Bilal Sayeed Oliver (born August 23, 1979), better known by his stage name Bilal, is an American jazz/alternative hip hop singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is currently an independent artist residing in New York City. From his wide vocal range, to his genre-bending albums, to his phenomenal live performances, Bilal is a total-package artist who has been well received, both nationally and internationally. He also has an extensive list of collaborations, which includes Common, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Guru, J Dilla, and many more.