Mebracknegodguwad Mahtemework (born September 1, 1991), better known as Ras Nebyu and sometimes refered to as the Thunder Man, is an Ethio-American recording artist from Uptown Washington, DC. The son of an African-American mother & an Ethiopian father, Ras seemlessly bridges the gap of his parents’ cultures and provides us with a brand new perspective of modern day Uptown, DC thru hip hop. He managed to blend his socially conscious content and his Rastafarian/Pan-Africanist beliefs with futuristic sounds and leisure listening without compromising the integrity of his message. Since the start of the Washington Slizzards collective, Ras has performed a countless amount of times throughout the DC area opening for the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott, Ab Soul etc. including major festivals such as Trillectro (August 2014) & Broccoli City (April 2015). Returning back to DC after performing an opening set at Nigerian superstar Wizkid’s concert in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, West Africa) last summer, the Thunder Man along with childhood friend & producer The Arckitech are gearing up to release his next mixtape entitled SLIZZATRISM !