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"Hassani Kwess: All you “Real HipHop” snobs need to give it all a rest. It got old quick"

As this Nas, Life Is Good plays, I sit at the keyboard unsure of how to introduce this hip hop student turned teacher. I could tell you where he’s from, his credentials, and what songs he’s been featured on, but what does that really tell you about who Hassani Kwess is? So instead I’ll let this speak as a testament to why you should invest the next 10 minutes of life on this feature. - Ivy Betty

"Hassani Kwess - My Money Jam"

Not featured on the solo tip since making his solo debut with January 2012’s Kick the Bass, Chuck, Chicago-by-way-of-D.C. rhymesayer Hassani Kwess is back to update us on his paper chase with My Money Jam, single number three off his next studio album. A Booth-exclusive world premiere, the cut finds Kwess showcasing his IDGAF attitude over the dissonant, adrenaline-pumping sample work of Royal. Though the artist admits, “I’m more broke than all my b**tches,” the ironclad hustle ethic and appealingly turnt up style he showcases here lead me to believe that his fortunes may soon change. But enough out of me—are you feeling it? If so, keep it locked for more fresh cuts leading up to the independent release of The Kwess Never Sleeps in July. - DJ Booth

"[Feature] Hassani Kwess: Kwess Never Sleeps, Who is Hassani Kwess? - See more at: http://www.jenesismagazine.com/feature-hassani-kwess-kwess-never-sleeps-who-is-hassani-kwess/#sthash.nRUgC0Da.dpuf"

Hassani Kwess is by far one of the hottest up and coming emcees out there. His verses and bars are better than many of your favorite rappers, yet he remains under the radar of many listeners. Critics surely jumped the gun when they labeled this kid an ‘old school’ rapper. It is evident that Kwess has a true knowledge of Hip-Hop; from the way he incorporates the DJ into his music, to his beat selection, all the way down to his swagger. But there ain’t nothin’ old about the Kwess. With his release of Ruthless, Kwess proved to listeners and critics that he will not be overlooked or picked on. Now, Kwess is back with big bass, a revamped sound, and a readiness to hold listeners’ eardrums hostage. - See more at: http://www.jenesismagazine.com/feature-hassani-kwess-kwess-never-sleeps-who-is-hassani-kwess/#sthash.nRUgC0Da.dpuf - Jenesis Magazine

"Hassani Kwess Interview"

A brief interview with Hassani Kwess - Nico Hagopian


(TBA 2012) Ruthless
(2010) TRON
(2009) Cross Into The Black

Links to Material:

(2010) Pabst and Jazz
Pabst and Jazz- Asher Roth Ft. Hassani Kwess

(2011) Ruthless

Kick the Bass Chuck

Dreams at Dusk

(2011) Leftovers (freestyle)

(2010) TRON
Youthful Expression (Kwess is a Basshead)

(2009) Cross Into The Black (XIB)
Jazz at Halftime

Kwess is from Olympia

Summer ‘89


Asher Roth Ft. Hassani Kwess(1:30) Pabst and Jazz live from the Brooklyn Bowl (12/21/11)

Kick the Bass Chuck (Live) at Reggies Rock Club Chicago, IL

Midnight Bravado

Youthful Expression

Recent Interviews:

Links to Social Media sites:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kwessx
Myspace: www.myspace.com/kwessx
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hassanikwess
Bandcamp: www.Hassanikwess.bandcamp.com



Hassani Kwess is a multi-talented artist/producer hailing from District Heights, Maryland. His rhetoric urges you to listen while the content of his songs combines influences of previous generations of hip-hop while infusing the present to paint pictures of a world connected. His decision to journey into the
music industry was influenced by the musical styling of artist such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Linkin Park, Jay-z and the Notorious B.I.G. The debut of his 2009 EP “Cross Into The Black” (XIB) solidified Hassani Kwess’ place amongst the DMV’s rising stars. His singles “Summer 89”, “Jazz (Halftime)”
(XIB) and “Box of Shellz” (XIB) were preformed to receptive crowds throughout Washington D.C, Virginia and Maryland and garnered new fans and followers.

Hassani Kwess is currently working on his newest project entitled “Ruthless” which is set to feature some big names such as Uno Hype and the artistic styling of Kenny Keys and Chuck Inglis. Kwess has also recently been featured on Asher Roth’s newest project “Pabst And Jazz,” and has performed along side Asher on the the mix tapes release tour in the cities of Brooklyn and Chicago. Having seemingly found his groove Hassani Kwess is on track to become a huge success, as his sound and craft are molded from some of the finest aspects of Hip-Hop culture.