Hak (musician)

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Hak
Birth nameHakeem Lewis
Born (1994-06-23) June 23, 1994 (age 25)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • record producer
  • songwriter
  • music video director
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
Years active2011–present
Associated actsRatking
Websitehak.nyc

Hakeem Lewis (born June 23, 1994), known professionally as Hak, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, songwriter and music video director from New York City, New York.[1] He is best known for once being a member of the hip hop group Ratking. Lewis later left Ratking in 2016 and released his debut solo album, June, the same year.

Career[edit]

Hak began his musical career in 2011 as a member of the New York City hip hop group Ratking with rapper Wiki and rapper-producer Sporting Life. Hak released one studio album, So It Goes (2014), and two extended plays, Wiki93 (2012) and 700-Fill (2015), with Ratking before announcing his departure from the group on June 21, 2016. He did not cite ill feelings towards Wiki or Sporting Life, but did state the reason for his departure was feeling like he was being left out of the group and wanting to branch out into new possibilities with his music and art.[2] His debut studio album June was released on June 23, 2016.

Aside from Ratking, Hak has collaborated with several other artists including Skrillex, Clams Casino, Kelela, and Remy Banks.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with year released
Title Album details
June

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of collaborative albums, with year released
Title Album details
So It Goes
(with Ratking)
  • Released: April 8, 2014
  • Label: Hot Charity
  • Formats: digital download, CD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with year released
Title Album details
Wiki93
(with Ratking)
  • Released: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Hot Charity
  • Formats: digital download
700-Fill
(with Ratking)
  • Released: March 4, 2015
  • Label: Hot Charity
  • Formats: digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Aura" 2016 June
"Solitude"

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Frogs"[3]
(Charles Murdoch featuring Ta-ku, Wafia, and Hak)
2015 Point

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"646-704-2610" 2011 Wiki 1993
"Octopus" (Remix) 2012 King Krule, Wiki N/A
"Fuk No Sheneka" 2013 Lofty305, Snob Mob Ward, Pt. 1
"feast." 2015 Remy Banks higher.
"We Them Boys" Skrillex, Clams Casino, Kelela N/A
"Pus(her)" Danny Blaze
"Hit the L" Wiki Lil Me
"Sunday School Dropout"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamalakanthan, Prashanth (November 24, 2014). "Ratking: Gritty, Grimy Hip-Hop That Totally Grows on You". Mother Jones.
  2. ^ i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/hak-on-life-after-ratking-and-his-sweaty-new-solo-album
  3. ^ "Frogs (feat. Ta-ku, Wafia & Hak) - Single by Charles Murdoch". iTunes. Retrieved September 4, 2016.