Los Angeles-based Ras G was a hip-hop producer who made a name for himself during the 1990s hip-hop and experimental jazz scene. Ras G's 21st Century music is by no means bound by his hip-hop and jazz roots, as he and his "African Space Program" are musical visions of the future. Ras G's fascination with sci-fi, allegiance to Rastafarianism and debt to Sun Ra are all wrapped up in beat-centric music. Ras G released albums that were collections of his own beats, many of which have a distinctly jazz flavor. Madlib is an obvious comparison to the musical space in which Ras G occupies, though Ras G definitely infuses elements of spirituality, afro-futurism and experimentalism into his own beat brew.