Haj, Hip Urban Poet With A Beat

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Born in Washington D.C., raised in Charlotte, NC, Anthony J. Hamilton, Haj, always felt a love for music and a pull towards hip hop. A fan of acts like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Yasiin Bey, Common, Talib Kweli, Hieroglyphics, and The Roots, his style is harder to categorize than others. “Honestly, my style is my hip hop influences, the music that I grew up listening too and my life experiences,” he explains.

Haj decided to pursue his passion and hit the studio with the finished product, the experimental Daily Meditations was created. “The title speaks for itself. It’s full of things that I thought about on a daily basis during that period. I was going through a whole transition, a musical transition. It started out being something totally different. By the time we recorded the album it turned into a way to the left jazz, avant garde type of vibe,” he reflects on the creation of the project.

The follow up, Outside Myself, showcases a more mature Haj and more life experiences. Songs like “Fast Food,” “Can’t Get Out the Game,” “I Got Options,” and “Situation” all portray the growth of him as an artist. His newest upcoming project is tentatively titled If It Happened Overnight in which a few singles have already been released like “Rich, Quick, Slow,” “Nothing In This World,” and “Close By 9.” Aside from recording, you can catch Haj performing throughout his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Official website: www.hajmusic.com
Facebook: @anthony.haj.hamilton | @Haj
Instagram: @hajmusic
Twitter: @hajmusic

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