Jason Balewa, also known as HD, was born on January 22, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. Music, which he has been taking seriously since he was 12-years-old, was not foreign to him.
“I used to listen to the music that my Dad would make,” he said. “He actually had a studio in the house, so I had no choice but to hear the sounds when he was playing his saxophone.”
Upon graduating from high school, HD moved on to join the Marine Corps, where he served four years in places like Japan, Thailand, Korea, Australia, Iraq, Afganistan, and the Philiphines. After leaving the Corps, he soon enrolled in Full Sail University, where he currently far more experienced than the rest of the students due to his credentials and leadership roles.
His passion for music extends far beyond what is seen on the surface. He credits artists such as DJ Premier, Pharrell, and Timberland as his inspirations.
Jason, whose ultimate dream is to win a Grammy, is currently studying Entertainment Business and is slated to earn his degree in February of 2013. He has been accepted to several internships, on which he will be working while still attending school. He produces R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, and Pop.
HD started his new crew called “Luxury Muzik.” Jason is very talented, and when you listen to his music you will understand why he says, “I am the future of music, not just one genre.”
Jason “HD” Balewa will be dropping an instrumental mixtape in November. Please support HD by following him on Reverbnation and Facebook.