Meet The Urbaanite: Rashad Rayford

Meet Rashad Rayford aka Rashad thaPoet, an award-winning actor, poet, and speaker. His work has been featured at TEDx, on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, HuffPo, and USA Today. Rashad is the Owner of Elevate Your Vibe, LLC a non-traditional speaking company that intuitively blends spoken word poetry, business talk, and inspirational speaking to help businesses tell more compelling and concise stories. He is highly sought after because of his innate ability to transform any crowd in any industry and Elevate Their Vibe.

Rashad Rayford

Company: Elevate Your Vibe

Hometown: Nashville

Title: Artist, Actor, Teacher

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville? The Other Side, Too with S-Wrap, and The Varsity (Michael B Hicks, Kyle Hicks, Adrian Taylor) are new albums that are available at all DSPs.

What inspires you? Our world, this album speaks to some of the needs we have as people. We are all climbing, and falling, and figuring it out as we move. We wanted people to know they have the power to inspire as well.

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour? Happy Hour

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? Time Will Tell.

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist? Too many to name, so I’ll just name the Brothers I’m working with right now.
S-Wrap, and production trio The Varsity

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? Vegelicious Cafe is always a favorite. The people, the Vibe, the neighborhood. It just feels good.

Listen to Rashad’s latest album here: The Other Side Too

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