Sunday, December 27, 2015

FILM SCREENING | STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES


I truly can't believe that I will be screening "Stretch And Bobbito" Radio that changed lives" ;I had the honor of meeting them in Dubai couple of months ago

It will be screened in JEDDAH (my hometown) for a very private & special audience. I wanted to rappers to see this film and see the hard work & dedication Stretch & Bobbito put in their work. 

During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. 

The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever. 

Directed by Bobbito Garcia

Watch the trailer here:- http://stretchandbobbito.com/


Friday, December 25, 2015

Arab Rappers YOU should KNOW About ... Part i

Hip-Hop is a culture and that culture and art-form has reached Arabia. We got a lot of talent up in here, these are some of the Arab rappers that might not get the proper recognition and that YOU SHOULD totally know about:-

**Please note that in the below list, I am mentioning artists that don't get much recognition & also that only or mainly rap in Arabic and I will have a Part ii soon


  • Bu Kolthoum | Syria 



  • Edd Abbas (Fareeq Al-Atrash) | Lebanon




  • El Far3i | Jordan 


  • Shiboba | Saudi Arabia 



  • Anas Arabi  | Syria/Saudi 



  • Black Bannerz | Syria 


  • Boikutt | Palestine



  • Stormtrap (Asifeh) | Palestine



  • Freek - Somalia (Based in UAE)

  • SATTI | Jordan

Monday, December 21, 2015

EMEL MATHLOUTHI - KELMTI HORRA - The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

This will give you goosebumps. Watch till the end. What an incredible artist

Monday, December 14, 2015

#Damarshmallow - Instrumental album by "Damar" | Hip-Hop

Damar is definitely one of my favorite producers in #HipHop! He just released his FIRST Instrumental album containing 27 tracks. 

The album combines tracks produced between 2010-2015 and the Arabic sampling is just genius on this one!

Big up to you brother man. This album is always on my eardrums! 


Salute

Friday, December 4, 2015

Narcy - Makoo (Official Jassem Video)

Awesome video really! So many familiar faces - Check it out

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bu Kolthoum- Inderal Full Album | بو كلثوم - ألبوم انديرال

One of my fav rappers in Arabia just released his first album! I guarantee you its GOOD! Give it a listen!

Produced all by the Bu!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sudanese Group "DaZoals" Perform "Ya Jameel" Live on Radio

Hosted these guys about a month ago & I am quickly becoming a huge fan of them! Check them out!


The Narcicyst // Campaign4Change

"Be The Realest with yourself..Grow as much as you can in the day" Narcy

A Very cool vibe video done by Rayban with the fam The Narcicyst. I believe in the 2 min & 13 seconds, you will know why I supported this soul & will always do. Salute!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Meeting Legendary Radio Hosts Stretch & Bobbito | Sole DXB 2015

I been a huge fan of the Stretch and Bobbito show for quite some time. I loved their story. I loved their passion. I love the fact that they hosted artists just to support & expose talent. From 1990 till 1998, they hosted The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show in WKCR. It featured exclusive demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from many then-unsigned Hip-Hop artists such as Nas, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Busta, Fat Joe, DMZ, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Big L & The Notorious B.I.G who later found great success on major record labels! 

In 1998, The Source names The Stretch & Bobbito Show as the "Best Hip-Hop Radio Show of All time". For me, it was an honor connecting with them, watching their amazing documentary. You Can watch the Trailer HERE 



Being the host of Saudi's first & only FM Hip-Hop radio show is very difficult & challenging given that I had to go & still going through a lot to make the show done on a weekly basis. By meeting them, I felt re-energized, re-focused. 


Big up to Sole DXB & Cinema Akil for this amazing accomplishment. It was Stretch & Bobbito's firs time to the Middle-East & I one was very proud to meet them.

I am currently working on having the documentary screening in KSA. :) #FingerCrossed it works!


Bobbito (Left) & Stretch (Right) answering few questions from the audience #SoleDXB 



For more info on their next screening & how to but their merchandises - Check out their website:-
http://stretchandbobbito.com/  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bu Kolthoum - Esset Abl Al Noom - (Official Music Video)

Easily becoming one of my fav MC's in Arabia. Big up to my Syrian brother Bu Kolthoum. Cant wait for his album. Check out this just released video. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shiboba - Fi Hada Al-Makan | Saudi Rap

One of my fav rappers in Saudi ! Shiboba 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Luka Lesson - Bones

Every word impacted me! 
Salute Luka Lesson!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Open Letter | Black Bannerz feat. Sean Price

This is a great tribute/collaboration with the late great Sean Price
Produced by Orient Squad 
Mixed by Anas Arabi


Friday, September 18, 2015

NEW ALBUM | Men Wara el 3adaseh | Ta2irat el Rou7 (Prod Edd Abbas)

"Men wara el 3adaseh " is a collective formed in 2012 following the release of their first self titled EP by Edd Abbas, Qarar & Samer AK

This is the second album by the Funky Trio titled "Ta2irat el 


Rou7" produced by Edd Abbas

Mixed & Mastered by Anas Arabi


Artwork by Elepheel


Just click play & enjoy this cool sound & vibe! 
Big up to all involved 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Race, Identity, & Comics | Ahmed Younis | TEDxChapmanU

Every Word.. Must watch! 
The brother Ahmed Younis.. SALUTE

Sunday, September 6, 2015

TheRecipe- Death To Get Here (Prod.by Bangzy)

& the Recipe are back! 
Lookin' forward to hear their new material. They definitely had the passion & the talent. Shout out to Bangzy on the production!


Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

R.A. The Rugged Man (ft. Talib Kweli) - Learn Truth | Video

Although released couple of years back, this track has so much TRUTH! Focus on them lyrics & learn a little bit of truth 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Arab Producers | Hip-Hop | Part ii


Been gettin' some really cool names, Check out Part i if you haven't already. 

Special Thanks to Carl Jreissati for sending the names for Part ii 

Part iii is coming up soon. Please send me your suggestions to:- revoltmag1@gmail.com 


  • Al Nather (Palestine) 




  • Trippy (Egypt/Saudi) 



  • Lipos JnoodBeirut (Lebanon) 




  • DJ FAT SAM (Egypt) 




  • Oddisee (Sudan)




  • Al Rajul Al Hadidi (Lebanon) 




  • ElNasser (Egypt/Qatar) 




Monday, August 31, 2015

Sean Price Tribute | Video

Rest In Power Sean P!

Make you sure you keep supporting his family by donating to
https://www.crowdrise.com/seanp

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Urbanist hosts Od Od | Virgin Mobile | Creative Collective Blog

I present to you one of my favourite Saudi talents, Od Od ! She is a Calligraffiti artist, a filmmaker & overall a cool passionate and humble person. I sit down with her & interview her for VirginMobile KSA. It was the first time for me to be shooting/directing & editing. So I hope I did a good job at it. Check her out & also check out the music I put in there supporting local producers I personally admire. Share & RT this!

I also got to thank Dhad Store for allowing us in their amazing creative space.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Big Hass Interviews Chino XL on #LaishHipHop LIVE on MIX FM (Saudi Arabia)

It was a huge honour connecting with Chino XL ! Check out what he had to say about Hip-Hop, Life, J-Dilla & the Arab World in RIGHT HERE:-






Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Word Is Yours - Hip Hop in the Middle East

Put together by some of the coolest people I know, this is a very cool & important festival to be part of. 

Check out their #Indiegogo link, please support if you can & if you can't - Share this link around. 


Friday, August 21, 2015

DJ Premier : "Marley Marl is #1 for me"

In an interview on my radio show #LaishHipHop, DJ premier stated that his favourite producer of all time is Marley Marl 


He goes on and says that "Marco Polo" is currently his favourite from the producers now-a-days. 

STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES

Truly appreciate the work these guys have done. Its history. Look at some of those names!!

Take a look & support/donate to see that documentary. I know I will !


Thursday, August 20, 2015

KRS-ONE turns 50 | 20th Aug 2015

Happy Born Day to one the teacha! I hope one day we cross paths. Blessings 


Tim Gent - It's Like That [Feat. Case Arnold and Drisana DeSpain]

FRESH VIBE! Focus on them lyrics too!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Arab Producers | Hip-Hop | Part I

I've always loved supporting producers, I am gona put out a list of producers I personally vibe to and appreciate (In 2 or 3 Parts). If you feel I need to add anyone, please send me their stuff to revoltmag1@gmail.com & i will check them out.


  • Sandhill (Iraq/Canada)


  • Rekta "Orient Squad" (Syria)


  • Uzi (Saudi/Indonesia) 


  • Bugsy (Saudi/Yaman) 


  • Damar (Jordan)


  • Sufyvn (Sudan) 


  • Mindcircus (Saudi) 


  • Moseqar (Egypt)


  • AY "The Producer"  (Syria)
** Couldnt find a Beat Page for AY but he's one of my fav. His work with his brother Moh Flow & other rappers/R&B artists in the region is admirable. This is one of his beats with Run Junxion




  • Sammany (Sudan/Qatar)

Elzhi - It Ain't Hard To Tell


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oddisee - Belong To The World | Official Video

Every lyric!! Love the video.
Oddisee is the real deal !


Friday, July 24, 2015

eL Seed: Street art with a message of hope and peace | TED TALK

I am proud to say that I have met this man and I'm a supporter of his work! More power to you brother. Watch!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

"KESH ANGELS" || Moroccan Artist Hassan Hajjaj

Incredible work by the Moroccan/British Artist Hassan Hajjaj - Check out his work HERE 
** Interview on Re-Volt Magazine is in process for the Sept'15 issue






Saturday, July 18, 2015

Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs [OFFICIAL]

Public Enemy is the group the PEOPLE need now! Check their latest! #TRUTH 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

On The Guardian | Graffiti artist eL Seed writes John Locke quote in Arabic script | VIDEO





The piece eL Seed did in London - Mashalla
This is "
'It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error and another to put him in possession of truth' John Locke (Translated in Arabic)





Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

THE ARENA | The Middle East FIRST OFFICIAL RAP BATTLE LEAGUE ** Based in Beirut,Lebanon

Battling is a part of Hip-Hop culture and its really cool that it now has an official platform in the Middle East. 

Check out The ARENA 


The first official battle was between Edd Abbas (Fareeq Al Atrash) & Dizaster 

Big up to everyone involved. 

Watch the full battle in Arabic below:


Monday, July 6, 2015

SHARA ART FAIR | JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia



Ibrahim ElDssouki 
Manal Al-Dowyan
Kamal ElFeky
OdOd 
Zaman Jasem
Saddek Wasil
Taghreed Baghsi
Kamal ElFeky
Saddik Wasil

Friday, July 3, 2015

Brother Ali - The Feeling Of Flying (Produced by Markis Precise)

Brother Ali always inspires me .. his authentic & passion to real lyrics..
This is a song about Love, Suffering ... 

Producer Markis Precise give us a great preview of his upcoming album "The Feeling of Flying" coming out end of July'15.

Check this amazing track below!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Narcy - Rise

This is truly one of my favourite media ever released from Arabia. It really does contain everything, great production, great songs, and a perfect message.

Kendrick Lamar - Alright

EPIC VIDEO FROM K-DOT!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

WMD & GAL3Y ft. EMPIRE - THE JOY - (Cuts by DJ. GOADMAN)


Oddisee: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Sudanese/American MC & Producer on Tiny Desk (NPR MUSIC)
Love his vibe, had the honor to meet him & interview him. Mashalla what a dude!

Friday, June 19, 2015

BROTHER ALI TWEETS ABOUT HAJJ

AMERICAN MUSLIM HIP-HOP ARTIST BROTHER ALI TWEETS ABOUT EXPERIENCING HAJJ FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WHAT HE SAYS WILL BLOW YOU AWAY (2010)





-Most challenging experience of my life, my Hajj is complete. Just said farewell to Allah's house in Mecca. Cairo for a day, then home. 

-I Lived in two pieces of simple white cloth,slept in tents and on the ground, visited the most ancient symbols of spiritual oneness. 

-I prayed and meditated on the plane where humanity will be gathered for the day of atonement. 

-I slept in the dirt on the plane where the first man and woman descended from heaven and created humanity. 

-I stoned the Jamrat, the ancient symbols of the devil to commemorate my rejection of my ego, greed, lust, anger, etc. 

-I visited the home, mosque and grave of our beloved Prophet Muhammad in the illuminated city of Medina, established by the first Muslims. 

-The Hajj is extremely difficult and grueling. There were funerals at all five of our daily prayers for 3 weeks without exception. 

-There were somewhere between 3 and 5 million pilgrims from every country performing the same rites at the same time. 

-You Literally get caught up and carried by the crowd of humanity. Terrifying, humbling and beautiful experience. 

-Met some of the most beautiful people of my life and some really troubled ones. Imperfect people united by a perfect system. 

-That's the most reflective and naked I've ever been. Tears of joy, repentance and immense gratitude.

-To be in place with millions of people with all the commotion and hear it get dead silent for prayer and all you hear is wind and birds. 

-I got lost in the tent city of mina with no phone,no cars, no guides and no one speaks english. Didn't know if I'd ever find my group. 

-I walked for 8 straight hours with no idea where I was going. I have blisters covering the bottoms of both feet. Still performed my rites. 

-While living in our tents, it rained for two days in a row. Scary thing in the desert where it never rains. 

-I never believed that you could go to place and feel the presence of God until this. Its tangible in the air.

-You can taste it. -The feeling of true brotherhood is electric in the holy precincts. Even the police are bound by it. 

-People come from every corner of the world. Many on foot from africa and eastern europe. You see people on canes and crutches. 

-People spend months walking thousands of miles and sleep in the streets. Other pilgrims feed and look after them. 

-Saw a family with kids and the parents were sharing a pair of shoes. Went into a store to buy some things and a stranger picked up my bill. 

-I've had some very low, dark moments in my life but it hit me on this trip that I Literally have received everything I've ever prayed for. 

-I was challenged in every imaginable way. This has been the greatest exercise in patience I could imagine. I'm so very grateful. 

-After loosing my father, my friend and making this pilgrimage all in 3 months, if you don't believe in God, let love be your god. 

-Please don't assume you know Islam because of what you've heard. I've practiced Islam for 17 years and didn't truly understand until now.




Thursday, June 18, 2015

RE-VOLT MAGAZINE ISSUE 15

Our 15th issue of Re-Volt Magazine featuring many local & international artists. Take a look @ it. We Still at it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chyno - Origami feat. Ingrid Bawab (AK Edit)

Chyno - Origami feat. Ingrid Bawab (AK Edit)

An Audio Kultur reinterpretation of the single "Origami" from Chyno's debut solo-album Making Music to Feel at Home

Track:
Produced by Imad Jawad & Nasser Shorbaji
Engineered & mixed by Karim Beidoun at Guerrilla Music Production
Violin: Karim Najem
Cello: Arek Dakessian

Clip:
Concept and Production by Audio Kultur
Directed by Jackson Allers & Tres Colacion
Director of Photography: Andrew Cagle
Creative Director: Ali El Sayed



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Narcicyst releases World War Free Now! | Album

Iraqi/Canadian Hip-Hop artist The Narcicyst has released his new album under the title 
"World War Free Now!" 

Buy & support it by CLICKING Itunes HERE:
Also available on Bandcamp


Monday, June 1, 2015

G-SHOCK PRESENTS | THE BEAT (From KSA To Bahrain)



 I first launched the BEAT in 2014.. I remember it was a small idea which is now growing. 

The BEAT is a series of events aimed to support local/regional artists by having them perform LIVE. 


On May 29th,2015 - we made history & gathered 12 Artists from KSA/Bahrain & Kuwait to perform for ONE Night under ONE Roof ! & it was beautiful. It was beautiful to connect, it was great to see the artists connecting, collaborating & exchanging contacts... I called it "THE BEAT WAGON" . This was the first time I take THE BEAT outside Jeddah & it was a great learning experience since I was handling/managing 18/19 people 

The Event was presented by G-SHOCK who has been supportin' local artists for the past couple of years now. I appreciate their support. 

Here are some pix & you can mainly see the majority of pix on "Instagram" #GShockXTheBeat 

Big up to all the people involved, hopefully some videos will surface up soon. 

I will be writing more about this, this is just for now!

Our root was as follows:
Jeddah - Dammam by Plane & then we took a BIG BUS from Dammam to Bahrain. The full journey was incredible, tiring but we all connected at another level



THE BEAT WAGON (pic by Big Hass)






Arabique | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja


Big Hass | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Lou | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Coco | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Mothanna Anbar | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Run Junxion & Black Bannerz | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Qusai & Anas Arabi | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja


Flipperachay & Dj Outlaw | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Jeddah FAM | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja
Knockout Crew | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja
Dj Outlaw | Pic by Abdallah Minhas @ Malja

Azooz & Abdullah from Dhad Graffiti Family

Chalk Work by Rama (Great Artist) 
Graffiti by Dhad Family (Azooz & Abdullah)  & Huvil 


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