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Fake Smiles

by Rashun Fortune

Released 2013
Gold Diamond Productions
Released 2013
Gold Diamond Productions
Rashun Fortune has a unique style that has influences from all aspects of music. Lyrically inclined from his favorite artists along with having a way to get you dancing in the club.
Rashun Fortune

Artist “Rashun Fortune” is a hip-hop/R&B/soul artist born in Anderson, South Carolina.

He moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend college. His stage name is derived from his middle name given at birth and his perspective on what life has provided for him. Music has been his passion since the early 2000s.

Beginning in school Rashun developed and refined his sounds from a wide variety of artists into a single unique spin on his own interpretation of Hip-Hop and Rhythm and Blues.

"You got talent, you really do. And you know the business, …”- Producer Big Al

When Rashun asked Al for some advice,

“…you gotta … do what you gotta do to get to the next level." - Producer Big Al

And that is just what Rashun is doing! He is keeping busy by performing at local clubs and coffee shops. He is developing new music while busy mixing his past works into a new compilation set to be released soon. He has a background and history all too familiar to the southern population in South Carolina, but he is determined to stamp his own mark in the music industry through hard work and dedication to the one love in his life: Music. Below are a couple of quotes from his original music put it in perspective.

"Without struggle there is no progress so I put the weights on and let the sun hit my bare chest" -Going Far

"Story of my life, love and hip hop" -Going Far

Having played in numerous local and regional clubs in the Carolinas, and Georgia, he has established a strong local following. Volume 11, Raleigh, NC, Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh, NC, Sheraton Hotel, Raleigh, NC, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, Legend Cafe, Atlanta, GA, Club Broadway, Anderson, SC are just a few of the many places that have been graced with his incredible sounds.

He has several years of formal music experience, and 13 years total in writing, recording, playing a variety of instruments and playing in several bands including some jazz bands. He got on with T.L. Hanna Jazz Band, traveled to Chicago, New Orleans and Texas for performances. In addition, he enjoys teaming up with many talented individuals from Anderson, SC, Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA.

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