hap hathaway

hap hathaway

 Chico, California, USA
BandHip HopEDM

Hap Hathaway music crosses elemental boundaries by fusing high potency rhythms, voices and frequencies from all cultures and styles into a medicinal blend of musical elevation. Meditative beats mixed with handskills from the era of the original master DJ's with lyrics straight from the soul, period.


As a founding member of Family Business Music, Hap Hathaway has been involved in the production of west coast hiphop/DJ music for over ten years. Mr. Hathaway produces beats, rhymes, and also DJ's for the west coast veteran hiphop crew the resonators, and he has produced a significant volume of solo and collaborative material with other legendary artists such as C-Rayz Walz, 2Mex, Himp C, Resist Arrest and many more. Hap Hathaway has organized concerts and performed at many clubs, venues, and festivals all over the west coast, such as:
Feather Falls Casino/Brewery(Oroville, CA), The Catalyst(Santa Cruz, CA), Lasalles(Chico, CA), Lost On Main(Chico, CA), The Airliner(L.A., CA), Crash Mansion(L.A., CA), The Temple Bar(Santa Monica, CA)...The Crossroads(Fresno, CA), The Elbo Room(S.F., CA), The Blue Cafe(Long Beach, CA), The Divided Sky(South Lake Tahoe, CA), The Red Fox(Eureka, CA), and many others as well...

Bobolink Music Festival(Belden, CA), Neon Reverb Festival(Las Vegas, NV), Wild Mountain Faire(Concow, CA), The Freedom Dance(Flournoy, CA), One Love Festival(Chico, CA), River Ranch Music Festival(Tuoloumne, CA), The Green Expo Festival(L.A, CA)

Hap Hathaway was born and raised in Fresno, California. Hap's music and philosophy reflect the many years of struggling endured by his family and friends as a result of socio-economic factors beyond their control. Music is a medicine that saves lives daily all over the world and Hap Hathaway intends to extend that medicine as far as he can make it reach.
Hap Hathaway believes that music is one of many keys to unlocking the highest in human potential and his music is engineered with that purpose in mind. Above and beyond his participation in the music industry as an artist, he also organizes and promotes live music events to benefit charities and philanthropic endeavors. Hap Hathaway is also a DJ/Production instructor at Chico School of Rock (chicoschoolofrock.com) where tomorrow's music is being cultivated today.
Family Business Music is a tree with many branches, one of which is a live sound reinforcement/stage lighting company with full DJ services available for events from a backyard to a festival so look no further if you are in need of any of these services.
Hap Hathaway has years of experience promoting and performing and his team understands what is necessary to make a show a success. whether its a wedding or a concert with international headliners, Family Business Music has you covered.


2004 - agronomy...a study in cultural practices - hap hathaway (family business music)

2007 - oscillation - the resonators (family business music)

2008 - mofax - himp c (family business music)

2009 - perennial - hap hathaway (family business music)