Rahsaan Patterson is an artist who is always on our mind here at SBHQ. So you already know that we’re checking for his new album Heroes & Gods. We were so excited that we dialed him up to chat about the upcoming album as well as some other aspects of his life — including his musical inspirations, his growing love of the visual arts and even whether or not he’s embracing his status as a sex symbol. So what did he have to say for himself? Well, to learn about why it took nearly eight years between albums and what all he has in store, you’re going to have to read on.