May is music month on SYFY WIRE, and to celebrate, we're making way for Raisi K. The RaisinMan! Raisi K. Mobele is a hip-hop and R&B producer who has made a name for himself in the industry by creating beats from TV, movie, anime, and video game soundtracks. When Raisi K.'s music comes together, the familiar sounds take on a new flavor.
Raisi K. demonstrated his remixes with a sample from Batman: The Animated Series' theme by Danny Elfman during our extended profile with him. He describes his music as a mixture of contemporary and nostalgic, which leads to some very familiar themes taking on brand-new dimensions. Raisi K. shared the story of his earliest immersion into nerddom, which happened when he received a Super NES for his fourth birthday. He also cited his early exposure to the Akira anime movie as one of the defining moments of his journey into all things geek.
As a parallel journey, Raisi K. went on to name some of his primary musical influences, including Congolese music, the Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie, Nas, and more. Raisi K. only learned how to make beats eight years ago, but it sparked an obsession that has defined his career. Raisi K. started posting his creations on YouTube, and his popularity organically grew from there.
Raisi K. specifically mentioned his Donkey Kong Country beat, "The Fear," as one of his personal favorites. He said that was the first time he realized that he could keep on making new beats.
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