Posted on: April 14, 2024 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 2

With a career spanning four decades and a voice that transcends genres, Rahsaan Patterson has firmly established himself as an icon in the realms of music, style, and entertainment. Here at Upscale magazine, we take a moment on this sacred Sunday to salute this remarkable talent.

Rahsaan Patterson


Born in the early ’70s in New York City, Rahsaan Patterson’s journey to stardom started during his youth when he captured hearts as “The Kid” on the beloved 1980s TV show Kids Incorporated. Watching vintage clips of Rahsaan singing, it’s clear he was already cultivating his star status at a young age.

Relive this throwback moment! Plus, take a look at this fabulous cowboy hat (this isn’t Texas; it’s Patterson’s world).


Here’s an acapella request of #rahsaanpatterson singing #EveryBreathYouTake by #ThePolice from season 2 #1985 #KidsIncorporated #KidsInc #80s #80smusic #80skid #80skids #80stv #80stvshows #80stvshow #music #musicvideo #Sting #martika #fergie

♬ original sound – KIDS Incorporated Show


His early promise hinted at a multifaceted artist in the making, destined to make an indelible mark on the worlds of music, fashion, and entertainment. Patterson’s initial exposure to fame paved the way for his exceptional musical talents to emerge. During his time as a child actor on Kids Incorporated, he effortlessly displayed his vocal prowess and innate charm, setting the stage for a remarkable career trajectory.

With each performance, Patterson exuded a magnetic energy that drew audiences in, setting the stage for his evolution as a musician and fashion trendsetter.

Rahsaan Patterson’s journey into adulthood only fueled his passion for music, leading him to explore diverse musical genres and styles. His music, a fusion of soul, R&B, and funk, garnered widespread acclaim, establishing him as a formidable presence in the music industry. Patterson’s exceptional vocal talent, characterized by its honey-toned, velvety smoothness, has earned him admiration from critics and fans alike, distinguishing him in an industry often characterized by fleeting talent. With albums like “Heroes & Gods” exemplifying his bold artistic vision, Patterson continues to push boundaries with tracks like “Sent from Heaven” and “Wide Awake,” showcasing his soulful vocals and impeccable songwriting skills, further cementing his status as a musical icon.

A master of various vocal genres including R&B, jazz, funk, and gospel, Patterson’s collaborations with renowned artists like Faith, Ledisi, Rachelle Ferrell, and Lalah Hathaway underscore his versatility and influence in the music industry.


Patterson has consistently led the charge in innovation, skillfully merging fashion and music to craft a distinct and unforgettable style. His innate ability to effortlessly infuse coolness into his attire, combined with his fearless approach to fashion, has established him as a true trendsetter. Patterson’s daring fashion statements have sparked a wave of inspiration among his fans, encouraging them to celebrate their individuality through fashion.

Rahsaan Patterson

Here are just a few of my favorite looks.


Rahsaan Patterson


In addition to his musical endeavors, Patterson has showcased his acting prowess in various television shows and films, including the acclaimed “Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story.” His versatility as a performer has garnered widespread acclaim, cementing his reputation as a true Renaissance man in the entertainment industry.

As Rahsaan Patterson’s journey continues to unfold, his influence in the realms of music and fashion continues to resonate worldwide. Whether captivating audiences with his soul-stirring melodies on stage or showcasing his impeccable fashion sense, Patterson remains an enduring icon. As he pushes the boundaries of creativity, his legacy is poised to transcend generations, leaving an indelible mark on the worlds of fashion, music, and beyond.

For more on Rahsaan Patterson, visit his website at and follow him on Instagram @rahsaanpatterson for further insights and updates.

Rahsaan, I just had to “Stop By” (pun intended) to let you know I’m a big fan!

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds Senior Fashion Editor, Upscale Magazine

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