Get to know the Detroit, Michigan-based musician, Rashad B! From a city that has developed some of the greatest musicians and singers to ever record has done it again! The singer-songwriter has a very unique sound that the world needs to hear.
His newest track, “Tell Me” is a certified bop and it was produced by Helluva. Fans can expect a full length project later this year.
Rashad B explains, “Tell Me” is a record about the satisfaction of the wants and needs of a woman no matter what it entails. “Working with Helluva is always fun and an easy process. He’s a creative genius. He listens to what kind of vibe you want on a track and brings it life effortlessly.”
Learn more about Rashad B in the following All Access interview:
Thank you for your time. Given these unusual Covid-19 times, what does a typical day look like for you? How have you adjusted to these times? What has changed about your life?
I get up and head to the track for a quick workout, later come back home get cleaned up and eat and start focusing on the next song I’m trying to write or the next singing video I’m going to post on my social media page. I’ve just tried to find ways to spread things around, so I won’t get bored, because we have so much down time. I’ve spent a lot of time with my parents and brother more than usual, and also not being able to work was something that was a life changer. Nevertheless things are working out.
What has been the hardest/most challenging part about being quarantined? Is your city starting to open up more now? What has that been like for you watching that unfold?
At first the hardest part was just sitting still not singing at shows and going out with friends and family. Our city has opened back up with specific guidelines and protocols to follow. It’s been really bizarre and interesting, never thought I’ll see something like this. We’re making it work the best we can.
How have you been able to use social media during these unprecedented times? Are you finding that you use it even more now to stay connected to fans and other musicians? Have you changed the way that you utilize it these days?
I’ve definitely been on social media way more than usual. Putting out singing video per request is how I’m staying connected. I try to post more to engage more and put out sponsors videos.
What has it been like having to reschedule all your shows this year? Are there shows getting scheduled for 2021 that you already looking forward to or you waiting to start making future tour plans?
It’s been pretty rough having to push shows seeing how things were looking pretty promising before we had to shut down. Things have been push back to 2021 and I’m definitely looking forward to share the stage with an amazing crowd.
Since we are all really missing live music, can you recall a favorite show of yours from the past? What do you think ultimately makes for a great show for you? What has been a favorite show of yours by another artist?
My last show right before the pandemic with Genuwine was by far my favorite show. The connection you have with the crowd makes a great show. Grasping and keeping their attention and making them feel apart of the show. My favorite show I’ve been to was by Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran.
Let’s talk about your newest song “Tell Me.” What was the inspiration for this track? How did you go about writing it and putting it together?
Super producer Helluva and I came up with an idea about the satisfaction of the wants and needs of a woman no matter what it entails. We wanted to create something that had good energy behind it that both men and women could vibe to.
Are you currently working on anything other new music? What has been inspiring you lately?
Yes I’m definitely working on music constantly. Music that has substance, that’s stands for something, life issues in general. Situations them stem from love, heart break, failure, uplifting and just general dance feel good music. Something you can enjoy with any situation your life is facing at the moment.
How do you think future music is going to be influenced by this incredible and absolutely necessary Black Lives Matter movement that the US has been going through? How exactly is it inspiring you and your music?
I believe music will be more conscious and more uplifting to our people. I think it’ll be more about trying to love each other but also in a fun way. That’s what my music is all about. Life.
If you could get into the studio with any artist today and collaborate on a new song for you, who would it be and why?
It’ll probably have to be either Usher or Chris Brown, it’s been a life long dream to get the studio just go see their creative process. They’re my favorite artist.
What would your dream music video look like right now?
Something that deals with an exotic beach party. That displays boats, jet skis and lots of beautiful women. A fun time.
If you could go back in time and tell your younger musician self something about this industry or how your career was going to progress, what would you say?
Start now, get more inclusive with your fans. Stay connected to the internet, social media will be the next best option to interact with fans quickly. Perfect your craft because everyone is getting better every day. Also put out content that the people will enjoy. Be versatile.