Columbus, Ohio renaissance man Rashad is probably best known for being the architect of Stalley’s Intelligent Trunk Music sound. While he’s produced some of his best work with the aforementioned fellow Ohio native, he’s proven that he is an artist to be reckoned with on his own. Blending a classic hip-hop sensibility with smooth vocals and heartfelt songwriting, Rashad’s approach feels refreshingly novel in a music climate awash with one imitator after another.
His latest project, entitled The Quiet Loud, is a pure, concentrated, sample of Rashad’s soul. As the only singer, producer, writer, arranger and engineer on the project, Rashad lets the listener into a world devoid of outside influences, besides his hometown of Columbus, and the lives, loves, and loss that entered his orbit. You can stream The Quiet Loud below, and down load here