Ahmad Ali Lewis is a social entrepreneur and hip hop artist from South Central Los Angeles. At 17, under the name “Ahmad,” he wrote and performed the classic hip hop song “Back In The Day.” Later, he became the founding member of the hip hop fusion band 4th Avenue Jones. The band was signed to Interscope Records and toured internationally, performing with such notables as Stevie Wonder, The Roots, The Black Eyed Peas, and KRS One.

After 4th Avenue Jones disbanded, Ahmad was accepted to Stanford University, having graduated as valedictorian from Long Beach City College. He is currently a graduate student at the USC School of Social Work.

Ahmad’s latest venture is We Celebrate Life + People or WeCLAP. The WeCLAP mission is to empower communities by forming partnerships designed to explore and engage in social entrepreneurship, education, and advocacy.

Ahmad was on Next Level Team Tanzania.