Saturday, December 25, 2010

RE-VOLT PRESENTS : THE NARCICYST & OMAR OFFENDUM LIVE IN BEIRUT! (Pictures)









Some pix from the 2nd event i hosted..where some of the best Arabic Hip Hop artists performed Live in Beirut City! (18th Dec,2010)
The Narcicyst ,Omar Offendum, Ragtop, Edd &
Chyno (Fareeq Al Atrash) , Malikah, DJ Sotusura & DJ Lethal Skillz. We were also blessed to have many MC's performing for a great crowed.

Meeting those artists & actually watching them perform live assured me that my support is true & legit. It was my first time meeting narcy & Ragtop ! & may i say that all the guys are genuine & its an honor hosting them..

I would like to thank them all for their cooperation & support to RE-VOLT.

It was ena great turn out! & people & the MC's enjoyed it.

Till we meet for the next RE-VOLT Event. Stay real & God Bless.







Thursday, December 16, 2010

RE-VOLT INTERVIEWS : SOL GUY (A REAL HIP HOP SOUL)


Sol Guy is the co-founder of DCM, and co-creator, co-producer, and host of 4REAL. A veteran artist manager, Sol is one of Canada’s leading music executives. He brings 15 years of experience in the music, entertainment and media industry.

Sol has worked closely with some of the highest profile artists of our time such as Lauryn Hill, P Diddy, India Arie, k-os, Rascalz, The Roots, Outkast, Kardinal Offishall, Dead Prez, B.I.G. and The Wu-Tang Clan.

SOL now manages a great artist that is personally one of favorites! K'NAAN. He's one of the artists that I admire & respect...K'naan's first album was actually recorded @ Bob Marley's home in Jamaica! (you cant top that)

Much love & respect for SOL & K'naan & I am proud to be connecting with those brothers.

I had a great interview/discussion with SOL on Hip Hop, commercial songs, FM radios, his work with K'naan & the world cup in addition to alot of stuff. A Must heard interview with one of the most important people in the music industry.

You can learn more about what SOL does by checking his website:

www.4real.com (its an amazing series!) just youtube it or buy the DVD!! fascinating stuff!

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Click Play Below)


Monday, December 6, 2010

RE-VOLT PRESENTS : THE NARCICYST & OMAR OFFENDUM (LIVE IN BEIRUT)


RE-VOLT PRESENTS : THE NARCICYST & OMAR OFFENDUM accompanied by Lebanon's DJ Lethal Skillz in a night of real LIVE Hip Hop in Beirut City on
Sat, Dec 18th taking place @ PEARL Club (Monot).
Starting @ 9:30 PM.

The Opening Acts will be:

**DJ SOTUSURA: A warming up set of real Hip Hop Tunes!
**Chyno & Edd (Fareeq Al Atrash) will mesmerize us with their hip-hop/funk Music & Lyrics accompanied by Female MC sensation MALIKAH !

Alongside The Narcicyst and Omar Offendum, Ragtop will add his hip hop icing, as our featured guest of the evening.

Check out the below info on the Featured Artists:

++ The Narcicyst : http://www.iraqisthebomb.com/
++ Omar Offendum: http://www.offendum.com/
++ DJ Lethal Skillz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=351_QvjMS7U
++ Ragtop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt83mJwLYE0

++ Chyno & Edd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQiHULuuGT0
++ Malikah : http://www.facebook.com/MALIKAH961
++ DJ Sotusura : http://www.facebook.com/sotusura

We also have plenty of surprises courtesy of Skullcandy who will be present at the event !
http://www.skullcandy.com/

Prices:
** 25 $ / 2 Drinks (Advanced Booking)
** 30 $ / 2 Drinks ( @ The Door)
For more info please call PEARL CLUB @
03/ 650-478 or 03/981 514

It's a night where you will enjoy the finest of Arabic Hip Hop being performed LIVE up close & personal alongside 2 great DJ's !

Make sure you tell your friendz, your friendz friendz, relatives & everyone you know.
This is gona be a historic night in Beirut City !
December 18th @ Pearl
Be There!

RE-VOLT IS MUSIC LIBERATION.
http://revoltradio.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 4, 2010

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : ESLAM JAWAAD

Eslam Jawaad is a rapper of Lebanese-Syrian origin. I got introduced to his music since I started re-volt back in October 09. He mainly raps in English but does have few Arabic tracks that are mind blowing. Jawaad is all about being real and true to your self.. Whether you are commercial or not ; he praises & supports real artists that follow their true lives. He has collaborated with the likes of Gorillaz, Wu-Tang on big Hip Hop shows all around the world.

Eslam is currently based in London but does appear in shows in the Middle East & the region. RE-VOLT will of course work on getting Eslam to perform for his fans in the region!

He's currently working on his 2nd album after The Mammoth Tusk..(if you didnt peep that .. do it now)

RE-VOLT caught up with this real hip hop artist for a great discussion on his news..Check it out. Mad respect to Eslam for his time

You can follow Eslam here: http://www.myspace.com/themammothtusk

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (just click play below)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PRE-ORDER CITY OF LIFE DVD NOW! (First Film Produced & Shot in UAE & Directed by Emirati "Ali Mostafa"


City Of Life is the FIRST film, produced and solely shot in the United Arab Emirates, and directed by an Emirati - Ali F. Mostafa. The central plot revolves around three parallel lives, amongst many cultures in one city, namely Dubai, thus highlighting the city’s vast cultural and ethnic diversity. Release date: 1st Week December.

Yassin Al-Salman aka The Narcicyst makes his acting Debut in this movie. He also provide us with great tracks featuring Shadia Mansour. (Cant wait to hear the soundtrack of this)

I personally cant wait to see this movie, it reflects life in so many ways & does shed light on Dubai as a city..Its a movie for everyone to see.

You can now Pre-Order your 2-Disc Special Edition DVD by clicking here.
For those peeps who are in the UAE, a signing will take place in Virgin (Mall Of Emirates) with the Director & the cast. Countdown will be announced soon!

Mashalla. I am proud of those guys!

Re-Volt is working on an Interview with Ali Mostafa..Inshalla real soon.

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : LMNZ (WORLD-WIDE RAP REVOLUTION)

LMNZ produces HipHop, Instrumentals, writes lyrics, composes, arranges music, raps, mixes and records songs (don’t need to be his own) and simply LOVES MUSIC!!

Right now he lives in Berlin, Neuk├Âlln. He studied Sound Engineering and just needs to hand in his Bachelor Work to complete his Bachelor of Recording Arts (Honours) by February, 2011.

Besides studying he worked on his biggest project so far: the album called “Worldwide Rap” featuring 76 international artists who participate in 29 languages.

RE-VOLT caught up with LMNZ & discussed this revolutionary project!

You can support this by checking the website & buying the album on Itunes or the website:

http://www.worldwide-rap.com

The album features so many artists worth checking including our very own Narcy (The Narcicyst)

Mad respect to LMNZ. Big up brother.

FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Just Click Play below)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : AYAH (AN R&B/HIP HOP TRUE SOUL)


Ladies & Gents, I introduce to you AYAH, an R&B/Hip Hop Singer,songwriter, composer. She creates her own fusion between Hip Hop, R&B, Soul & Rock. Mashalla Shes truly talented.

When you listen to her, you will understand how graceful she is on that mic, she is a talent that we should support.

Ayah is Palestinian/Jordanian & is currently living in the US where she is working closely with legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff on an album!

For more on Ayah, check out her site:

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW
She Performed her track "In My Lifetime" Live for us (click play below)


Friday, November 5, 2010

LOWKEY NEW VIDEO: MILLION MAN MARCH (FT. MAI KHALIL)

Yet again, Lowkey does release a mind elevating video & track by the name of Million Man March, where he simply spits the truth, spits real lyrics, nothing wopsy dazzy about this one..no booty shaking..no useless lyrics.

Its sickening to see public people support music with no meaning (even if you want to have fun) do you wana be having fun all the time? ask yourselves this question.
Re-Volt against useless lyrics..Lowkey's music is the kind that will elevate & open up your minds..take a look at the video!
Brilliant work.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : LOGIC "Revolutionary Hip Hop"

LOGIC is an MC based in London,UK that is all about speaking truth, logic in people's ear drums. His passion for hip hop is shown in his lyrics. He honors the real meaning of hip hop. He has struggled a lot in his life & is using Hip Hop to spread positive messages across the globe.

RE-VOLT Radio had a quick interview with the man himself to discuss his new projects, his collaboration with Lowkey, Shadia Mansour & his thoughts on Arabic Hip-Hop as a movement.

Real Hip Hop talk!
I salute Logic! Thank you for your time bro.

FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Just click play below)

"MR.ASTHMATIC" By THE NARCICYST (FREE DOWNLOAD)

I have been following my brother Yassin Alsalman aka (The Narcicyst) for quite sometime now & its just amazing the kind of talent he has..
Mashalla!

Check out this Mixtape by the name of "Mr. Asthmatic" just released yesterday for FREE DOWNLOAD

Support this #real Artist..Support real hip hop, support our Arabic MCs that spits truth all over the place.
Big up to overthebreaks.com for the artwork & illustration

Stay tuned to Re-Volt Radio for some big news coming this December,2010!

Shaquille O'neal : I am Going to Hajj

The M.D.E (Most Dominant Ever)
Shaq: I am waiting on that Radio Interview my brotha!

Friday, October 29, 2010

RE-VOLT & PhonoSapien Productionz Present:AL Jisr Hip Hop Mixtape "Bridging Cultures" Part 1




Hip-Hop is a universal language & a bridging communication tool. Hip Hop isn't dead..its more alive than ever with the rise of Hip Hop Artists from all around the Globe.. You just got to change the channel & know where to listen.

From this perspective,
Re-Volt Radio & DJ Lethal Skillz are launching a series called "AL Jisr" Bridging Cultures where we get you artists from all over the world mixed on 1 track showing the true meaning of hip hop & unity.

It is a small attempt from our end & inshalla more countries & more artists will be featured in the next ones :)

Mad respect to all the artists that are featured & to DJ Lethal Skillz for doing a brilliant job with the Mixing. Check out all these amazing shout outs during this Mix!
For legal purposes - the Mixtape will be only for streaming.

Stay Re-Volted...
Peace

AL JISR MIXTAPE (Please leave your feedback!)


RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS: THE LO FREQUENCY (LIBERATING HIP HOP)

Chen Lo and the Liberation Family (The LO Frequency) from (Brooklyn, NY) are a unique phenomenon in the world of music. They are a live hip-hop collective group.

The group’s core message revolves around peace, community, family, and the idea that creativity is a liberating force

The Liberation Family not only provides an education through entertainment that gives various art forms a powerful purpose, but it will absolutely move your spirit with amazing music.

I caught up with this amazing group while they are in Beirut,Lebanon as we speak conducting hip hop workshop & community work for the next couple of months!
You can check out their videos, latest news right here:

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Just Click Play below)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Lo Frequency with DJ Lethal Skillz



When you combine a great passionate Hip Hop Group like the Lo Frequency (aka Chen Lo & The Liberation Family) straight out of Brooklyn with the heavyweight champion in Turn-tablism DJ Lethal Skillz - you get an explosive awesome collaboration! Check out the Youtube below.
(Pic is a courtesey of Tanya Traboulsi)

Re-Volt Radio will be interviewing The Lo Frequency soon.
If you are in Beirut, Lebanon & need something real & true banging on your ear-drums, check out the below Event:

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS: MAZ JOBRANI


Maz Jobrani is an American-Iranian Stand up comedian that has definitely made a huge name for himself in that field.

He's re-volting through Comedy which does bring people together and he did recently had a show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

I caught up with Maz & spoke about comedy in the Arab World, who makes him laugh & he gave us a special Maz Jobrani Shout out at the end.

FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (click play below)

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : GON



I introduce to you GON (An American/Palestinian) rapper that is based in Chicago and is thriving to make some noise.

RE-VOLT Radio had a quick chat with GON who also is a Co-founder of Urchin-Studios.

Check out the Full Audio Interview right here:






Check Out GON's New Video "Imaginary Door"


RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS: HAKIM GREEN (A HIP HOP ICON)


I always appreciate True Hip Hop and by i mean by that hip hop that moves this art's platform forward, a movement that builds positive thoughts through talent.

Hakim Green (From the Channel Live Hip Hop Group) is one of those true voices that I appreciate and was actually managed by KRS-ONE & is always active in school lectures & one of the most amazing MC's , speakers out there in the Hip Hop Scene.

I had the privilege of having him on Re-Volt Radio for a great discussion about his career, hip hop, his message to the young artists that are trying to make it right now.

Hakim did give a huge shout out to Harrabic Tubman (Show N Prove Radio) & Shadia Mansour for using her voice as a tool of re-voltion!

You can easily Youtube Hakim Green & check out the videos that he is part of; the speeches he's doing.
One Love from Re-Volt Radio to Hakim. Appreciate your time on bro.

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Click Play Below)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fake Empire By Ryan Lewis

I came across this a while back & it was just really eye catching..so i called up Ryan Lewis, the guy behind this footage.
Fake Empire was actually featured on CNN & received a wide response on several sites. Take a look.This was Lewis' final thesis statement at the University of Washington. It won Best Student Film at the SCIFF


FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (just click play below)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

RE-VOLT & PhonoSapien Productions Present:AL Jisr Hip Hop Mixtape "Bridging Cultures" Part 1


We @ it again. Re-Volt & DJ Lethal Skillz have combined forces once again to bring you a message of unity, a message that shows Hip Hop can bridge cultures.

This is Part 1 of this awesome series










That's the Teaser..The Mixtape is coming soon to your Ear Drums!



Friday, October 15, 2010

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : DR.DAHLIA WASFI (An Activist with Passionate Voice)


I first came across Dr. Dahlia Wasfi from one of the posts that Lowkey put on his page. I looked her up and listened to her work. She is brilliant & a strong voice we all got to support.

She is an Iraqi/American Activist that decided to put her Medical Career on hold & speak up against the War in Iraq & other US military activity.

I had a great discussion with Dr. Dahlia on her decision to stop her medicine career, her thoughts on Arab Leaders, situation in Iraq & her opinion on how the Arabic Hip Hop movement is crucial in all this.

In my opinion, she is saving lives now; but in another way!
In Solidarity! I want to thank Dr. Dahlia for her time to come on Re-Volt Radio. Big up to Lowkey for introducing me.

You can follow Dr. Dahlia Wasfi by checking out her website:

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW(just click play below)

Tracks in the interview courtesey from Lowkey (the beginning) + The Narcicyst (After the interview)

Check out this inspirational Speech by Dr. Dahlia!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

RE-VOLTING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS: MC PHOTOGRAPHY

About a couple of weeks ago. I got a call from Mokhtar Chahine, a Saudi Photographer that lives in Jeddah. I have interviewed him before but for another website..Mashalla the kid is talented & definitely has a big potential with his passion for photography.

The reason for the call was to invite me for a photo-shoot to his idea "The Pink Project" and basically it is to show support to the Breast Cancer Society which is definitely something I was honored to be part of.

Mokhtar's approach towards the whole thing is to show support from all kind of angles, shapes, age & gender. It was a really fun shoot and I salute people like Mokhtar that decided to REVOLT with their talent & spread positive vibe messages across the globe.

Good luck my brother & thank you for making me part of this.
Stay Revolted.

You can check out more project & work from Mokhtar on his cool website:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS: ADAM HART-DAVIS (Where Science is Fun+Educational)


Ladies & Gentlemen, I introduce to you Adam Hart-Davis. He is a photographer, writer & broadcaster. A real fun loving personality in Science as well. I actually came across him through the Saudi Show "Khawater 6" (Reflection) where he presented us with really fascinating information on how Islam affected the technology that we have now-a-days all over the world. His "cool" approach towards science made me research him and actually interviewing him for RE-VOLT which happened & I am thankful for the opportunity.

Check out the below exciting audio interview where we talk about passion of science, importance of Islam in the technology, why the Islamic culture didnt continue, his amazing trip to Kenya and his thoughts on "Are We Alone in the World" ..

You can check out & follow Adam right here:

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Just Click Play below)

Friday, October 8, 2010

RE-VOLT INTERVIEWS : KHALIL ISMAIL "Conscious Hip Hop"

Ladies & Gentlemen, I introduce to you KHALIL ISAMAIL

He is a recording artist, producer from Washington DC,USA.
What's special about Khalil is that hes both a lyricist & a vocalist. He's passionate about what he does. His aim is to create an alternative type of media that elevates minds of human beings.

I had a quick interview with Khalil about his music, his views towards Islam, President Obama & Arabic Hip Hop as a movement.

You can check his website: http://www.khalilmusic.com/

Check out the FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Click Play below)

RE-VOLT RADIO INTERVIEWS : TANIA KASSIS

Tania Kassis is a Lebanese singer that started singing at the age of 16 & performed her first solo opera concert at 17.

I first saw her perform at the 6th Francophone Games that was held in Beirut, Lebanon. She performed a track that bridged Islamic & Christian cultures together.

Its a beautiful track/gesture from Tania that proves music is a universal language, also given the fact that she was raised in Beirut and this is what Beirut sounds like being it consists of both religions. For me its the culture of Beirut in 1 track..

I salute Tania for having the will to do such a track..Much respect.

I had a great chat/Interview with Tania about this track & her thoughts on commercialism of FM Radio.

You can check out Tania's new CD "Oriental Colors"

THE FULL AUDIO INTERVIEW (Click Play below)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mochilla Presents: Sounds Of Al-Mashriq "The Land Where The Sun Rises"

When you put Mochilla (E.Coleman &B+) & Immortal Entertainment (Laith Majali & Naser Kaalaji) together you are getting a legendary mix there. They are definitely people to watch out for..!
Check this amazing tribute from Mochilla on their visit to the Middle East for the past year. this is what they collected!

& as B+ said:
Enjoy, open your ears and let the beauty and depth of the cradle of civilization wash away your preconceptions… -B+

Thats the link to the Tribute Mix done by E.Coleman: Check it out now! (download it)

*Photo by the talented Laith Majali

Dash Arts and Roundhouse Presents: Lyrical Alliance Featuring Talib Kweli



When I first heard about this I literally wanted to book a flight to London & be able to attend/cover this!

Dash Arts and Roundhouse present :
Lyrical Alliance Featuring Talib Kweli
Roundhouse, 16th October 2010, Doors 7pm Tickets £22.50 in advance

Lyrical Alliance is collaboration between leading hip hop artists from the Arab world alongside the cream of European hip hop with featured artists from the UK and US headline act Talib Kweli.

Lyrical Alliance Artists are :

DJ MK (UK)
Rabah Donquishoot aka Rabah Ourrad (MBS) (Algeria)
Shadia Mansour (Palestine)
Rayess Bek (Lebanon)
Samm (Jordan) Samer Zaki AKA "Samm"
Tamer Nafar (DAM) (Palestine)
VJ Jana Saleh (Lebanon)

Check out this amazing track for the above artists! Its just brilliant!



Hosted by UK hip hop lynchpin DJ MK (KISS FM, Roots Manuva, Dizzee Rascal), Lyrical Alliance is a ground-breaking, international urban music event that transcends language and cultural barriers to celebrate the common pillars of hip hop all over the world: the beat and the word.

The artists will be developing new work together in a series of live sessions and workshops throughout the year that will reach a climax with a series of major concerts in Europe in Autumn 2010. The nights take the classical Arabic Mu'Allaqat poems as a starting point and builds on these to bring an event which will link into hip hop’s metrical and rhythmic roots as never before.

Topping the bill will be major US star Talib Kweli. Ever since emerging alongside Mos Def as a member of Black Star in the late 90s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters – hard hitting and able simultaneously to educate and entertain, his socially conscious brand of rap counts Jay-Z and 50 Cent amongst its biggest fans. Kweli released his highly anticipated second Reflection Eternal LP “Revolutions Per Minute” via Blacksmith Music/WBR in May this year and is touring the US with his partner Hi Tek.

Talib Kweli will be joined by members of the Lyrical Alliance posse for a momentous finale to this righteous and inspirational hip hop collaboration.


Date: Sat 16th October 2010
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £22.50 in advance
Booking 08444 828008 www.roundhouse.org.uk
Part of Dash Arts Arabic series

New music, theatre and contemporary dance
For more info on the Arabic Series visit www.dasharts.org.uk
Series launched: May 18th 2010 with Babel (words) at Sadler’s Wells

Monday, September 27, 2010

RE-VOLT PRESENTS : BEIRUT HIP HOP / VIDEOS!


"Beirut Hip Hop" presented by RE-VOLT was held at THE BASEMENT on Wednesday, July 21st 2010.

The Line up was

DJ Lethal Skillz, Hanouneh, BIG A , Fareeq El Atrash, Qusai (Don legend), Double A The Preacherman, Brother Jackson Allers opened up the evening with a great set!

Here are some videos of that night. Thank you to whoever turned out to this event & much respect to these artists..Support real music. That's all what Re-Volt is about.






RE-VOLT PRESENTS : BEIRUT HIP HOP (Part 2)


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