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22
Apr
Jerry Calliste Jr. Hashim Electro Hip Hop, Techie

Hashim Considers Filing Libel Suit Against American Rapper and a Germany Based Electro Music Web Site – May Seek Millions in Damages | TheOfficialHashim.com

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Columbus, Ohio – Electro Hip Hop legend Jerry Calliste Jr. p.k.a. Hashim celebrated a 30 year anniversary on November 10, 2013 of the continued success of his 1983, Cutting Records, EDM and Hip Hop music classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” or as some refer to the song “It’s Time”. Hashim sold over 2.5 million units, appears on 150+ “definitive”, “best of”, “classic” Electro or Hip Hop music compilations, on at least 6 major and 3 independents labels and 4 popular video games.

Along with success and celebration comes negativity. “People can disagree and share their opinion but to outright lie, or twist and make up untruths and have it posted publicly to try and ruin my career or negatively affect my career will not be tolerated” said Calliste Jr.

Physical threats, negative statements and outright lies were made in the name of a rapper representative of an American based Hip Hop group on a Germany based Electro music web site, while being interviewed about his career and not Hashim’s. “At this time, I choose not to name and identify the rapper, the name of the artist’s group and the Germany based Electro music web site until my team and I decide my direction in the matter” said Calliste Jr. … READ MORE > http://theofficialhashim.com/site/2014/04/hashim-considers-filing-libel-suit-against-american-rapper-and-a-germany-based-electro-music-web-site-may-seek-millions-in-damages/

1
Feb

Calliste Jr.’s classic Electro Hip Hop song Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) Surpasses 1 million YouTube Native Instrument Views

native_instruments_logoColumbus, Ohio – Jerry Calliste Jr. the co-producer and solo writer of the seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” (circa 1983) officially surpassed 1 million YouTube hits, 1,004,957, in 10 to 11 months in the German Native Instruments DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions, Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. See commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxgKCmGVnG0.

Last week Calliste Jr. and DJ Qbert talked via mobile and agreed to collaborate on two new tracks written and produced by Calliste Jr. “That’s my favorite electro hip hop track of all time” said QBert to Calliste Jr. during their conversation.

In the DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. Three DMC World Champion DJ’s DJ QBert, DJ Rafik and DJ Shiftee triple team Calliste Jr.’s Classic electro Hip Hop song demonstrating how easy it is to manipulate a song, live in a mix.

The song “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” was licensed to Native Instruments back in January 2011 by Cutting Records Music (ASCAP) and first appeared on YouTube March 7, 2011.

In 1981 Calliste Jr., 16, taught himself how to play synthesizer and keyboard and wrote and co-produced the now seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “AL-Naafiysh (The Soul)” that sold an estimated 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Calliste Jr.’s music is still played by the worlds top DJ’s in U.K., U.S.A., France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain (Ibiza), and Japan to name a few. He is a songwriter and music publisher member at ASCAP, since 1983 and 1985 respectively. His music most notably “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” appears on: 100+ music comps with artists Missy Elliott, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Gwen Steffani, David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Timbaland, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Common, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent and others.

In addition to the Native Instruments, “Traktor Scratch Pro 2” (2011) deal, Calliste Jr.’s music appears on video games: ActiVisionBlizzard’s “DJ Hero: Renegade Edition” (2009), S.C.E.A.’s “NBA Shootout 2004” (2004), Rockstar Games “G.T.A.: Vice City” (2003), the TV commercial and Sony/Epic soundtrack.
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25
Feb

Hashim to perform 25 year anniversary events in 2010

Well I guess it was inevitable that I would go back in the studio to write, produce and  then on the road to perform again.  Hashim Music (the publisher) turns 25 this year and will celebrate with a series of events throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The last time Cutting Records recording and performing artist Hashim played out was back in 1986 to a sold out crowd of 15,000+ at the older Wembley Arena in England. Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Mantronix both Roxanne’s, Sir Mix Alot the Aleems and other artists were on the bill.

Although I (Hashim) was invited to perform at Brixton Academy in 2003 due to the double booking of two other artists (not related to Hashim in anyway) on the same ticket the promoter had to cancel the event. I was ready with breakdancers and all and looking forward to that event. But I guess stuff happens.

Now in 2010 I am invited to perform an electronic music festival in Detroit. I’m really hoping this event goes through. It’s time I get out there again and share my music past and present. The event will take place this May 29th through June 1st.

As recent as late 2009 Hashim’s music is being pitted against Daf Punk’s music on video game producer and distributor Activision’s DJ Hero Renegade Edition. The licensing has been trememndous over the past few years. I, Hashim appear on 75+ dance music compilation’s primarily in Europe, Grand Theft Auto Vice City’s (2003) Wild Style radio station, the sound track, game track and tv commercial and Sony Computer Entertaiment of America (SCEA) NBA Shootout 2004.  So  “Just feel it!” and let’s get this party started yall!

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Follow Hashim on twitter @hashimmusic http://twitter.com/hashimmusic, on facebook the Hashim Music group page  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7240228386 the facebook Hashim fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hashim/6765519670 the MySpace page http://myspace.com/hashimmusic and check out his personal site http://www.jerrycallistejr.com for all the latest updates and event information.

© 2010 Jerry Calliste Jr. & jerrycallistejr.com. All Rights Reserved.

14
Aug

'Electric Funk' TheJayWalkers in The Netherlands

I recently found a brief article about me as songwriter/ producer on a Dutch site called The Jay Walkers ( . Click The Jay Walkers link it will take you to the page where the article appears.

The brief article posted on their blog April 2007 is titled “Electric Funk”. It’s written in Dutch . I go Dutch but i don’t speak, read or write Dutch. Anyone care to translate it for me please? 🙂 Just post a comment with the translation. Much appreciated. Thank you.

© 2007 Jerry Calliste Jr.jerrycallistejr.com. All Rights Reserved.