LA-based artist HASEEB hit my line with his latest, “Portraits.” The song is chockfull of heavy, self-reflective bars. Additionally, it does this while also being a smooth track about maintaining one’s self in the madness of our world.
I especially love the last verse, where HASEEB talks about a variety of topics. From being othered for being a minority in the US as an American Muslim from an immigrant household to just making sure his wife is A-OK at the end of the day, we get a healthy dose of who HASEEB is as a man and an artist—especially in that last verse. I mean, the whole song is great. However, that last verse kicks things to another level.
Check out the song above and support dope music in all its forms. If you’re a fan of this one, I recommend keeping your ears primed for HASEEB’s upcoming Few Years Later project, due out later this year.