Before he became known to many as Haskell, young Whitcliffe Stewart was just another youth growing up in Maroon Town, St James Jamaica with big dreams. A very talented and determine upcoming artist is on his way to great success. Migrated to the United States at a tender age, Haskell discovered his passion for music a few years later and is wasting no time.
Now he is known to the tri-state areas, various parts of the United States and his birthplace Jamaica for his uniquely powerful voice and spit-fire lyrics but before that he earned himself the reputation of being a noisy little boy who was constantly playing the piano in the living room and sings, much to the annoyance of his parent and siblings. Young Whitcliffe took this passion for music and singing to school and could always be found beating a rhythm on the desks in the classrooms, on the tables in the lunch room entertaining his classmates and friends before and after school. Before long, the casual performances gained Whitcliffe respect and no afterschool clash, concert, or function was complete without an appearance from the budding singer/singjay.
Despite his blossoming reputation as a talented singer, Stewart still didn't consider performing professionally as a viable career choice. Understanding the financial hardships that his family had to endure, it inspired him to' focus on helping his parents in whatever way he could to the best of his ability. However, his education was not to be neglected. His mother encouraged him to work hard at school to further his education regardless of the circumstances. He actually considered becoming an accountant but he couldn't seem to escape the call of the music.
It wasn't until he completed high school and did two years in college that Whitcliffe really considered getting serious about his talent. By this time, a few people began to encourage him to take the plunge into the music industry. He began performing under the name 'Bonez' and aided by his hardcore dancehall lyrics, it wasn't long before he was introduced to different producers that he recorded for who influenced him to change his name due to the unique sweetness of his voice. Spending time at 3rd Floor Production Studio and rubbing shoulders with more artists on a daily basis gave Bonez and his friends the idea of changing his name to ‘Haskell’, which was described by many 'Always shooting positivity and lyrics for the ladies’.
After putting in three years of hard work in his music career Haskell finally got a musical break in 2009 when he recorded a smashing single entitled “In My Life” on very well known producer Stephen McGregor 'Heart String’ riddim, followed by 'Can’t Stop My Shine’ and 'Special lady’, didn’t only create a buzz on several radio stations in the tri-state area but also had lead promoters to book him for various events all over the area and also in the Island of Jamaica. Haskell has shared stage with artists like Shaggy, Mavado, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Taurus Riley, Serani, Chuck Fender, Ricky Blaze, Ding Dong, Statious and Potential Kid, just to name a few. With great determination Haskell has recently released his ep album entitle “Emotions” with his new single "Emotions" that's buzzing on the radio waves all over the world. Look forward to more great inspirational and heart touching music from the one and only, one of a kind.
Haskell and his management team decided to change his name to “Sekuence” for the start of 2015, “we wanted to start the year positivity and a name change was one in the pipeline and we chose a name that match his music and personality.