Raashan Ahmad’s tune Warm up takes us on a funky hip-hop journey from Oakland to Santa Ana. The trip starts to the rhythm of the maracas in Oakland where Raashan Ahmad fills us with his uplifting lyrics. Then we get to Santa Ana where Karl Denson’s serves us with melodious sax & flute layers. Both artists proficiency blend freshly on Headnodic’s beats. A loop of two chords on organs contagiously flows from ears to toes making the whole body shake and warm up. Ahmad’s fusion of Funk and Hip-hop is an accurate selection of Oakland Bandcamp City Guide, a city where those styles are deeply rooted and represented by artists such as Sly Stone and Tupac. The musical formula of this emcee, producer, DJ and label owner already gave internationally acclaimed results with his solo albums from The Push to Collaboration as well as with Earthtones an album produced with his crew the Crown City Rockers.