Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Alicia Keys, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett, and Prince just to name a few. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Barsheem grew up in a home where the sounds of Motown played non-stop. His fondest memory is hearing "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations for the first time and learning every lyric and harmony. As a teenager he began doing the talent show circuit for a while but decided to take a leap of faith to Los Angeles to further his career.
In 2011 Barsheem set out to record some music of his own. He began writing material starting with a simple yet beautiful love song entitled "No One" while working with producer Tauros Music, the two recorded and released No One to social networks with an overwhelming response. After 2 years of being locked away in a studio with no budget or label influence Barsheem emerged with a 13 song album focusing more on his captivating vocal styles and authentic writing rather than hard hitting beats.
The goal was to create the kind of music Barsheem was inspired by.