Rashid picked up the drumsticks at three and began his professional musical life in
church at the ripe old age of seven. Since then he has played behind many of the best choirs, musicians and artists in every genre. Drumhead Magazine’s Jonathan Mover quotes: «At only 22-years old, Rashid Williams plays with the maturity of someone
twice his age. He has a dangerous combination of chops, groove and impeccable time, well balanced and expertly displayed.»
Rashid and his Twenty cymbals have been seen performing with John Legend on stage, TV, and in the studio for several months and has been across the U.S. and around the world with the R&B superstar. At the start of the tour Rashid was prepared to serve as the groove keeper, maintaining his distance from the spotlight. As the tour grew and the relationship between Rashid and Legend strengthened, Rashid was given the green light and even pushed to make a bigger statement during the shows. What you get now is a drummer who is playing at an incredibly high level but keeping the music as the most important part of the gig. Goapele, Eric Roberson, NERD, Benita Farmer are just a few artists that have been lucky enough to have Rashid support them.
Thank you for choosing the Paiste sound Rashid. We are so pleased that you are very happy with your Twenty set up and we’re honored to have you as a member of the Paiste family of artists.