HAZali is a one man enterprise. A singer, songwriter, producer, music engineer, and fashioner.HAZAli whose real name is Hassan Abdus Salaam, was born in Harlem, New York. Having five sisters and eight brothers, HAZali made up his mind to stand out from the rest. As a young boy HAZali recalls his mother playing R&B music such as Anita Baker, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, and Luther Vandross. This would influence the music he would later create. HAZali comes from an Islamic background where he traveled abroad to African countries such as Morocco, Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana, and his second home, Senegal. Now at the age of 26 he is making his mark on the music world.