Hassan became interested in the game as a teenager and formed a music group with several buddies. While most adolescent guys in New York, where hip hop was founded and evolved, enjoyed the skill, Hassan began to take it more seriously.
Hassan met and began observing Lenny S. and Burt Bazin, the Director of the Bad Boys Street squad at the time, by bumping elbows and just being aware of his surroundings. As a result, Hassan became fascinated with the producing side of music, igniting a desire for a serious career in the business. Hassan’s real interest in music began at the age of 15 when he and his pals became devoted viewers of ‘The Ralph McDaniel’s Show,’ a prominent New York-based cable 80’s hip hop show. The gang decided to establish their own rap trio, just like other music aspirants do. While their pals were racing home from school to change into play clothes, the guy monopolized time by watching music videos and freestyling over tracks. When Hassan found that one of his crew’s brothers had a studio a few floors below, they relocated their headquarters from the living room to the new location. Larry Payne finally oversaw the recording of the group’s first demo.
At first sight, Hassan ‘Connexx’ Shareef may appear to be an ordinary cat doing his best to get by. Those closest to the next Entertainment Executive, on the other hand, would be the first to know.
Let you realize how distant you are from the truth with a natural talent for taking in his surroundings and adjusting to every possible situation, Hassan has established himself on up street, quickly becoming one of many.
Hassan Shareef is someone who turned their passion into their life through music and is now committed to helping others do the same. For the upcoming year, Hassan is setting up major concert series throughout the country with Bryson Tiller, Kendrick Lamar, and Future to name a few. He also recently bumped into one of the hottest and most stand-out female rappers of this generation, Cardi B, and is currently developing a working relationship with her. Heading into the new year, Hassan is also looking to release new projects from his own artists Mello Cartier, TruuWoo, King Bone, and Fivioforeign.