Hassani Kwess is a multi-talented artist/producer hailing from District Heights, Maryland. His rhetoric urges you to listen while the content of his songs combines influences of previous generations of hip-hop while infusing the present to paint pictures of a world connected. His decision to journey into the music industry was influenced by the musical styling of artist such as A TribeCalled Quest, De LaQ Soul, Linkin Park, Jay-z and the Notorious B.I.G. The debut of his 2009 EP “Cross Into The Black” (XIB) solidified Hassani Kwess’place amongst the DMV’s rising stars. His singles “Summer 89”, “Jazz (Halftime)”(XIB) and “Box of Shellz” (XIB) were preformed to receptive crowds throughout Washington D.C, Virginia and Maryland and garnered new fans and followers.
Hassani Kwess recently (3.10.12) released his newest project entitled “Ruthless” which features production by names such as Chuck Inglis, Big Duke Slab, Chuck Bein as well as Mr. Kwess himself. Kwess was also recently featured on Asher Roth’s newest project “Pabst And Jazz,” and has performed along side Asher on the the mix tapes release tour in the cities of Brooklyn and Chicago. Kwess now resides in L.A where he has been fine tuning his craft while also expanding on his network and opportunities. Having seemingly found his groove Hassani Kwess is on track to become a huge success, as his sound and craft are molded from some of the finest aspects of Hip-Hop culture.