Los Angeles based singer/songwriter and actor Rahsaan Patterson is used to being in the limelight. The dynamic artist was only ten when he landed in the national spotlight as a cast member on the Disney Channel show, Kids Incorporated, alongside cast mates Fergie and Mario Lopez. However, it is not fame that has fueled Patterson all these years but rather an earnest desire to create music and stories about life’s ever-changing journey that capture the human spirit. It is a mission that he has fulfilled well through the narrative of his own soul-stirring compositions. R&B goddess Chaka Khan has sung his praises, Brandy and Van Hunt have recorded his songs and Faith, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell have all done collaborations with him. “I create my music based on my personal experience, my spirit, and where the spirit takes me and guides me to where I’m supposed to go,” confides Rahsaan, who was named after the iconic and eccentric jazz legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Patterson’s adventurous musical palette, which fuses the worlds of R&B, funk, jazz, gospel and electronica, has always kept his fans on the edge of their seats. His visionary spirit, coupled with his buttery smooth and flawless soul drenched tenor, has garnered Rahsaan, a unique space in the R&B world. “I am more than a classic R&B person. I have an exploratory nature in life and that dynamic is also reflected in my music,” shares Rahsaan. Heroes & Gods was released on Shanachie Entertainment in May 2019, which further cemented Patterson’s place as one of the most impressive voices in modern R&B. “
HERE’S THE GOOD WORD ON HEROES & GODS
Heroes & Gods is arguably Patterson’s finest creation yet. With its soulful vocals, strong material, varied arrangements and gleaning production, its consistently engaging from start to finish. – MOJO Magazine
The singer-songwriter and his supple tenor..traverse a terrain of topics encompassing love, self-empowerment, spirituality and simple dance-your-ass-off fun.- Billboard Magazine
Heroes & Gods is an impressively motley collection of sounds and experiences that once again showcase Rahsaan Patterson’s vocal singularity. Rahsaan has assured his ongoing musical relevance with a commitment to his craft and an enviable ability to stay in ‘the zone’ while expanding its parameters greatly. – Soultracks
What shines on Gods is Patterson’s impeccable command over his voice.. Rahsaan Patterson is very much a “singer’s singer” and Heroes & Gods is a study on masterful vocal technique. Listen, if for no other reason, to learn. – Exclaim!