Sometimes all we need is a push. Maybe a little tap on the shoulder. Maybe a reminder. Maybe some inspiration.
In today's day and age, we're finding that every day people are battling low self-esteem and depression, a lack of motivation, an identity crisis, and/or lack of hope. IAMSOULFUL, a.k.a Soulful, isn't your average artist. Having gone through the dog days of adapting to life in Canada as a 1st generation immigrant, or dealing with mental illness and bullying throughout his schooling, or even leaving university to pursue his passion, IAMSOULFUL is an artist that can be a voice for everyone. No matter what faith, ethnicity, age, race or gender, IAMSOULFUL serves as a voice for the voiceless in more ways than one. A speaker, poet, workshop instructor and listener are just a few of the many things IAMSOULFUL prides himself in providing for people of all ages.
His writing journey began when he was only 7 years old, re-creating well-known fairy tales and giving them a new ending. From there, IAMSOULFUL went on to begin studying the art of Hip Hop, learning through videos from some of the greatest rappers in the history of Hip Hop, to picking up elements from the new age of rap music. From that moment on, IAMSOULFUL has committed himself to being the best Artist possible.
IAMSOULFUL has gone on to perform around the world, most notably in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Detroit. He's performed at gala's organized by the United Nations, at camps, festivals, concerts, poetry shows as well as community centres. IAMSOULFUL is also a 2-time participant in Ottawa's biggest annual poetry slam, the OG500. IAMSOULFUL was also the winner of MuslimFest’s Talent Hunt 2019 competition, earning the opportunity to perform alongside artists such as Jae Deen, Khaled Siddiq, Waheeb Nasan, Quest, Dwayne Morgan and Boonaa Mohamed. IAMSOULFUL debut album "Thorns" was recently voted as "Album of the Year" by Faces Magazine. He has gone on now to release his first Hip-Hop Album titled "LIVE From The Basement" in collaboration with Quest at DreamLand Studios.