• RAND SLAM - Johan CD / Rimajinasi CD
SELF RELEASE / DEF BLOC RECORDS
Rand Slam was born and grew up in Jayapura until graduating from high school in 2010. While still on the easternmost island of Indonesia, he knew hip-hop. His introduction was completely accidental, Rand Slam, who at that time was still in the middle of junior high school, had just bought the Nokia N-Gage Classic. As soon as he explored his new cellphone, he found "Nuthin 'But a G Thang" owned by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The rest was history from Jayapura to Jakarta and onwards to Bandung, together with Senartogok, they pioneered managing a collective-based record label, Def Bloc and Morgue Vanguard of Grimloc Records, gave inputs. Def Bloc then became a home for Rimajinasi, as well V/A Pretext for Bumrush.
Rimajinasi was released in 2017. More than that, it was able to reach the ears of mass media and get a positive response, one of them is Rolling Stone Indonesia. As well as being named the best album of 2017 by Vice Indonesia and Warning Magazine. Aside from being named the best local hip-hop album for 2017 by the three media at the start, Rimajinasi experienced significant sales. In an era where the power of consumption of physical releases faded and the fact that hip-hop still became community music. Rimajinasi have six collaborators: Instinc, Juta, Matter Mos, Strike The Head, Joe Million, and Senartogok who contributed a lot of input. The six names are the people who according to Rand Slam have the same vision in working.
Prior the release of Rimajinasi, Johan EP was self released few months before that, with 7 incredible beat tracks tagged alongside with Rand Slam's unique emceeing, introducing this EP as the pre-Rimajinasi production works.