Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rahsaan Patterson - Wine and Spirits

Real Talk caught up with Rahsaan Patterson at Yoshi's world class jazz Club in Oakland's Jack London Square.

Rahsaan came to the interview pretty exhausted but generally speaking he seems to be a pretty mellow kind of guy.

Born: In New York City in 1974. He was named after Rahsaan Roland Kirk, a blind jazz musician. Raised: In The Bronx, N.Y.

Rahsaan's career as a performer began not as a singer or musician, but as an actor. At the age of 10, Rahsaan auditioned for the childrens' television show Kids Incorporated, about a pre-teen and teen rock band. He won a part and was cast as "The Kid" and was on the show during its first four seasons, from 1984-1987.Interestingly, he was one of several child actors-musicians on the show to go on success as an adult; others include the singers Fergie (of the Black Eyed Peas) and Shanice, as well as actors Mario Lopez and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

His most recent album, Wines & Spirits, was released on his own independent label, Artistry Music. In an interview with journalists in Los Angeles in August 2007, a few weeks before the album's release, Rahsaan revealed that after his father died a few years prior, he lost interest in making music and that Wines & Spirits reflects his loss.

Thank you Rahsaan for the interview.

You are truly a wonderful vocalist and I wish you much, much success with your new CD Wines & Spirits.
See my interview with Rahsaan Patterson below.

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