Thursday, December 11, 2014

J Cole adds a new verse on "Be Free"

New Verse Added on "Be Free"!
#Ferguson #NY

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Hass Interviews LL Cool J on Laish Hip-Hop LIVE on MIX FM Saudi Arabia

It was a huge honor to interview LL COOL J (his first Ever interview on any Arab FM/TV) - We had a great chat & connected.



G SHOCK X THE BEAT VI


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Big Hass Interviews LL Cool J on Laish Hip-Hop LIVE on MIX FM Saudi Arabia

LL's FIRST appearance on any Arab FM/TV. Big things about to go down! 

Listen to the FULL Interview below:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

RE-VOLT MAGAZINE ISSUE 13 | NOVEMBER 2014

RE-VOLT MAGAZINE ISSUE 13 | NOVEMBER 2014


Monday, November 3, 2014

Beirut Jam Sessions - Fareeq El Atrash & Safar - Gaza

Chyno & Edd Killed it! Salute to Safar too!

Monday, October 20, 2014

WorldWide HipHop: Arab Mix Pt.1 by Big Hass

I was approached by 4649 WorldWide  to do an Arab Hip-Hop compilation. I was really honored to do so. Big up to the work they doing

This is Part-I & part II is in the making.

Thankful - Hamdulilah - 

Have a listen here: 






Friday, October 17, 2014

Pitstop Lund University: Stamping my hip-hop passport

Published First on Arab News

I have always seen hip-hop as an educational tool, as a tool to elevate minds, as a form of expression, an art-form that liberates souls and a voice to the voiceless. 

I was invited by one of the biggest universities in Europe, (Lund University) in Sweden, to speak about my journey in hip-hop, my involvement in Arab hip-hop and how I established “Laish Hip-Hop?” on Saudi wavelength and also to participate in a discussion about Music & Politics. 
My excitement to be part of this was over the roof. I couldn’t wait to be there and share what I learned and what I’ve accomplished during the past five years. 
Oct.6: I took off from Jeddah international airport heading to London to transit there for a couple of hours, then take the flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. Lund is 25 minutes away from Copenhagen by Metro. Lund is a city located in the southern part of Sweden, with a population of 95,000 people, out of which 50 percent are students. 

I was invited by the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. A gentleman by the name of Anders Ackfeldt organized this whole trip and was a very good host during my stay in Sweden. I reached Lund at around 8 p.m. local time and from the first moment I set foot there, I fell in love with the peace and the serene vibe of the city. I checked into my hotel and decided to get some rest since I have my first talk in front of the students the next day.

Oct. 7: Early morning, I woke up to a beautiful view, a cold breeze and a determination to do well at my first speaking event. I entered the room where I was supposed to give the “lecture” as they called it and was surprised by the good turn-out of students that made it. The students greeted me with utmost hospitality and open-mindedness. It made my task to dazzle them with music and intellectual content an enjoyable ride throughout my presentation. It was really liberating for me to tell my story in full detail and speak about the challenges I faced in my journey. I was also very keen to have a 2-way communication with the students. I finished off my presentation and I started receiving Q&A’s and I was really happy to get great engagement from the students. One question lead to other and because I am from Saudi Arabia and a Muslim, I get the question of “How can you be hip-hop and Muslim at the same time?” and my answer was simple… “I am a human first, a human that believes in good authentic art, art that will never misrepresent the image of Islam”. It was a great discussion, one that had couple of students come up to me telling me “Thank you for changing my perception about hip-hop and Saudi Arabia”. I was really glad to hear this since media always seems to misrepresent us Arabs.

During the course of the next two days, I was introduced to scholars, Ph.D. writers, teachers and artists. It was incredible to see that hip-hop is being studied. I found myself surrounded with like-minded individuals, ones that not only promote hip-hop culture but also are very interested in teaching and writing about it. The approval and attention of such esteemed scholars increases my credibility as a spokesperson for hip-hop culture in our region and internationally, as a dedicated blogger, a righteous journalist and a passionate radio host/MC. This panel of “judges” will only add to my future endeavors and will fuel my perseverance. 

We had a closed hip-hop network meeting where I also did my presentation and it was great to get feedback from people who have done so much for the art-form, like hip-hop educator, artist Fabian Farbeon who is the founder of a concept called Re:Education and also the creator of Bronx-Berlin connection, an idea that sends artists from Bronx to Berlin and vice-versa to exchange their cultures and collaborate through hip-hop. 

The connections that were made, the ideas that bounced around confirmed to me that what I was fighting for is worth it, that hip-hop is a universal language that can be used to bridge cultures and connect the human race through positive vibes and authenticity. 
I had one more talk to give and that was in the Music & Politics conference. I felt proud introducing the artists that promoted social change through lyrics and music. I felt proud as an Arab to stand there and get applauded by teachers who reached out to me after and told me they would love to show my presentations to their classes. 

I had the privilege of also appearing on one of Sweden’s best Urban Radio Stations, to discuss my journey, the reason why Lund was an important pit-stop at this stage and the opportunity Lund University has given me to speak up — a platform where I am heard.

This trip has changed me somehow; it has also asserted me to keep fighting for my beliefs, for hip-hop, for local artists in Saudi Arabia and the region. I am recharged and ready to break barriers and show that hip-hop is more than just a genre; it’s a culture, it’s a movement, it’s a path of life that I decided to follow and I would love to share the light to enlighten and erase the darkness that seems to be on our region, especially artistically.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hobson Jobson - The Truth (Produced by Sandhill) ft. H Rap Brown

New Heat from Offendum & Narcy 
Produced by the spear of Arab Hip-Hop Production Sandhill 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Chyno - Fight or Flight (Official Video)

For the second time Syrian Rapper Chyno who is based in Lebanon teams up with Director Pedros to create "Fight or Flight". A track that reflect reality on the situation happening in Syria. Read them lyrics.

Salute to you both!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

RE-VOLT MAGAZINE OCT'14 ISSUE (12TH ISSUE)

LADIES & GENTS! I present to you RE-VOLT MAGAZINE 12th ISSUE! 
We are so proud that we have published 12 issues & kept the energy going. I couldn't have done this without my better half! I am so excited for this issue. 
Please check it out & leave your feedback. COVER is by the amazing @monakurdi_art whose art has personally inspired me! We are so honored to have our cover blessed with one her artworks... 

Baraka Blue: Love & Light (official video)

What a positive vibe video! Beautiful, Sincere, True, Real & Authentic.

The Fam Baraka Blue telling you LOVE & LIGHT!

Directed by Adam Shamash 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Impossible - Shontelle | Piano & Strings Cover

What a brilliant talent! 
Sarah Nabil - Watch out for this genuine soul 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

El Far3i & DAMAR RELEASE #KAMAN_DAFSHEH

Really recommend listening to this & if you like it support by purchasing it 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

El Far3i & Damar - Alaan (Official Video)

El Far3i One of my top Arab Rappers & Damar right up there when it comes to production.

Big up to Immortal Ent.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Narcicyst - 7amith 7ilu (Bittersweet) ft. DAM | VIDEO

One of my fav songs from his album.. Very happy on this collabo between The Medium & the guys from Telfaz11.

Watch The Video & Support the fam

Buy The Narcicyst's album here

BIGMO - AY SHAY

Monday, August 18, 2014

Free Palestine - K Broadway Ft. Arabian Knightz & Salma Karim

Music like this are much needed in the Arab World. Big up to AK,KBroadway & Salma. 
Listen to it! #FREE_PALESTINE 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BLACK BANNERZ RELEASES "Arabic Side" from their Double Album 'Music Revolution" - FREE DOWNLOAD

Black Bannerz have officially released the "Arabic Side" from their Double Album "Music Revolution"  - 
it is a great album & we are all waiting for the English Side. Till then, support these brothers by "Downloading their album-FREE" 

The lyrical genius & the amazing beats/sampling from "Orient Squad" is a must listen. 

Check out the full album below.

Run Junxion Launches "Shock'n'Awe"

Saudi Hip-Hop group Run Junxion launched their 2nd album to date. Its called 

Shock'N'Awe

Check it out below. I will be reviewing the album in the next couple of weeks. 

#FREE_DOWNLOAD 


Monday, August 11, 2014

VIRGIN MOBILE KSA APPOINTS BIG HASS AS "THE URBANIST"

About a month ago , i was approached by Virgin Mobile KSA Team to head the Music/Art section. 

This is a huge opportunity for me and I will take it and promote our local artists & musicians.

Read all about it HERE 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MC ZeineDin - Lazem

Lebanese Hip-Hop Artist MC ZeineDin releases new Video of his track "Lazem" 
Support Local/Regional Artists 



Friday, August 1, 2014

Blitz The Ambassador Releases Afropolitan Dreams


Support the brother by buying the album HERE

The Narcicyst Launches an ALL Arabic EP / #Nargisee Fully Produced by Sandhill

This is really a must have. The Narcicyst always associates himself with great minded people. They all Elevate at the same time.

You can support Narcy by buying the album HERE
Do your ear-drums a favor & cop this!



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#Open_Mic E02 - Patience Is A Virtue | ًصَبْراً جميلا

Proud of these guys from my hometown Jeddah! Great vibe, great feel.
support your local your artists
Check out this great track that fuses East & West.
Blessings to you all.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Blitz the Ambassador - All Around The World / Respect Mine ft. Emicida & Y'akoto

New BLITZ VIDEO! 

Sikeena (w/ Omar Offendum) Produced by Sandhill

The Narcicyst keeps leaking tracks of his highly anticipated album "El Nargisee" which I personally am waiting for. It's all produced by the spear of Arabic Hip Hop production "Sandhill" - Check the new track featuring Omar Offendum !


Thursday, June 12, 2014

BIG HASS CONNECTS WITH CHUCK D !

It's an honor. Stay tuned for a big announcement coming up! :) 

This is what Chuck D posted on twitter 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

RE-VOLT MAGAZINE ISSUE 08 - JUNE 2014

Very honored to keep doing this! 
Our 8th straight issue of Re-Volt Magazine!
Check it out & follow us on Twitter @REVOLT_MAGAZINE 



Run Junxion - Guerrilla Tactics - تقاطع متواتر

New Track released by 
Run Junxion from their album Shock "N" Awe ! 
What you guys think? 

Hit us up on Twitter @BIG_HASS & @RUNJUNXION 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Big Hass Interviews The Waynas Brothers (Hosted By Luxury Events) JEDDAH

It was really cool to meet Marlon & Shawn Wayans (The Wayans Brothers) - They put on a cool stand up comedy show in Jeddah on 29th May'14 hosted & organized by Luxury Events who had their first event in Jeddah. 



I also had a quick interview with them. You can listen to the full interview here: 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MC.Amin - Mabrouk Ya Sisi - مبروك يا سيسي - الموجه الثالثه


SYRIA (RESTORE) HAPPY - Pharrell #RestoreHappy

Beats, Rhymes & Relief & Love4Syria Launched #RestoreHappy, a fun video showcasing the resilience of Syria's children as they dance , smile & sing along to "Happy" . The video is a public relations appeal to support education and medical relief programs for Syrian Children

Read more about it HERE (Press Release)

The Children of Syria deserves happiness, they deserve to live their childhood, the one that is being "Stolen" from them. This video makes me smile to see the positivity & the hope in these souls BUT at the same time, I teared the first time I watched this, I teared not because I am an Arab; but because I am a human being that believes in equality for all.

This is the perfect reply to the sick minded people...I just feel sad & ashamed that I can not do anything to change these kids future. I salute the Beats,Rhymes & Relief & Love4Syria foundations for taking such an initiative in attempt to restore Happy. Watch it & please share everywhere.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

ODDISEE IN DUBAI

It really has been a crazy couple of weeks for me, 2 weeks ago, I flew to Beirut to meet Chuck D of Public Enemy & just couple of days ago I flew to Dubai to meet up with Sudanese/American MC/Producer ODDISEE - If you aint familiar with his work, I do advise you to get acquainted with his material. He is all about being authentic!

It was a great honor to meet him. He also is a humble soul & is a true solid performer!



Big up to DJ Lobito & the DCC for bringing such an act to the Middle East! 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Meeting The Legendary Chuck D (Public Enemy) in Beirut !

It was the early hours of the 14th May'14. I was checking my twitter feed and of all a sudden decided to search for "Chuck D" & to my surprise , I found a link that stated "CHUCK D in Beirut giving a talk about Hip-Hop in AUB on 15th May" 

I literally jumped off my seat & without thinking started to find a ticket from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beirut (Lebanon) - I did not have enough time & at around 3AM on 15th May (Exact Day of the talk) - I Managed to book my flight & flew to Beirut to meet this legendary soul. I was very excited as one of the community leaders in Beirut (Jackson Allers) arranged a small gathering with Chuck D & some of the local Hip-Hop Artists & few journalists/media guys. The second i walked into the cafe , I could glimpse Chuck & he recognized me and we embraced & i admit I felt emotional and respected in every single way. He is a soul that is true to all the things he says on his tracks and I respect that. 

We had a great discussion and talked about the importance of being collective, United & believing in your work. He spoke highly of Hip-Hop artists such as Jasiri X , Brother Ali & Immortal Technique. It was a nice chat up! 


We then had one of the best walks of my life , where we walked from the Cafe to the American University Of Beirut (Where the talk was being held) and it took us around 15-20 min but we all didnt feel it as we were havin great one on one talks with this legend who was walking the streets of Beirut!


Below are some pix 




Chuck D Supporting Local Hip-Hop Crew "Fareeq Al Atrash" 

The Walk 

The Discussion / The Connection with a legend 

Chuck D with community leader Jackson Allers 

Selfie up with Mazin & Hani 

Local Hip-Hop Artist El-Rass speaks with Chuck D 

Big Selfie with Chuck D ! Left To Right Chyno, Mazin, Atticus & Jackson Allers

Chuck D's Business Card !


The Walk to the lecture Hall (AUB) with Chyno & Mazin 

A Humble Soul 

Some Fans of the great Chuck

Where the talk took place 



The Talk that Chuck D had in AUB was truly inspiring , full of history facts and to the point. I loved it when he shouted me out, I loved it when he referred to himself as an EARTHIAN - A Citizen of the world & how we are all ONE BODY. His emphasis on being collective was again mentioned - "Stay The Course, Travel The Earth" Chuck D said ; We had a quick Q/A and at the end, the FULL packed lecture hall gave a huge applause to this man & his mind. 




One of the best moments in my life. Meeting, Connecting, Building & Chilling with the one & only , the legendary Chuck D

Thank you Beirut, Thank You AUB, Thank you world! Blessed 


Chuck D - Photo By BIG HASS 


I also had the honor to interview Chuck & only for few minutes & thankfully I had with me Jackson Allers who took care of the footage & did a great job in capturing this historic moment. 

I feel blessed and honored. Hamdulilah 

You can find the FULL VIDEO Interview below:

Monday, May 5, 2014

L-FRESH The LION - Survive (ft. MK-1) | NEW VIDEO

You can always expect Authenticity when it comes to the work of L-FRESH The LION. This new video of his track "Survive" will show you just that! Watch up & Connect. 

Thank you brother L for connecting the world through Hip-Hop Culture. Blessings

Follow L-FRESH The LION here: https://twitter.com/LFRESHTHELION


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kendrick Lamar performs - Gives tribute to 2Pac!

THE HIP-HOP FELLOW TRAILER

Cant wait for this!


THE HIP-HOP FELLOW TRAILER from Pricefilms on Vimeo.

NEW VIDEO | Anas Arabi featuring. Qusai | ''Dream''

Its cool to see Qusai collaborating with underground artists like Anas Arab from Run Junxion - Check out this video released today "DREAM" & also I will be hosting them BOTH tonight to discuss this video!

Big up to all the team that worked on this





Friday, May 2, 2014

Ahmed Soultan "It's Alright" (I Hena El Hal - Denia Hania)

Love the vibe of this! An interview with Re-Volt Magazine Soon!
Thanks for KP for the look up

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Big Hass Hosts THE BEAT III


April 23rd, I managed to host THE BEAT III ; The Beat is a series I launched last year & its simply giving local artists/talents the chance to perform LIVE.
These are some videos from the event. Big up to all the people & the artists involved. 


















Monday, April 21, 2014

Mahmoud Rosaset Alam - 19 Years ( Official Music Video )

Rosaset Alam : Hip Hop crew of 2 from Egypt based in Doha. Check them out & follow them on Twitter




Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Narcicyst Breaks the Stage on Conscious Hip Hop, 'Sumeria' & 'Leap of Faith'

I have always loved Abby Martin & her shows. She recently hosted Brother Ali & today she hosted my brother The Narcicyst - I love both of them & I appreciate them. Take a look at the interview/performance below

#PROUD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blitz the Ambassador - Make You No Forget ft. Seun Kuti (Official Video)

You got to respect this guy's passion & continous hard work in making authentic music!

He shot this video in his homeland "Ghana" feat Seun Kuti! What a brilliant track!
Feel the Vibe?


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GSHOCK LAUNCHES EMINEM IN DHAD STORE (JEDDAH-KSA)

I was invited to check out the launch of Eminem GSHOCK watches in Jeddah. The launch was held at the DHAD STORE, which Saudi's FIRST Graffiti Store. The whole vibe was very positive & It was really a cool step for GSHOCK to be present in Dhad Store; 1. to drive the people to Dhad & 2. Because it fits their target audience. Most of the watches that GSHOCK offer look underground & rebellious. 

The event also included a LIVE DJ & a performance from the Graffiti Artists who drew on the "stands" of the GSHOCK watches. 

I had a great time & salute to the GSHOCK team & all the amazing people that showed up.
Below are some pix I took from the event



























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