Rahsaan Patterson was born in 1974 in the Bronx, New York. Named after jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rahsaan seems to have inherited some of Kirk's great musical talent.
In 1984,Rahsaan auditioned for the television show Kids Incorporated and was given the role as "The Kid." While on the show, he appeared alongside Fergie, Mario Lopez and Shanice.
Using the show as a jump pad, Rahsaan got experience working as a backup vocalist in the early 1990s. He also did some writing, including Brandy's single "Baby" and Tevin Campbell's "Back to the World." With this success, Rahsaan Patterson got a deal with MCA and released his self-titled album in 1997. The album's single "Where You Are" reached #53 on the R&B charts.
The album didn't have much success, but Rahsaan Patterson kept at it and in 1999, released his sophomore effort. Teaming up with new collaborators like Van Hunt, the album, Love in Stereo, received strong reviews but failed to do well commercially. The album's single, "Treat You Like A Queen" reached #61 on the R&B charts.
Parting ways with MCA, Rahsaan came back in 2004 with his third album, After Hours. The album was released on Rahsaan's own label, as was his fourth release, Wines and Spirits which came out in 2007. Wines and Spirits was Rahsaan Patterson's biggest success to date, and had two charting singles, "Stop Breaking My Heart" and "Feels Good." The former reached #59 on the R&B charts while the latter hit #79.