Jamil Rashad, a/k/a Boulevards, is the embodiment of funk. Taking queues from pioneers such as James Brow Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, and Little Richard, Boulevards seamlessly delivers cheeky, party-themed jams that range from raw and risqué to soul.
From an early age, Jamil’s father, a R&B Radio DJ, exposed him to jazz, blues, and R&B. This pushed him to get involved in the city’s local music scene early on in his youth. In his teens, he embraced the punk and metal scene in his hometown of Raleigh, NC; genres that would later go on to influence Rashad’s songwriting by way of their tight technical precision and power. After an art school education and several stints in local bands, Jamil rediscovered and returned to his first true love: funk.
PUNK FUNK FOREVER