The Old Bay [New Brunswick, NJ]
Live Hip Hop Band, DJ and Guest performances
21 and Up, 5$ Cover.
Hasan Salaam is an emcee, educator, and community organizer from New Jersey.
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 Salaam a loyal fan base all over the world.
Hasan has performed live on national TV stations such as NBC, FUSE, CSPAN, and PBS. His music videos have been featured by MTV UK, FUSE, Music Choice, and Video Music Box. In addition, he has been featured in numerous major media publications such as The Source Magazine (twice), The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.
In addition to his musical successes, Hasan has remained dedicated to his work in the community. He continues to work with troubled youth, and helps run a monthly food and clothing drive in Jersey City, N.J. Hasan has taught “The Socio-Political Importance of Black Music in American Society”, a self created lecture, at universities across the country. 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 2013. Hasan Salaam has come a long way in a short time. However, his goal remains the same, "to be a voice for the voiceless."