The BIRNNick Hakim with Danielle Ponder
Nick Hakim, a singer-songwriter and producer from Washington, D.C., grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity. He cites wide-ranging influences such as Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Madlib and MF Doom.
His debut project, the 2014 EPs Where Will We Go, Pt. 1 and Where Will We Go, Pt. 2, released through his own imprint (Earseed Records) earned critical praise from NPR and the New York Times. In May 2017, he released his debut full-length album, Green Twins, an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences since releasing the EPs.
Hakim is based in the Queens borough of New York City and is part of the Onyx Collective, an enigmatic jazz ensemble.