Recommended if You Like
A Tribe Called Quest Common Mos Def

Genres You Will Love
Hip-Hop/Rap: East Coast Jazz: Jazz Fusion Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Type: Lyrical Urban/R&B: Urban

By Location
United States - North Carolina


Born in Washington DC, raised in Charlotte NC, Haj, Anthony J Hamilton has always felt a love for music and a pull towards Hip-Hop. The name "haj" comes from the Muslim word "hajj" or "haj" which means- "on a journey or pilgrimage to reach the Mecca". Upon reading a book about Malcolm X but not the autobiography, the book discussed the pilgrimage or “hajj” Malcolm X made on his trip to Mecca. haj found this reading very interesting and decided that his alter ego’s name would become haj, simply by using the letters from his first, middle and last name but also to the artist, haj means, Hip Hop and Jazz. Though haj is not of the Muslim religion, haj is, in a sense his name as he has always been on his own journey...through his music. "My younger brother was doing it before me, he was in college at the time and would come home with his rhymes and spitting verses. I didn't take it seriously until I went into my first studio session at a place called "Sonic Cafe" and started recording. If it wasn't for my little brother, I wouldn't have emersed myself into Hip Hop". A fan of acts like De La Soul, Yaasin Bey aka Mos Def, The Roots, Nas and a host of other artist but his style is harder to categorize than others. "It's honestly not a style. It's basically, my Hip Hop influences and the music that I grew up listening too, my life experiences".