By Carla B., Los Angeles EOTM! Online Music Critic
There is a difference between Rahn Anthoni and the rest of the R&B contemporaries. No, it has nothing to do with him singing gospel in the past or even immersing himself in the techno scene internationally or his philanthropy work. It especially has nothing to do with the untimely passing of his son, Aaron Hatcher, or his new affiliations with Human Rights Organizations across the country. Rather, this 30 something entertainer is aggressively passing his peers and setting the internet ablaze, because of the fearlessness in everything he does.
As he demonstrated on last year’s spectacular album “Man on a Mission,” Anthoni is not afraid to adopt music choices outside of the R&B realm.
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In recent months, Rahn Anthoni’s career has taken a slight shift from gospel contemporary to more conventional soulful and pop ballads.
This multi-faceted recording artist, actor and philanthropist has without a doubt earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. Releasing multiple albums to date, selling thousands of albums worldwide.
In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, Anthoni has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully and has collaborated with performers across every genre including Dottie Peoples, Tolga Katas, Stevie B, Musiq Soulchild, Shirley Murdock, Trinity and many more.
His music has graced the Stellar Awards as well as the BET Gospel Celebration and has been nominated for a South Florida Music Award, Crunk for Christ Radio Holy Hip Hop and Rhythm & Praise Awards amongst others. He was also most recently submitted for a NAACP Image Award.
The genius of Rahn Anthoni rests in his willingness to break from traditional formula and constantly push the envelope. He flips the method of the moment with undeniable swagger and bold hip-hop sensibility.
If you’ve ever seen him in concert then you already know, his stage performances are unforgettable. Part of the reason Anthoni never appears to break a sweat is because, well, he really isn’t. He’s a frustratingly restrained vocalist, tending towards the legato, dragging each syllable out until it melts into the next one.
As a songwriter, Anthoni revisits simple, but profound aspects of the human experience – love, desire, joy and pain that define classical art and drama. He applies his concept to rich, full vocals that exude his intended effect which draws from the spirit of his musical forefathers, Curtis Mayfield and Donnie Hathaway.
But no matter what Anthoni’s mood is on a album, the songs sound fantastic. The production never smothers the singer’s sumptuous vocals, which spill over into pockets of air that the listener didn’t know could be filled.
“Rahn Anthoni is a genius with a heart of gold…and we’ve seen only the tip of the iceberg. For all that he has already achieved in his career, it is going to be fun watching where he goes from here,” Carla B. of EOTM Media said in a recent interview.
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