Asiah: Alternative R&B & hip-hop Artist, singer-songwriter & producer.
Born 1998 as Jasper Kaptein in Capelle aan den IJssel. His interest in music started at the age of 11 when he picked up a toy guitar and started playing and performing songs he knew from the radio. On his 12th birthday he got gifted an acoustic guitar and so his music journey began. In his teens Asiah developed a passion for the genre R&B, and artists such as Drake, Chris Brown, The Weeknd & many others were a great source of inspiration for Asiah to start writing his own music.
By the age of 15 he started writing full songs and doing covers, posting them on YouTube for the world to see. Since he did not have a producer who’d help him create his music, he started to make and produce his own beats and music. He combined his voice, his guitar and his beats and released his first single “Temporary Vision” under the name “Asiah” at the age of 17. Soon after he followed up his first single with the tracks “Slow Down” & “Lose It All”. Then, in 2017 he dropped his first EP called “The Soulsearch EP” written, produced & mixed by himself.
With this EP he created a small fan base and started dropping singles again until the release of his second EP “Know Me“ in 2018, which he also wrote, produced & mixed by himself. Working at a sneaker store during the creation of his first bodies of work, he quit his job at store to fully pursue his career as a singer/songwriter & producer.
From there he started working as a producer for Rotterdam Airlines, a local record label in Rotterdam. He started getting placements with artists signed to the label as a producer with his hip-hop/Trap & R&B beats.
In the meantime he was still working on his own music, releasing his self-produced single 777 which further grew his small but dedicated fan base.
Since the start of 2019 Asiah has released 5 singles, each with accompanying music video, reaching over 250.000 streams this year. He also produced a single for one of the Rotterdam Airlines artists that reached over 5 million streams.
Asiah’s plan for 2019 is to maintain a consistent release schedule, continue to work on his dream of becoming a global R&B artists, and to inspire the world with his music.