Hakim’s music is emotionally rich and runs the gamut of R&B, jazz, electronica and hip-hop, taking cues from greats like Marvin Gaye, Shuggie Otis, Portishead, Madlib and Wu Tang. Hakim’s debut comes as the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household—his older brother introduced him to bands like Bad Brains and Nirvana, and his parents exposed him to Nueva canción—while he set out on his own to discover the DC music scene. He didn’t take an interest in learning an instrument until later in high school, when he taught himself to play the keys. After graduation, he moved to Boston to continue his study of music. In the time since moving to Brooklyn and setting to work for three years on Green Twins, he embraced the live circuit, both as a solo musician and with his band, whom he’s brought together from within his community in Boston and New York.
Check out the music video for his single ‘Roller Skates‘ below
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