Hump Day Hip-Hop is back. But this week, we're stepping outside the Cowboy state and heading to the Golden State... sunny California and introduce you to Bateen.

Budding rap sensation Bateen is quickly making a name for himself in the world of Hip-Hop. Bateen (formally know as Bateen Idol aka Young Haitti) is making industry insiders stand at attention with his eclectic sound. The breakout emcee has rolled out one of the most interesting independent records of the year with his single “Burning Bridges.” The song is a critical success and it is receiving a great amount of attention from notable Dj’s and mixshows around the United States. “Burning Bridges” explodes with unadulterated candor. The head bangin’, alternative sounding track features Bateen’s trademark lyrical dexterity and riveting flair. The stellar production on ‘Burning Bridges’ coupled with the rapper’s poignant cadence, delivery and flow results into a dynamic song that is sure to have international appeal.In fact, Bateen’s plan is to take his sound across the globe. His goal is to be an international star. He puts his heart and soul into every song. His mission is to make an impact and a difference by bringing his element to the art form known as Hip Hop.

Check out Bateen's bio:

Discovered by producer James Early in 1995, artist BATEEN IDOL aka Young Haitti began his lyrical journey in the hip-hop game. He released his debut album “Whatz A Thug” in 1997 as Bateen Idol from the rap group The Cirkle. The Cirkle soon went on tour and performed for over 45 southern colleges, sharing the stage with artists such as Lil Wayne, 112, Destiny’s Child and DMX. Having lived many years in West Africa, Bateen shares with us the soul of a traveling man. His songs will move you, make you think, and give you something to TURN UP too.