Saturday, March 13, 2010


Many artists crave the spotlight, but few know what to do with it. In 2004, Hasan Salaam separated himself from the music industry's status quo. The Jersey-bred MC was voted the winner of FUSE TV's "Hip Hop President" contest. With the victory, came the opportunity to perform live for millions of viewers during the popular show "The Daily Download". Hasan took to the stage, and decided right then, to draw a line in the sand.

Hasan's music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us: struggle, love, and pain. It's this ability, to touch people at their core, which has garnered Hasan a loyal fan base all over the world. His following has generated over a million plays on Myspace and Youtube alone.

All of Hasan's accomplishments are a byproduct of his passion to make a difference in people's lives. Hasan was raised by his mother in Teaneck, N.J. However, he also spent a significant amount of time with his father in Jersey City and grandmother in Camden. At a very early age, he witnessed the social and political problems plaguing his community. Music was his first love and always provided a positive outlet.

He's performed with the likes of Redman, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Naughty by Nature, Common, Dead Prez, Floetry, Kool Herc, Immortal Technique and others.

In addition to his musical successes, Hasan has remained dedicated to his work in the community. He continues to work with troubled youth, and runs a monthly food and clothing drive in Jersey City, N.J. He also speaks regularly at conferences and discussion panels, to help bring awareness to vital social issues.

Poised to keep the momentum going, Hasan is currently working on his most anticipated project to date, entitled "Life in Black and White". It is scheduled to be released in late 2010. Hasan Salaam has come a long way in a short time. However, his goal remains the same, "to be a voice for the voiceless."

Check out the interview below where Hasan talks about his new album, the importance of having words put into actions & his passion of conscious lyrics music.

Big shout out to Hasan & Raj for setting this up.
I believe Hasan is on tour now - wish him all the best.

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Raj Raju


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  1. "Being in the right frame of mind"
    I would summarize Hasan Salaam as such. His message, music, and lyrics (vs) his actions, his will to do good and his soul.
    I really enjoyed the interview. It covered several topics, which made it a pleasant listen. Total support for Hasan Salaam and big applause to Big H! Keep it up! You are on the right track...