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Published on December 22nd, 2020 | by Crystal Willis


Bay Area Rapper Austin Dean Ashford Drops Debut Single ‘Sophisti- Ratchet’ Featuring Noel Scales

With hip hop lovers around the world celebrating the timeless influence of Bay Area legends E-40 and Too $hort, it’s no surprise that the Yay keeps delivering solid talent to the music game. Hailing from the Bay, Rapper and Musician Austin Dean Ashford’s debut single, “Sophisti-Ratchet” dishes out thought-provoking lyricism and flow, grounded with warm energy and a modern trap sound. What you might not expect, is that Austin is an award-winning ukulele player that has been mesmerizing crowds for years.

Austin’s passion for performance has taken him around the globe, from the Kennedy Center in DC to the United Solo Festival in NYC, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and New Zealand Fringe Festivals. In 2019, Austin was selected as a OneBeat Colombia fellow where he collaborated with musicians from around the world to write, produce, and perform original music. While Austin Dean Ashford offers comprehensively poetic music, he delivers so much more in his punchy, jazzy and dynamic musical style.

Gracing the talented artist’s debut is female Rapper Noel Scales, who adds an east-coast flavor to the southern trap beat alongside melodic instrumentation from the harmonica and ukulele; a pioneering combination that just works. Embrace your sophisticated and ratchet sides simultaneously, and check out the “Sophisti-Ratchet” official music video:

Listen to “Sophisti-Ratchet” on Spotify.

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Crystal Willis is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Entertainment Publicist and CEO of The Omni Firm. She is also a Transformational Life Coach and Founder of The Crysalis. Her personal story has been seen by millions of people on media outlets like Marie Claire Magazine, PBS, Blaze TV, Daily Signal and more.

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