Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

J Cole


Influences

J Cole, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000


Bio

Melbournian born Hip-Hop artist, Hakeem Fizzle channels old school techniques to blend in with modern sounds.

Born in ’97, Fizzle’s first raps were penned at 8 years old after listening to Hip-Hop giants Tupac, Biggie, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent.

In 2011, he recorded his first song and seemed like he wouldn’t look back releasing projects throughout the years. However, in 2016, he quit music altogether and admitted his inconsistency lead him from reaching his true potential and love for the genre.

With a comeback in 2020, Hakeem credits his support group with the release of his return singles “i Am Hakeem” and "Oh No" which are now available on all platforms.

Hakeem describes his main goal is “to write timeless music that people can relate to and jam out to, obviously pay homage to the legends that came before me and the guys that are doing it the right way at the moment, and most importantly, have fun during the creative process, trust the guy upstairs and not get ahead of myself.”

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

You're right about that old school vibe for sure - the dusty sampled beat nails that - and you mix up the raps to show off your skills on this track.

You're right about that old school vibe for sure - the dusty sampled beat nails that - and you mix up the raps to show off your skills on this track.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

18 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

So many different elements brought together and yet it feels so effortless. From the gang vocals, the sung chorus, the delicate piano sample, Hakeem's verses... it all clicks.

So many different elements brought together and yet it feels so effortless. From the gang vocals, the sung chorus, the delicate piano sample, Hakeem's verses... it all clicks.