Askari X

Askari X

Biography

Askari X, aka Ansar El Muhammed and Ricky Murdock, is a hip-hop artist from Oakland, California. He has 3 albums and is on many compilation albums and as a guest on several albums. He is famous for coining the term RBG. Stic.man and M-1 of Dead Prez talk about Askari X often in music and credit him as one of their main musical influences.

Askari X is known for black power messages combined with spiritual Islamic themes. His lyrics have a message similar to Fred Hampton, Bobby Hutton, Marcus Garvey, Huey P. Newton, and Malcolm X, including the Black Panther mentality and political manifesto of Malcolm X: "by any means necessary." His sound is characterized by slow powerful drum beats and a flow similar to Tupac. His message is similar to rap artists Dead Prez, X-Clan, Immortal Technique, Public Enemy, and Steve B.I.K.O.

Askari X espouses a mixture of ideologies, one being that of a revolutionary, who uses carnal weapons and guns to obtain freedom, along the lines of the Black Panthers and the African People's Socialist Party. The other being that of s/c Black Islam (Teachings of thee Nation of Islam) as taught by Ansar El Muhammad, Thee Select One, thee ALLAH Master J, which is foundated on the teachings of Thee Messenger, Thee Glorious Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, which strictly forbids the use of or even possession of guns or carnal weapons of any sort. Askari X also mixes in various levels glorifying the Thug culture, slang, even drug use at times, all with an intent of capturing the imagination of African American youth with audio imagery similar to the conditions they grow up in. As any movie script writer, director, or producer, Askari X without double standard could be innocent of any negative influence his songs may have on those who listen to his songs.

Askari X stands out from other revolutionary underground hip-hop artists with his powerful, blunt, and direct message in support of the black liberation struggle and for being one of the first artists of the RBG movement. Taking anti-racism to a militant level, Askari X supports a revolution against violent racism that matches the notorious aggression of the white supremacist movement. His genre could be identified as a conscious rap artist.

Discography

Askari X - Ward Of The State

Askari X - Ward Of The State

Righteous Records 1992
Askari X - Message To The Black Man

Askari X - Message To The Black Man

Slow Motion Records 1996
Askari X - The Return Of Askari X (a.k.a Rickey Murdock)

Askari X - The Return Of Askari X (a.k.a Rickey Murdock)

Success Entertainment 2000

Guest Appearances

The Delinquents - Outta Control
  • Gotta Go

The Delinquents - Outta Control

Dank Or Die Records 1995
Off Da Hook - Off Da Hook
  • Kill No Killers

Off Da Hook - Off Da Hook

Loud Records 1996
Brotha Moe - You Reap What You Sow

Brotha Moe - You Reap What You Sow

Trigga Lock 1996
The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses
  • Thinking Bout Home

The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses

Dank Or Die Records 1999
Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way
  • Get That Paper

Ant Banks Presents T.W.D.Y. - Lead The Way

Thump Records 2000
Allie Baba - 3 Wishes
  • Confessions

Allie Baba - 3 Wishes

City Slicken' It Entertainment 2001
2Wice Presents Off Da Hook 2001
  • Still No Killers

2Wice Presents Off Da Hook 2001

Gold Grille Entertainment 2001
Nutt-So - The Movie
  • World Wide Drama

Nutt-So - The Movie

Outlawz Records, Big G Entertainment 2002
The Delinquents - Town Business Part I
  • Ride Wit Me

The Delinquents - Town Business Part I

Hieroglyphics Imperium Records 2003
Da Scrayper Boyz - Scrayper Bizness The Mixtape Vol.1
  • Supreme Wisdom

Da Scrayper Boyz - Scrayper Bizness The Mixtape Vol.1

Blackfellas Entertainment 2006
Ras Ceylon - Scientific Non-Fiction
  • Many Levelz

Ras Ceylon - Scientific Non-Fiction

Throwback Records 2008
The Jacka Presents Lee Majors - Money On My Mind
  • We Gotta Eat

The Jacka Presents Lee Majors - Money On My Mind

Major Muzic 2008
The Mekanix - Chop Shop
  • Geest Oakland

The Mekanix - Chop Shop

Zoo Entertainment 2012

Compilations

Various - Cell Block Compilation
  • Fucked In The Game

Various - Cell Block Compilation

Cell Block Records, Priority Records 1996
Various - Pusha' Man Compilation
  • Rumble In The Jungle

Various - The Pusha' Man Compilation

The Road Productions 1996
Various - International Blunt Funk Compilation
  • Peckerwood, Peckerwood

Various - International Blunt Funk Compilation

In-A-Minute Records, Blunt Funk Records 1997
Herm - Solo Album
  • Street Soldier

Herm - Solo Album

Black Power Productions 1998
Down-N-Dirty Presents The Monopolation
  • Fuck Tha P.D.

Various - Down-N-Dirty Presents The Monopolation

Legal Dope Records 1999
Sekret Weapons Vol. 1
  • U Reap What U Sow

Various - Sekret Weapons Vol. 1

S2 Records, Soul Town Entertainment 1999
Top Of The Line Entertainment - The Bootleg Project
  • Scandalous

Various - The Bootleg Project

Top Of The Line Entertainment 2001
The Delinquents Presents The Dominion
  • Back N Tha Dayz

Various - The Delinquents Present The Dominion

Real To Reel Entertainment 2001
The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...
  • Ain't Nuthin' Funny

Various - The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...

Real To Reel Entertainment 2001
The Delinquents - The Audio Biography Vol. 1
  • 5-0

The Delinquents - The Audio Biography Vol. 1

Dank Or Die Records 2001
The Best Kept Secretz Vol. 1
  • Scared 2 Die

Various - The Best Kept Secretz Vol. 1

Black Armor Records 2002
G-Stack Presents Tha Color Purple Vol. 2
  • Geast Oakland

Various - G-Stack Presents Tha Color Purple Vol. 2

4 The Streets Entertainment 2007
J-Diggs - Ghost Ridin' 101
  • Barn

Various - Ghost Ridin' 101 (The Soundtrack)

Thizz Entertainment 2007
Hunid Racks - Bay Bizness
  • 100 Racks

Various - Hunid Racks Bay Bizness

Sumo Records 2007
G-Stack Presents George W. Kush Vol. 3
  • Gangsta Bush

Various - G-Stack Presents George W. Kush Vol. 3

4 The Streets Entertainment 2009
Various - Bennie Owens Presents Half Way House The Mixtape
  • On The Gring

Various - Bennie Owens Presents Half Way House The Mixtape

Owens Ent. 2011