Yes, that was indeed the legendary Howard Hewett of the iconic R&B/Pop group Shalamar. And yes, this is me...hi there. :)
My name is Rashaad Carlton which I'm sure you know by now, but a more personal introduction is more of my thing. I'm an indie recording artist originally from Detroit, Michigan who has had the opportunity to work with some of the best and legendary artists in the entertainment industry. Here are just a few:
I've released three singles within the last 4 years that have done quite well. My first single released in 2013 is titled, 'If You Leave'.
LISTEN TO MY SINGLE, 'IF YOU LEAVE' BELOW:
ENJOY THIS LIVE FAN-CAM EXPERIENCE OF 'IF YOU LEAVE' BELOW:
As you can imagine, I was blessed to have many opportunities and stages opened to me across the country. One such opportunity was the recording of my next single titled, 'I Thank Heaven'. Recording this song was such an honor for me. Veteran super producer Derek 'DOA' Allen sent me the song and I instantly knew I had to record it. The song was written by the legendary Quincy Jones, originally for the late great Michael Jackson. However, the late great Robert Brookins recorded the song, including it on AfterBach's 'Matinee' album in 1981. I am the first and only artist in over 30 years to rerecord this song featured on the Robert Brookins ‘Legacy’ album.
CLICK THE LINK TO CHECK OUT A SHORT REVIEW OF 'I THANK HEAVEN' ON SOULTRACKS.COM: https://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-rashaad-carlton-heaven
LISTEN TO MY SINGLE 'I THANK HEAVEN' BELOW:
My last and most recent release was my single 'Just Stay With Me'. I have a very vast and diverse audience. This single was born from the voice of my younger fans that liked the more mature sounding singles, but wanted something a little more contemporary. The people spoke and they were heard.
LISTEN TO MY SINGLE, 'JUST STAY WITH ME' BELOW:
I've been a featured actor/singer in the stage play, "Clown in the Prayer Closet".
CLICK THE LINK TO CHECK OUT THE "CLOWN IN THE PRAYER CLOSET" PRESS RELEASE: https://www.prlog.org/12549093-recording-artists-bishop-le-franklin-and-rashaad-carlton-in-new-play-clown-in-the-prayer-closet.html
I've won various awards including, but not limited to:
- Sounds of Soul Award “Best Urban/Soul Artist” 
- Northern California Entertainers & Music Awards "R&B/Soul Artist of the Year" 
- Bay Area Black Music Award "Best Male Vocalist" 
I've even received an honorable recognition from the California State Senate for my contributions to entrepreneurship in music.
I've been a featured artist as a vocalist and/or a writer on many successful projects of my friends and clients alike. Yet, with all this hard work and with all of these wonderful accolades (of which these are just a few), I am still lacking one thing. A complete successful album of my own. lol!
I am finally ready to take my place at the top and bring something new, fresh and exciting to this industry. Pretty much everything I've done so far, I've financed on my own, but to produce this project the way it needs to be to compete in this current industry is going to cost a bit more than what I currently have available. That is where I ask my fans, supporters and music lovers who love what I do to stand with me and be part of my journey to fulfillment.
Here is what $50,000 will pay for:
- Legal/Administrative fees (relating to this music project)
- Recording Studio
- Professional Musicians
- Mixing and Mastering
- CD Artwork/Design
- Merchandise Manufacturing
Production on and for the album has already begun. Once the requested investment total is reached, I hope to celebrate a spring 2018 release of a new single and the summer 2018 release of the full project.
Please thoughtfully consider being part of the ground level process of the next big name in music and entertainment today. I KNOW we can do it. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and contribution!
What say the people?