Azim

Azim

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

DC native, Azim, is a singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist. "DC Street" was written to raise awareness for the homeless in DC. Download for $.99 cents,10% of proceeds go to SOME So Others Might Eat.

Biography

Azim is an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Washington, D.C. He's currently on the Dean's List at University of Maryland University College, where he will be graduating in May 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security. He's received both, the 2010-11 Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships. Azim's musical aspiration is to make a positive impact in music. And, ultimately write for other artists.

This lyricist/producer/vocalist is a very multi-talented individual that has been writing poetry since the early age of seven years old. He has won national songwriting competitions such as Footlocker's "Cool School Video", The Calvin Rolark "I Love Life", and "The National Heart Assocaiation's "Stop Smoking" songwriting contests. He was the national youth spokeperson for Footlocker and received the National Coalition of African American Men's "Youth of the Year" award in 1995.

Azim continues to engage in public speaking and volunteering for the youth and social advocacy. He founded Consider Someone Else, a social awareness network that highlights positive societal/social contributions of people and organizations that are striving to make a difference in the world. CSE connects people with other people and organizations, by providing a gateway of information that treats exclusively to giving. It was accepted into the Pepsi Refresh Grant Poject in 2010. CSE was inspired by the life of Azim's father-figure/best friend, a very charitable person who passed away from cancer in 2009.

Azim's recent release "DC Street" was written to raise awareness for the homelessness and hunger that exist in Washington, DC. DC Street is only $.99 cents a download. This compelling song offers introspection while remaining upbeat. This is evident in a lyric from the song, "Maybe my change could change the world tonight." Azim chose to donate 10% of download sales to SOME (So Others Might Eat) a 501 (c)3 non-profit that provides meals, transitional living, addiction counseling and job placement to those in need.

Azim's first release "Do you know what love is?" (2006) gained international fans/sales, and radio airplay in London,UK and Tokyo, Japan. This CD in enhanced and includes the Music Video!

Music by Azim (Upper Right Corner)
Track List:

1.DC Street
2.When We Danced
3.He's No Good (Interlude)
4.Break Your Heart
5.Do You Know What Love Is?

Lyrics

DC Street

Written By: Azim Al-Sala'm

Verse 1 Tell me how can I live, without heeding the call
to come forth and give, are we listening at all?
If the roles were reversed, would you want someone to judge?
when you’re down and out or help you out of your hurt?

Chorus On a D.C. Street, I jumped up out of my ride
I gave money to a lady who was standing in the cold outside
She had no doors to lock, no security at night
No bed to sleep in, nowhere to go inside

Verse 2 It was freezing cold, I stood and talked for a while
We even shared a laugh; I learned that she had a child
that she loved and missed so much, but she chose to give him up
to her family because, she lost her job then fell on drugs

Chorus On a D.C. Street, I jumped up out of my ride
I gave money to a lady in the freezing cold outside
She had a sign in her hand that I couldn’t ignore or walk by
Maybe my change could change her world tonight

Bridge Just a couple dollars might change her world tonight
A small contribution might change the world tonight

End Stanza If you see this woman on a D.C. Street outside,
Why don’t you help this woman on a D.C. Street outside


Discography

DC Street (2010) -Inspirational song for homeless and hunger advocacy

Do You Know What Love Is? (2006) -An enhanced CD/single which includes the music video. It autoloads on your pc/mac