Biography

Jhameel was once set on the path to officer-ship in the United States Army. Although his linguistic skills in Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Russian would have been highly rewarded in the military, Jhameel quit the program before signing an irrevocable contract due to personal beliefs about U.S. presence in the Middle East. He then earned a degree in Arabic from UC Berkeley within just two years, graduating summa cum laude.

Jhameel was once set on the path to officer-ship in the United States Army. Although his linguistic skills in Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Russian would have been highly rewarded in the military, Jhameel quit the program before signing an irrevocable contract due to personal beliefs about U.S. presence in the Middle East. He then earned a degree in Arabic from UC Berkeley within just two years, graduating summa cum laude. Immediately after, he began his career in music.

Jhameel creates explosively funky music comprised of soul-stirring guitar, immersive synthesizers, triumphant brass, and athletic, melodic vocals inspired equally by Prince and Michael Jackson. The 22 year old pop artist plays each and every instrument on his records himself, creating catchy melodies that settle easily into your mind with human lyrical themes that continue to challenge the heart. Jhameel's skills extend to the mixing board too, as he produces his own music.

Jhameel's second album, The Human Condition propelled "Bernal Heights" and "The Human Condition" to the top of the Hype Machine Popular Charts. He followed up with the Dance EP, which featured the furiously energetic "Shut Up", a track that not only took over the Hype Machine charts once more, but became Forever 21's flagship song for the fall of 2011. In the winter of 2011, Jhameel presented his five song WAVES series, in which he released a new single every Tuesday for five weeks. The title track "Waves", reached #2 on both Hype Machine and We Are Hunted, while "Collision" was used in a national advertisement for Verizon's Droid RAZR. Jhameel showed true versatility with "White Lie", a hip-hop inspired pop song which reached #10 on Hype Machine. For more, visit Jhameel.com.

Expand BiographyShorten Biography

Follow Jhameel

Watch Jhameel

Jhameel

Shut Up by Jhameel

Songs Performed by Artist

Song Album Artist Year
AndrogynousJhameelJhameel2009
AphroditeJhameelJhameel2009
Bernal HeightsThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
Café Du MondeThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
CherishedThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
Child-BearerJhameelJhameel2009
CollisionWavesJhameel2012
Dear Pastel FamilyJhameelJhameel2009
FoundationThe Dance EPJhameel2011
From the Cliff Above the AtlanticJhameelJhameel2009
Hello CashJhameelJhameel2009
How Many LoversThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
I Am SilhouetteThe Dance EPJhameel2011
Love Me TwiceThe Dance EPJhameel2011
My Affair with the Candle MaidJhameelJhameel2009
New Some CityJhameelJhameel2009
No Faith in BrooklynAll AmericanHoodie Allen Feat Jhameel2012
Old Words, New TimesThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
Opium and Royal ChildrenJhameelJhameel2009
Origami MonstersThe Dance EPJhameel2011
Pursuit of GloryWavesJhameel2012
Shut UpThe Dance EPJhameel2011
Solider's DaughterThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
Song of ReligionThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
THCThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
The Human ConditionThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
The Needs of PixiesJhameelJhameel2009
Tower of BabelJhameelJhameel2009
Until the Forest KnowsThe Human ConditionJhameel2011
Utilitarinist in HellJhameelJhameel2009
WavesWavesJhameel2012
White LiesWavesJhameel2012
WickedWavesJhameel2012
From the Cliff Above the AtlanticJhameelJhameel2009
Are You FreeAre You FreeJhameel2012
Shadow of a ManAre You FreeJhameel2012
Maiden CallingAre You FreeJhameel2012
Let's Run AwayAre You FreeJhameel2012
Walls DownAre You FreeJhameel2012