Baruch Hip-Hop Artist Carves His Own Musical Path

BARUCH COLLEGE–Raf Hossain is a full-time corporate communications student at Baruch College. When he is not studying, he is Grafic, the up-and-coming hip-hop artist who reaches nearly 20,000 listeners per month and whose top track has earned over 1.5 million plays.

Hossain has been making music professionally for six years. His work as Grafic is his main focus, but his musical background ranges from learning to sing with traditional Bengali music to performing a capella in Baruch’s Blue Notes group.

As the hip-hop genre gained popularity in recent decades, Hossain has carved a space for himself as an experimental artist with a variety of appeals.