Rashid Raman is a 24 year old musician from Detroit, you can find him in Atlanat playing at Redlight May 15.
Q:Who inspired you to become the musician you are today?
A:well I would say just music it's self the moves you " just drawn me to make it but if I had to say name's i would say Nina Simone , Sade, B.B king, Jay-z, Nas just and one who made god music
Q:What make you different from the other entire artist in your genre?
A:Just being myself. every one is different so if you just be your self your true self and show it in your music then your different .
Q:Who are the people in your life that help you becomes the person you are today?
A:I would say the villeins the heroes and god. you lean from the villeins from the wrong they do and you learn from heroes in the right things they do and god give you knowledge to shape you everyday.
Q:How long have you been doing music and what age did you start?
A: Time . Time and learning everyday is how I can improve.
Q:What and how could you improve your music?
A:Just getting better and improving and growing trying new things and going were ever god and my heart takes me.
Q:If you could work with any famous person right now, who would it be?
AMan! Would love to work with the "Yeah Yeah Yeahs", "The Killers", "M.I.A", "Lupe", and "Jimmy Hendrix" if he was still rocking!!
Q:What piece of music do you think is your best?
A:Man that's a hard one... I would say my most loved would be a track form my last collection of work / cd "free love war and peace" the track is called Seeds " about homeless kids and back packers Anyone who never had a home. I met a girl in ga who was back packing and homeless who inspired it, cool girl.
Q:How do you look at your old creation from your new one?
A:Its a big change from my old work to my new but the same heart is still there. I was living in Detroit most of my life so my old stuff is positive with a real hood feel to it but my new music is more positive and eye opening then the old still got a touch of hood can't take that out if I wanted to and i don't. (chuckle)
Q:If you could be any animal which animal and why?
A:(laughs) Guess a dragon I could fly and if you cross the line I could burn you up. (laughs)
Q:If you could pick any song to be your theme song, what song and why would it be your theme song?
A:uuum "the house of the raising sun" he talks about his home town how it was tough and his not so clean life but at the end of the day he won and that's how feel my life and the outcome had been. I won.
Q:Name one thing that you are proud about yourself?
A: I'm proud of coming from my city and Making it out with out dying or going to jail for life or being a drug dealer.!! I'm out and I'm clean and trust that's not easy.
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