This may explain his emotional attachment to reviving R&B. “I want to take it back to when an artist’s voice made the song.” Many ask the question, “Why is he not signed?” Rapheal has dedicated four years of his life to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management. “Music is more than music in today’s market. At the end of the day you need to be able to look at a contract and know whether it’s right for you.” Set to graduate in May 2008, the stars have finally lined up for Chicago native Rapheal and with his sultry lyrics, vocals and personality, he is sure to be a mainstay in the world of R&B.
From the choir to the forefront, Rapheal has been patiently waiting to present himself to the world. “Some may argue that my instinct for music is in my bloodline. Being surrounded by heavy hitters all my life has given me the killer instinct for perfection.” Cousin and Grammy award winning producer, Maurice Joshua, has been influential in fueling Rapheal’s hunger for the game. “Sitting around the studio looking up to my cousin is what motivated me to reach for the stars.
Maurice’s passion shined through his work. Witnessing this passion set the bar for me.” “I want to represent Chicago and R&B as an educated gentleman who’s dedicated to touching others through music, especially the ladies.” Rapheal’s music paints a picture full of love, heartache, passion and joy. “I believe that certain elements of life make us who we are and my therapy throughout life has been my music and lyrics. I would like to share my therapy with my fans through their good times and bad.” In today’s consumer market, listeners respond to music that hooks you within the first 10 seconds.
Catchy yet substance filled, Rapheal’s music will hook you from the beginning to end. Rapheal's passion for writing makes him a threat to current R&B crooners who no longer take time to develop themselves lyrically. Proving yourself in an over saturated market is the biggest challenge for most artists but Rapheal has worked hard to overcome them. He has already opened up for Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Montell Jordan, Jah Rhista and Chicago’s legendary Public Announcement.
These experiences have been stepping stones towards Rapheal’s boundless potential to become the heavy hitter that he is destined to be. Chicago is a hot bed for talent and the world will finally realize what they have been missing! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..