Rashaad La’Tjuan Carlton was born in Detroit into a musical family and has been recording professionally since he was 12 years sold. He later moved to Akron, Ohio and was part of the hip-hop/R&B group AK’s Finest: 6ix Figgaz as well as a songwriter for several Gospel acts.
Rashaad later moved to California and has been a rising vocal star ever since. He formed a vocal group with R&B stalwarts Ricky Bell (New Edition), Dalvin DeGrate (Jodeci) and Shazam Conner (H-Town) called Abbey Road. He also continued recording solo music, releasing the excellent single, "If You Leave."