Artist of the day: Rahim Samad
As a rapper, Rahim Samad has a '90s-throwback flow that bridges the gap between the gangsta swagger of Dr. Dre and the jazzy funk of Digable Planets. He’s also a skilled writer with plenty of charisma, which is how he ended up writing and starring in an independent movie recently filmed in and around Tampa.
Helmed by local music video director Jeff Osborne, Travel Properly is sort of a triptych, a three-part story of two down-on-their-luck men who help a third man, then receive an unexpected repayment down the line. Tampa rapper Funkghost also stars in the film. This isn’t the first time Osborne and Samad have collaborated — check out their video for Samad’s On The Corner, above.
And check out Samad’s most recent mixtape, Broken Barriers II, for a taste of his music.