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  • Writer's pictureCharles Luberisse

Behind The Lens: Hakeem Romance


 

What’s one thing the next generation needs to know?

How to treat people the same exact way they want to be treated.

What would you want AI (Artificial Intelligence) to do for you?

Nothing. I don’t agree with the creation of AI towards the art community because in my eyes, it’s acting as if we, the artists, can be replaced by a computer. Yeah, I don’t like that.


How would you describe the sound for this decade?

Everyone sounds the same. Reason being because the industry being so money driven, artists tend to look at that as like, well if the industry is paying top dollar for that type of sound, then that’s what I’ll do. And we artists gotta step away from that. Though there are some dope artists out there that’s in their own lane and having it their way. You’d just have to look for those artists because they’re not promoted like that.

Which producer, artist, or visual designer is catching your attention and you would like to work with?

Producer: Bangladesh

Artist: Kaytranada

Visual Designer: DaBaby (have you seen his vision lately? Dude is the modern day Hype Williams at this point!


Pick one and why: Restaurant, Diner, or Homemade.

Homemade because you can lose weight that way based on what you cook of course.

What spot do you love to eat at in your city?

I’m tired of Richmond, VA Unfortunately, lol. They don’t treat me well lol but anywhere else, Shoot, any real authentic Mexican spot will hit the spot!


What does Pride mean to you?

Two things: It can show how strong and firm your stance is on whatever situation/what you believe in. It can also hinder or kill you.

What does Juneteenth mean to you?

Honestly I feel like that was just given to us so us black folk can be quiet about the injustices. Like they tried to throw us a bone or something. I don’t like that.

Describe the people from your inner circle.

The same as me. We vet everything out to make sure whatever opportunity is official. We despise people who like to play stupid. We’re some “Get To The Point'' type of people.


Are you ready for summer? Any upcoming heat for fans, and where can people connect with you?

I’ll be releasing songs every month. I have a show in NYC at SOB’s on September 5th doors open at 7pm! So if people are in the area PLEASE pull up and to get tickets here.

You can follow me at:

IG: @Hakeem_Romance

Twitter: @HakeemRomance

FB: Hakeem Romance


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