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RawSidd (born Rauf Siddiqui on August 17, 1980) is an American/indian Hip Hop artist and producer.
He was at the frontlines of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged early 2010.
He is currently unsigned and looking for a record label to call his own.
Regarding his name, he said: "I acquired the name Rawsidd from my style of lyrics."
A Chicagoland, Waukegan, Illinois-Indian born MC, RawSidd initially recorded and released two self-financed efforts,
Misery Loves Company (2004) under the name Kid Heartbreak, a full length,
and Pain Over Pleasure (2008), while also working at a laser company.
These two independent releases are widely sought after in the underground scene.
Shortly after releasing Pain Over Pleasure (2008), RawSidd was widely known locally because he was producing albums and
while others were passing out mixxtapes.
an album dedicated to the discussion of pain and pleasure.
This album was most well known for its single "Lost Souls." Because of its popularity,
Lost Souls was put to rest.
"Baby Tell Me," whose paraphrased lyrics simultaneously refer back to relationships in the past where he just got up and left.
RawSidd grew up in Waukegan, Illinois and attended waukegan High School.
He married Ayesha Siddiqua, a native of Hyderabad India in 2001.
He Had his first baby boy in 2006 he named him Sobaan Siddiqui.
They now reside in Waukegan, Illinois.
RawSidd lyrics are generally seen as complex and abstract.
Critics state that the use of words can be so detailed that it becomes difficult to determine their originally intended meaning.
The interpretation is highly subjective, because the messages conveyed are not always clearly defined.
the lyrics are sometimes inspired by events which have occurred in RawSidd's personal life.
Questioned about his lyrical style in an interview, RawSidd responded:
It's probably because it's not the most accessible music in the world.
It may pose a slight threat to the listener beyond your average pop song.
I'm no genius by a long shot, but these songs are not hard to understand,
article: RawSidd discography
Misery Loves Company (2004)
Pain Over Pleasure (2008)
Tomorrow Never Comes (2012)
Mixxed Emotionz (under diff.Alias w/Cinematic) (2005)
Blood Letters (under diff. Alias w/ Cinematic for 3rd City Bound) (2007)