Name: Azeem Haq
Track: Taking It Back
Tell us about yourself: Azeem Haq was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is the youngest child of his migrated Pakistani parents, his talents and career aspirations stemming from many generations of musical exploration and expression throughout his family.
Azeem began making music at 13, starting with songwriting and quickly moving to audio production. Composing beats is second nature to him, and it wasn’t long before he gained commercial success with several songs on the radio with his former hip-hop group EOS. He learned about the industry through grass-roots marketing and found other opportunities to expand his talents in other mediums like acting and broadcasting.
Today, Azeem is an award-winning audio producer and songwriter, best known for the anthems he created for Toronto’s most beloved teams – the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. His song “Go Leafs Go” went viral just before the 2017 NHL Playoffs began and has garnered media attention from notable outlets including CBS Sports, City TV News, TSN and more.
Azeem has been in the recording studio producing his debut album, featuring incredible artists such as Juno and MMVA award-winning R and B singer Dru, South Asian reggae sensation Kat Eyez, Grammy award-winning mixing engineers, and more. All proceeds from his music will be donated to SickKids Foundation, as Azeem recently partnered with the hospital as an official ambassador.