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Meet Muhammad Rashid

Today we’d like to introduce you to Muhammad Rashid aka “CLE’PH”.

Hi CLE’PH, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Well, My name is CLE’PH. I’m an Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. I have been making music for years; I can’t put an actual number on it, so just years.

In the early 2000s, I won his first singing competition as a solo artist at Long Island University. I beat out 13 other music artists with his self-written song, “I Can Treat You Better,” solidifying my spot in a music video with the Independent Music Label, Really Hot Music. In 2018, I won my first Independent music award for R&B Artist of The Year, at the LDM Network Awards, for the hit single, “Hey Miss Beautiful.”

My hits include the award-winning song “Hey Miss Beautiful,” “One Kiss,” and “Crosswalk,” which is currently playing on the radio in Atlanta, New Jersey, and New York. Currently have a project out called YOURS TRULY.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
I would be lying if I said, yeah, smooth ride. Anything you love to do or go for, you will ALWAYS encounter problems, roadblocks, setbacks, and non-believers. It’s all based on how you move forward and past what makes you special. I’ve had a lot of setbacks; I’ve had people LIE to me, I’ve had people walk away from me cause they felt I owe them something. I’ve encountered SHADY CHARACTERS who wanted to “manage me” to find out they weren’t who they told my team and me was. So, yeah, not a walk in the park, but I love it. Crazy huh.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I have Music all over the internet. I have my website with all my music videos and whatnot, www.clephmusic.com. I’ve written all my songs for my 1st two projects, “CONFIDENCE OF A SHY GUY” and “YOURS TRULY.”

One of my proudest moments had to be winning BEST R&B ARTIST OF 2018 for my song “HEY MISS BEAUTIFUL,” What’s crazy is I was depressed at that time and didn’t know If I wanted to keep going with Music. But all that went away once I won. What sets my Music and me apart from others is that I’m not afraid to tell my feelings or tell a real story. I feel nowadays, especially in R&B, nobody tells stories like they used to; everyone wants to be lit or have their under-hands on one another. Nobody wants to be honest and talk about that girl that got away, or how they felt when they first fell in love, Their first love, their wife or girlfriend. So I feel this is where my Music comes in. it is honest and makes for a good story. Many of the songs I write are based on actual events I’ve been through or seen in my life. More stories to come as I get older, trust me.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I always wanted to entertain people. That’s why I want to be an actor. I never dreamed of being a singer or songwriter cause I never knew I had such skills. I was the person who liked telling jokes and making people laugh but never could stand up. That’s a whole different beast. I always loved Music, and I would sing songs I heard on the radio and try to sound like the artist singing them. My favorite group was DRU HILL, Loved the group so much that I created my like them, but it didn’t last, lol. But yeah, Music was a huge part of my upbringing, even if I didn’t know it at the time.

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Imagines By APEX STUDIOS in NEW YORK CITY I have FULL permission to use such photos such as I own the photos

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