Click to enlargeHASIM

Better known as Hashim, Jerry Calliste Jr. (born Gerald C. Calliste Jr. was born November 26, 1965 in Bronx, New York.

In 1983, Calliste Jr. recording under the name Hashim Calliste Jr., 16, used a $50.00 Casio keyboard (combo calculator) to teach himself how to play keyboards by ear.

One year later he write and produce, Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) - One of the greatest Electro tracks ever made during the early 1980's.


The track "made it to #43 in the Billboards Dance Disco Charts" and to this day "parts of Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) have been sampled over and over again.