26 Juin 2021
From UNITED STATES •
SaintAhmad is a Brooklyn-based rapper, singer, dancer, and songwriter who creates soulful, innovative R&B songs mixed with throwback hip-hop aesthetics. Being somewhat of a hopeless romantic, his music has undertone themes of love and sex, where he explores the fantasies that ruminate in his head.
A natural at singing, rapping, and crafting hooks, SaintAhmad is a versatile artist who can do it all. He radiates natural charisma and infectious energy, busting out dance moves and flashing a big smile while commanding the spotlight. Born in Tashikawahi-shi, Tokyo, Japan, Ahmad first discovered his love for singing and performing while at church and holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. As an out-and-proud gay man, his music reflects the confidence and empowerment that comes from being his true and authentic self.
SaintAhmad’s debut single “It’s Just Me” is a svelte-smooth record that leaves the listener hanging on every word and note. “I really wanted to highlight myself with this record, feel good being myself, and just enjoy life. It’s a feel-good record that is about young love, being free, and enjoying your time together with that person. This record is meant to show the confidence in myself to ‘Just Be Me’ and nothing else.”
The track drips with swagger, funk-fueled R&B soundscapes, and earnest lyricism. Acclaimed jazz/funk artist Aidan Paul adds his touch on this undeniably catchy and vivacious record. Ahmad’s powerful, soulful vocals stand out in the mix, providing movement and rhythmic flow that play off the old school inspired hip-hop beat. His youthful exuberance draws the listener into his world, and this, combined with the versatile, innovative production makes you feel like not only are you going on a journey, but it's a trip worth taking.
His second single “Clouds” is a vibey, feel-good song that explores SaintAhmad’s feelings as he lets go of the pressures from the pandemic and the concept of his sexuality as it relates to smoking weed. I wrote this record via zoom during the pandemic. I was quarantining down in Miami and honestly smoking a lot of weed to cope with the realities of graduating college during the pandemic.
When I’m in Miami I always feel so sexy, there’s something about the sun, the air and the vibe. I’m always in a speedo and just feeling the best about myself and my body. “Clouds” is set for release on June 25th.
SaintAhmad’s musical influences include Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean, and he has genre fluidity that definitely puts him in the same lineage as these experimental thinkers.
DIFFUSION JUNE, 26, 2021