THE TITLE OF HAROLD RAPP III’S EXPLOSIVE BREAKTHROUGH FULL LENGTH ALBUM SET APART PERFECTLY CAPTURES HIS CAPTIVATING AND EDGY BLEND OF R&B, HIP-HOP, POP, AND GOSPEL VIBE WITH THE SIZZLING HORN TEXTURES THE VERSATILE ALTO SAXOPHONIST USES TO ENHANCE THE EMOTION OF HIS FLOWING MELODIC LINES.
It also reflects the incredible whirlwind/roller coaster of a life journey he has been on to get to this point in his career, which is flourishing via performances throughout his home base of Denver and key endorsement deals with Jupiter Music (the nation’s largest distributor of public school instruments), Neotech (neck straps), Reunion Blues (cases) and Legere Reeds. Rapp continues to excel by recently receiving his first Global Artist Endorsement from Hercules stands.
Rapp’s collaboration with local keyboardist and producer James Roberson to produce Set Apart was a partnership in launching his recording career with his locally released debut album Third Degree. His latest project was the release of his holiday collection Expressions of Christmas by Harold Rapp III & Friends. “The music on Set Apart conveys my belief that in this life, there is nothing that you cannot accomplish with God,” says Rapp. “Sometimes I just hear and feel the music that comes to me and I just start moving to the beats in my head. I digest the music and then put out what I’m hearing and continue to build the energy.”
“My textured approach on the sax is inspired by the way gospel vocals are recorded, and it’s also a popular vibe with contemporary R&B artists like Rihanna and Tank. The best part of creating Set Apart and having the opportunity to get it out there is that I now have a chance to explain my full story through the music.”