Ariea Bastami is an aspiring hip-hop artist from Plano, Texas and a college student at The University of Texas. From Prominent predecessors like A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Ice Cube, De La Soul, and Jay-Z, Ariea fell in love with hip-hop at a very young age. Through his inspirations today like Logic, J.Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and a multitude of others, Ariea has delved deeper into his passion for music and has created three projects titled In The Meantime, Distance and Keep Dreaming because of it.