Boulevards’ Jamil Rashad Selects His Musical Memories
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:53:49
Boulevards is the stage name of one Jamil Rashad, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based artist raised on the funk sounds of his parents' record collection. As a teen, Rashad dipped into the metal and punk scene of his hometown, but eventually found his way back to the soulful grooves of Rick James and some hole-in-the-wall punk rock, influences that loom large on his recently released debut album, Groove!, released just days ago on Captured Tracks.
Between the retro funk grooves of a single like "Move and Shout," and the synth pop boogie of "Got to Go," we were curious to learn more about the influences and inspirations of Boulevards. Rashad took a moment with our Musical Influences questionnaire to tell us more.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff