On July 17th, Toronto based artist, Raeshaun released his newest single, “Dubai”.
In 2018, the former full-time Senior Accountant (CPA) reinvented himself as a hip-hop artist and streetwear entrepreneur.
Following his transformation, Raeshaun has burst onto the scene with collabs with JUNO/MTV award-winning artists and a sold-out headlining show.
Since taking to the music scene, Raeshaun has gained a steady growing fan base that spans over 45 countries accounting for his 40K streams cross-platform along with local airplay slots on Flow 93.5FM.
With a youthful voice and relaxed tempo, Raeshaun’s style has a nostalgic feel reminiscent of the energy and optimism of the early 2000’s hip-hop. The single references modern figures like Kanye and Beyonce, but I could still see my high school self swaying to this soon to be a classic summer jam.
Raeshaun combines elements of hip-hop, rap, trap, and pop to create vibrant urban beats that resonate with his listeners. His fans find themselves in a chill yet hype state with his relaxed and mid-tempo mixes.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.