market [Explicit]Tobacco RoadBlack Patch War


Victor Shade album (Common Market / RA Scion) available for digital purchase!

 Common Market‘s RA Scion‘s new solo side project – Victor Shade – is now up for digital purchase.  Scion’s vox are as good as ever, but you will notice a real difference in production.  Sabzi is not a part of this project, and the beats are provided by MTK.  Less smooth jazz stylings – more attack on the samples and beats.  For more info, see my previous post.

Go get it!!!


New Common Market side project – RA Scion’s "Victor Shade"


Victor Shade – Soothsayer Video on Youtube

RA Scion of Common Market will be releasing his first self titled solo project under alias Victor Shade (alter ego of Marvel Superhero The Vision).

The 13 track LP entitled Victor Shade, will be released March 27th – with a celebration at the Jet Set in Capitol Club at 414 E. Pine Street.  21+ 11pm.

The video for first single, “Soothsayer” will be the night before at the Blue Scholars/Common Market show at The Showbox Market during the Common Market  set  The video debuts new director Garrett Gibbons ( to the scene.

 The video has guest appearances by Seattle based breakers “The Flying Sneakers Crew” among others.  Created with the 1970’s superhero tv episode feel in mind, this video takes a more indie approach compared to what the group has done in the past.

New Victor Shade website will be coming soon, so keep an eye out at and for details.