With his silky-smooth vocals and 70s-inspired dance party beats, Boulevards is the Brooklyn-based musician giving new meaning to the word funk. The musical vehicle for super-fly songwriter and performer Jamil Rashad, Boulevards takes cues from funk heavyweights such as Prince, Rick James and Earth Wind & Fire. Here, the songwriter and performer tells RUSSH a little about the concept behind the recently released clip for Move and Shout, a cool-as-hell party jam that is sure to get your body moving.
"The idea of the video was to make something with a lot of energy. It's a Boulevards & friends video. We are just having fun! The vision was to have a warehouse party atmosphere that was straight to the point. I love the old party vibes of Studio 54, Paradise Garage and old warehouse parties in the late 70s. We just wanted to bring that party funk vibe.” – Jamil Rashad.
WORDS Edwina Hagon