Conceived and raised in Harlem, New York, Sharif Hassan Lewis is an unsigned American rapper and songwriter.
Sharif grew up with a family of eight in the New York City Public Housing.
He started to discover his inspiration for music when his mother persuaded him to join their local church choir. He learned how to play the drums and grew up writing poems.
He later turned his act of poetry into rap by developing his poems into lyrics and rapping over the beat. He came up with the stage name Sharif Hassan. He performed at local bars and open mics events all over his neighborhood.
In 2015, he decided to move to California to pursue further his musical career.
He made his debut into the underground Hip-Hop scene with the release of his 2017 Mixtape “Poor Mans Mixtape”, currently streaming on Soundcloud and Datpiff.
Off his mixtape he released his single “Actually?!” featuring “Minerva” & “Melito Bandito” and it is available on all streaming platform. The music video of “Actually?!” was featured on BlankTV and forusnotthem music blog as “Video of the Day”.
Sharif Hassan delivers a kind of Hip-Hop style that is greatly grounded on Jazz. “Ghetto” is a new single from “Dear Life” EP and will be released on the 22nd of October, 2017 and also available on all streaming platform.