Hakim Rasheed has emerged as a truly great young talent. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Hakim began singing at an early age and has gained respect and admiration as a performer in and outside of Pittsburgh. Some of his accomplishments include an appearance on WPXI TV’s “Gimme the Mike,” Where he was chosen among some 1000 audition to become one of just thirty contestants chosen to sing in the popular reality show. He also performed at the prestigious MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for the USA World Showcase. He is the five time WAMO award winner and won the Koch Records CD single deal. Koch Records (now E1 Music) is the biggest independent record label in America, and released such artists as Ray J, Sean Kingston, as well as “American Idol” finalists Jim Verarros and Constantine Maroulis among others, and have added Pittsburgh’s own Hakim Rasheed to their legendary roster. Hakim is the two-time Best Male singer in The Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards, and the winner of Pittsburgh’s Got Talent. He has shared the stage with such greats as Raheem DeVaughn, Elliot Yamin of American Idol, and Ryan Tedder, and most recently headlined the Legendary “Hard Rock Live” for the release of his incredible new album, “Soular Eclipse,” which includes contributions from Formula 412′ s Akil Esoon, Manny DeAnda, formerly of the platinum selling group Pretty Ricky and Pittsburgh legends Crave, and produced by hit-maker Van Taylor, from Michael Jackson’s hometown of Gary Indiana.
Hakim is thankful to God, family and friends, and to the great city of Pittsburgh for their support.