Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shèbani released a video for "Right By You" & IT IS AWESOME !!!

Shèbani

Dubai Based Singer/Songwriter "Shèbani" releases a video for her track "Right By You" after ONE year of dropping her EP "Alter Ego" which was produced entirely by RAYAN. The video was released EXCLUSIVELY on Music Streaming Service provider "Anghami" - Check it out below

During the span of the year, Shèbani went to the UK to study music at BIMM London - that experience was great for her, she met a lot of people and also performed in London and on campus. 



What I personally love about Shèbani is her passion & dedication. She's humble and mad talented.

This is a quote from her about the video... 


"It’s been the year of my life. A year of music, growth, accomplishments, hardship, long lasting friendships, and eye opening experiences. I don’t believe that any of it would’ve been possible without the support that you have shown me. I’m a big believer that life is all about giving back as much as you receive. So it is with a warm heart that I can finally give you back a gesture that measures my gratitude." Shèbani 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Syrian/American Artist Omar Offendum weigh in on #Charlottesville Incident

Omar Offendum


I had to report this on my blog! Omar is a friend, he's an inspiration & most importantly he's someone who believes in the equality of all. 

He just posted this picture & caption that I urge you to read right now.. its very important. Just Read it



I'm a proud Syrian-American Muslim immigrant. My wife is a proud African-American Jew. We both grew up in Northern #Virginia & graduated from @uva in 2003. I met her while walking home from classes at The #Architecture school, which was situated adjacent to the Department of Drama she was attending. I came to find out her mother was a direct descendant of #Holocaust survivors, & her father was the first black Secretary of Education in #Virginia history. She learned that my dad's hometown of #Hama had been bombed mercilessly a month after I was born, & he did all he could to provide his family with a safe & secure environment to thrive in; thousands of miles away from the horrors of the #Assad regime, believing wholeheartedly in the "#AmericanDream" ... It's 2017 now & we are blessed to have a baby boy of our own. He represents all the hopes & aspirations of generational survival our beloved parents & ancestors embedded in our DNA, & thus the tragic events that took place in #Charlottesville have been effecting us in a deep & profound way. We stand in solidarity w/ those who reject the hate-fueled ignorance that was on display there, & offer our deepest condolences to the families of those whose lives were taken &/or shaken by the heinous act(s) of white supremacist violence that were committed. The terrorist who drove his car into a crowd of innocent people held a deep contempt for all that my family is proud of being - #Black, #Jewish, #Muslim, #Immigrant, Open-Minded, #Free-Thinking & #Syrian (he even went so far as to post pro-Assad propaganda on his Facebook page) ... Some might find solace in the notion that this doesn't truly represent #America or #Jeffersonian ideals ... For the record, #ThomasJefferson carried out a well-documented destruction of Black families & held a belief that "their griefs (were) transient", while arguing that Black people’s ability to “reason” was “much inferior” to whites’, and that “in imagination they (were) dull, tasteless, and anomalous.” Despite (t)his callousness, we are a proud(ly diverse) family & will raise our beautiful son w/ an even greater sense of #pride insha'Allah ... #Sinsyrianly ✍🏽 #OmarOffendum.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LOWKEY Ft. Mai Khalil - Ghosts Of Grenfell / VIDEO

Interviewing Lowkey in 2008 in Beirut,Lebanon

& I still get few "people" that keep asking me why do i support this brother even when he stepped away for 4-5 years.. this dude changed my life from the first verse i heard in 2007 !! It inspired me to start thinking, it elevated me, it pushed me to create "Re-Volt Blog" THIS BLOG !!

I am so honored to have supported, pushed his music on Arab Radio & on Saudi Radio! Lowkey is an unforgettable artist!! Thank you brother for STILL makin' music that is relevant in a beautiful, passionate and sincere way & GUESS WHAT... he gets HUGE NUMBERS , he sells out SHOWS, & big venues too.. 

You dont need to be all "shady,sexy" all the time to do so.. just a hint.. 


Grenfell Tower on fire on 14 June 2017 


This is his latest video/track and its towards the souls we lost at #Grenfell Tower - listen to the words, check out the video & see how relevant he is.. You dont need to British or even affected by this tragedy to know/feel his passion/his words/ his AUTHENTICITY.. all with the beautiful sweet voice of Mai Khalil...

Go on Lowkey!! I am a fan till my last breath!! One

Friday, August 4, 2017

Syrian/American Hip-Hop Artist "OFFENDUM" releases NEW EP "EYE KNOW FACES"

Eye Know Faces EP Artwork by Hagop Belian

I been supporting, listening to Omar Offendum since 2008! I must say I look up to the brother. His album "SyrianamericanA" is a classic. 
This EP is incredible and its personal to Omar as well, he's now a dad for a beautiful boy "Jibran".. The EP is inspired by Khalil Gibran, actually the poetry of Khalil Gibran has inspired Offendum throughout his career..

The EP can be streamed/downloaded below through his Soundcloud & Bandcamp accounts. 

EP is produced by Saüd from Brij Entertainment.

I also love the artwork which is done by Hagop Belian

Go support the brother and do your eardrums a favor !




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Palestenian Hip-Hop Artist "Muqata'a" releases "La Lisana Lah" || A Sound Like No Other!

Muqata'a 

I have always loved Muqata'a , I do believe he is TOP 3 Arab Rappers. His production is also incredible. He has released an Instrumental album entitled "La Lisana Lah" (One without a Tongue)

I asked him what's the process of creating such a sound, and this is his answer.. "Loved it" 


"As a child I was listening to a lot of Trip-Hop, downtempo, electronic, drum n bass & hip-hop music. When I started, this is the type of music I wanted to make. Then I started writing on my beats because I felt like I had to express myself in a more direct way and through that start some sort of conversation, and also because I love hip hop music. 'La Lisana Lah' and a lot of the instrumental tracks I have been releasing recently are still hip-hop, but also influenced by many other sounds and types of music. The fact that I am now releasing mainly instrumental music has a lot to do with the situation we live in today. Our reality is being changed quickly and we have no control over what happens. Also, the over-saturation of "information" and "content" essentially mutes us all. We need a new language to communicate with. 
La Lisana Lah, is somewhat a representation of that." Muqata'a 




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fire Destroys, Words Ignite | Yemeni-British Spoken Word Poet "Sanasiino" writes about Grenfell Tower Fire

Sanasiino | Yemeni-British Spoken Word Poet

I've known of British-Yemeni spoken word poet "Sanasiino" for over 8 years now. Her passion & incredible poetry truly are inspiring. My favorite rapper "Lowkey" has always collaborated & spoke of her. They did this track.


On June 14th, 2017, a huge fire happened at GRENFELL TOWER , North Kensington in London. Many casualties, dead, victims of a corrupt system..so Sana used what she's good at to reflect her thoughts about this incident to inspire, to help.. She did a poem and it's incredible..


Grenfell Tower, London

I asked her about the reasons of why she did the poem, her reply was:

"To this day I can say, hand on heart, no event of this scale has affected me as much as the Grenfell tower blaze has. I'm not too sure why this is, but I believe it is due to the fact that this was a complete and utter negligence and irresponsibility on behalf of the council toward people that were of a lower class to those across the road from them in Kensington. 
This was an absolute tragedy and a catastrophic blunder that could have been avoided had the authorities heeded the calls of many residents in the tower who warned them of the risks within the block. I grew up in the west London area, about fifteen mins way from Grenfell and although I did not know anyone in the block, this was very close to home. My family and I lived in a tower of that size for more than fifteen years and to look into the charred windows of grenfell and see the face of my family in there is absolutely daunting. Every missing persons poster I see at the site of grenfell, although they are complete strangers to me, feels like a lost loved one, truly. It pains me to look at their faces and to think of their last moments on earth; what were they thinking, what were they feeling, did they cry, were they scared? These are all thoughts that have haunted me and many people around me for more than a month. 

Anyone familiar with my work can confirm I very rarely post or publish new spoken word pieces. As a creative I personally don't like to force myself to write anything in fear of it not coming across as genuine. The last I uploaded anything was more than a year and a half ago. But when I saw grenfell ablaze, something ignited deep inside me and I found myself spilling emotions onto a page for the first time in a very long time. There was no thought involved, i picked up a pen and let my heart say what it needed to say and this is the result of some 20-30mins of writing. I am beyond grateful for the response I've received for this and I am humbled and honoured that many were able to resonate with these words. 

It does absolutely nothing to rectify what has happened but I believe we as individuals have a duty to personally contribute when such tragedies unfold. For many, this was donating aid. For others, this was counseling survivors. As a writer, this was my contribution to keep Grenfell in the headlines."


CHECK OUT THE POEM BELOW

Friday, July 21, 2017

Big Hass Interviews Emirati Singer Rashed Al-Nuaimi



Rashed Al Nuaimi 

I am always trying to give a voice to artists and I pride myself that I been doing this since 2008. Its simply a liberating feeling for me when I reach out to artists who are not getting enough "exposure" to feature on my blog just as a sign of solidarity and support. Today's guest is Emirati singer Rashed Al Nuaimi  whom I first stumbled on via his instagram account and this song:-

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I became a fan and I wanted to show support. I salute this brother and wish him nothing but the best. The interview has been done a month ago and I thank him for his time. Have a nice read & show love to him.

Big Hass: What's up brother?
Rashed Al Nuaimi: Thank you for having me brother.


BH : Your passion for singing shows. How did that passion start?
RAN: There's no real way to answer this question..I like it ever since I was a kid, it was just something I always did; but I can definitely tell you when the transition happened between becoming something I'd do in the shower to something that I might make a career of.
It was not until I went to university and i joined my first vocal lesson class and I tapped into the "opera classical" type venue and I had my first recital at the end of the semester. I remember inviting my family to attend and they were all shocked although they knew I sing, but not to this extent..So i guess that course I took in university was the transition..I felt this could be something bigger..


BH: Do you remember the first track you ever heard?
RAN: "Laugh" Can you ever know the first track? but i can probably say the first favorite song was for "Whiteny Housten" who was a big inspiration as a kid, it was weird because I wouldn't find anyone my age listening to it. She was the reason why I would label myself as "Powerhouse" vocalist maybe. My housekeeper who was Ethiopian is the one who introduced me to Whitney Housten. 


BH: You just finished/finishing the military service for the UAE. Salute on that. How do you feel and what has this experience meant to you?

RAN: I haven't finished yet; for me I serve my country in various ways, I dont label whatever I do with the army as extremely different, Either I serve it with my music, my day job and with literary just living here.  Whatever I do with the military is just adding to that whole journey of giving back an unmeasurable debt that I have to my country for giving me everything. It's something that I pride myself on alongside the other things that I do..My music is also a big part of that "giving back". 

BH: Do you believe the UAE has a solid foundation in supporting their Local Artists?

RAN: Step by step. It's not fully formed yet, but its being created as we speak. We are kinda of setting a pedestal for the ones who would come after us. It's hard but its happening and we are creating it.


BH: Tell us about your participation at the Emerging Talent Competition that took place last year? how was that for you?

RAN: That was the biggest crowd I ever performed for. I thought I'd be nervous but surprisingly I was very comfortable. I love watching the reactions of people, I felt everything in its details. I saw facial expressions, I actually felt what the weather was like, how the "dishdasha" was moving in the wind. I also got to meet amazing local artists and interacting with them, getting to know their stories.

BH: Have you released any original material? and would you be interested in working with local/regional producers?

RAN:It's time for me to release original material. I been doing covers for quite sometime and gotten a name for it. I am definitely working on that. YES! of course, I would love to collabo, either I am doing a horrible job at finding them or they are doing an amazing job at hiding (lol) , if you know any, please direct me to them.

** This interview was done about a month ago and ever since Rashed collaborated with Egyptian producer Moseqar in an awesome track/cover - check it out




BH: How important is the support of the family?
RAN: Extremely important. I know a lot of people might not get it, I understand the value of having it. Sometimes you have to work against their wishes but I definitely believe that family's support will create a more stable road and it will also create a stamina that you need.

BH: What can we find on Rashed's MP3 player?
RAN: Mainly its Adele, Sam Smith, Whitney Housten. I also been listening to Mura Masa and John Bellion.

BH: Name few local artists you love listening to?
RAN: I been really digging Rotana Tarabzouni's "Daddy" , "Dancing Shoes" by Mougleta and also the Omani Artist "Ghazi Al Balushi"

BH: Do you believe Radio Play is as important as before?

RAN: I guess it depends where you want to reach with your music, what's your definition of success and how much do you follow "mainstream/commercial" music. I definitely am a radio listener but I also can point out that the radio is not a "definitive" result of success, big part of it is marketing and feeding a commercial need, but i think its an outlet that somehow spreads your music. I would love my message to go through but also it would not affect me negatively if it did not because I believe in my message. Its an important tool, I hope it gets used in the right way to support the right people, to push the right content.. You can not deny that hearing your songs on the radio wont give you butterflies.. that's a fact :)

BH: What's coming up for you in 2017?
RAN: Well, military for the remainder of 2017. Hopefully 2018 will be my year ;)

BH: What's your dream?
RAN:As cliche as it sounds, as many times you've heard it on Hallmark postcards..it is honestly to be happy. With music or without music, but I do believe that music for me is the road to reach my dream

BH: Any last words or shout outs?
RAN: Believe in yourself. Be Yourself and criticize yourself in a positive and healthy way. Always strive to be your own.


Thanks for your time Hass!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

OUTLANDISH ANNOUNCES BREAK UP !!




I still can not believe Outlandish called it quits... My heart aches, I am teary.. I grew up on their music. They were pioneers. They spoke truth in their music despite being signed to an international label. They proved that music can elevate. They had a very political track on the #1 charts "Look Into My Eyes", 


Thank you Outlandish for being a voice of our generation. Thank you for being humble. Thank you for giving me an interview. Thank you for being real. Thank you for every lyric. Thank you for all the years. I will always be El More...

Below is the announcement.. 


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Moh Flow joins Pusha T on a track about #MuslimBan



Music streaming service SPOTIFY launched a dope campaign entitled "I'm With The Banned" which simply teams up artists from countries that were impacted by the "Muslim Ban" with artists from the west in an attempt to show that music goes beyond borders. 

Very proud to see Moh Flow (Syrian) & Sufvyn (Sudanese)  in that campaign. Been supporting these guys for a long time now! This is incredible 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Swerte from The Recipe drops a track about his upbringing in Indonesia !!



Swerte drops an incredible track talking about his upbringing in Indonesia. I really feel the vibe on this one and I appreciate him telling us about his history. He's half Swiss, Half Indonesian. He's a member of THE RECIPE who is a Hip-Hop group based in Dubai,UAE

Track is called "Everytime" and it is Produced by @4pribeat 
Video Shot by Iron Liu Video Shot, 
Edited and Conceptualized by Safa Fais


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bu Kolthoum releases NEW VIDEO for his track "ALPHA"


Syrian rapper Bu Kolthoum keeps proving that he's one of the top names in Arabic Hip-Hop. He just released a video for his track "Alpha" which will be part of his highly anticipated album "Bo'Bo" 

With a street feel and BOOM BAP beat that he produced, Bu leaves it to the listener to get what he's talking about and that's the beauty! 

Check out the video and go show love to one of Arabia's FINEST!! 





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rest In Power Prodigy | This is how I will remember you

Prodigy | 1974-2017

This is how I will remember him. 

In November 2015, I attended Sole DXB, one of Dubai's coolest urban events offering contemporary street culture with distinctive Middle Eastern flair. The renowned event is a meeting point for regional and international artists, designers all in promotion of urban culture. 

I was so excited to be finally attending such a grand platform! One of my goals that day was to check out Narcy's installation and to support him. His pop-up shop was basically a stand alone baqala (Middle Eastern small grocery store) where he exhibited his #iraqafella & #WATM trademark urban wear and accessories. 



The adrenaline rush of meeting your favorite artists is always a positive stamp. People were buzzing in the store, fascinated by Narcy's installation and merchandise. His mom – may Allah bless her – was his number one supporter as she was witnessing her son's success. For a moment, everyone became silent. Even Narcy seemed quiet – almost in shock - and was humbled by the presence of a legend in the hip hop realm. Guess who walks in? Prodigy of MOBB Deep! WHAT?! That was the first and last time I saw him. He was accompanied by his partner "Havoc"

I notice Narcy whispering to his mother in arabic “I used to listen to these guys when we were kids!” A proud moment I am sure for him and for his mom; and I honestly couldn't help myself but share my pride and amazement at Prodigy's humility and show of support towards an Arab hip hop artist.



   

In a baqala: it couldn't get any more “street” than this. I am privileged to have briefly crossed paths with a legend, an iconic figure in Hip-Hop.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Syrian Rapper Bu Kolthoum set to release VIDEO from his debut album Bo'Bo'

CAN'T WAIT !


Arab Talent




Mad love to the brothers. Love this & I hope we see more collaborations like this. 

Salute 



Friday, June 16, 2017

Big Hass interviews Raha Moharrak | First Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest



Had a Q&A with Raha Moharrak, check it out below.

JAY Z TWEETS NAMES OF 95 RAPPERS WHO INSPIRES HIM !!!


American Rapper Jay Z really never tweets but last night and out of nowhere, he started naming rappers that inspires him, the list reached 95 names, check out the names below.

He did say that he will DELETE twitter, so maybe you can screen shots ;)











Monday, June 12, 2017

The Flipside DXB | For All Things Vinyl

Shadi Megallaa (Founde of FlipSideDxb) 

About 3 weeks ago, A vinyl store opened its doors in Dubai giving the UAE and the GCC an authentic spot for vinyl lovers. Shadi Megallaa who is a Dj and one of the coolest personalities in the UAE has taken the step of launching The Flip Side DXB which is an independent record store based in Unit 71, Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. 

I had the pleasure to visit the store and fell in love with it and the vibes there. I also walked out with few goodies :) 

I asked Shadi few questions and he was generous enough to answer them. Check it out & go support the fam


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BIG HASS: You're very passionate about vinyl, why? what does vinyl culture mean to you? 

Shadi Megallaa : Vinyl culture to me is everything. Its the past, present & the future all rolled up in one. Listening to music on vinyl is the closest we as humans have ever got to time traveling. Its not about the medium itself, but its about the music. If you want to discover music from all around the world. Vinyl is the only way. 

BH: Flip Side has been open now for approx 3 weeks What has been the highlight so far?

SM: The highlight was definitely the opening. It was such a long process to get up to that point. Seeing people enjoying vinyl & a lot of them being in a record shop for the 1st time in their lives was mind blowing & so surreal. 





BH: What was the biggest challenge in launching such a store? 

SM: The biggest challenge was having to be patient & not giving up. All good things take time. That was something I learnt the hard way. A year and a half or so is a very long time to be working on one single project.




BH: For people who don't know/don't appreciate vinyl, why is it important for them to visit Flip Side? What's your future plans for Flip Side DXB?

SM: You don't have to buy & collect vinyl to enjoy being in a record store. People don't go to a museum to buy paintings. They go to absorb them. A record shop is no different



BH: What's your future plans for Flip Side DXB?

SM: I have plans of doing a lot more in-store events not only showcasing DJs but also live music. We also plan to show music documentaries once a month as well as listening sessions. People are always listening to music while doing something else. Sometimes you need to leave everything & dedicate time just to listen to music. It seems like a very simple thing to do, but peoples attention spans are so short these days with all the social media. There is a lot more to come. We haven't even scratched the surface.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Illa J - Home



Check out the fam illa J !! so dope! 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

ICE CUBE FACES BILL MAHER


Bill Maher says the N-word and Cube gets on his show and replies

"That's our WORD now... and you can't have it back" Ice Cube 

"When I hear my homie say it, it don't feel like venom... when I hear a white person say it, it feels like that knife stabbing even if they dont mean it"

Watch the full clip below




Check out Ice Cube  new video "Good Cop Bad Cop" 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Iraqi/Canadian Producer "Sandhill" at it again with "THE FISHER"

Pic by Tamara Abdul Hadi - Gaza 2016

Sandhill is one of my favorite producers in the world not just Arabia.. his authenticity & passion are incredible! Check out his latest production entitled "The Fisher" on his SOUNDCLOUD.


One of the reasons why I called him "The Spear Of Arab Hip-Hop Production"

Cover Photo by Tamara Abdul Hadi


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ASHEKMAN Honors Lebanese Legend Fairuz / Beirut Mural



Lebanese Graffiti duo ASHEKMAN keep on impressing me with their positive mindset. Their latest mural in Beirut was for the Lebanese legend "Fairuz" which of course is an icon in the world and the fact that her songs resembles love and peace is what ASHEKMAN wants to portray. 

It took them approx 3 days to complete this and yet again add color to Beirut city. 

Mad love and respect to the ASHEKMAN Brothers.. wishing them nothing but success and I can't wait to see what they do next.




Thursday, May 25, 2017

TOKEN releases "New Problems"




Big salute to the fam Token for always being on point. This is a very powerful track with honest bars. Check it out


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bu Kolthoum Releases NEW TRACK & IT IS INCREDIBLE !!!!!




Bu Kolthoum just released a new track .This track is entitled "Hayy" which means "Alive". It is also produced by him.

I been in contact with Bu Kolthoum for quite sometime, he has been in a refugee camp in Europe and this track is inspired by the things he saw/experience at the camp. 

I got so much love & respect for this man! May Allah bless him. He recently said that his papers worked out and his situation will be better soon. This track will definitely inspire so many people that are facing/faced a similiar situation. The track got me teary a bit, I could never imagine what he went through, what a lot of refugees go through on a daily basis.. this is an important song for every human-being.. Mad Love



Thank you Bu Kolthoum for being an important voice for our generation.

I can't wait for his highly anticipated album "Bo'Bo"that will be released later on 2017!


Friday, May 5, 2017

BROTHER ALI RELEASES HIS ALBUM ""All the Beauty In This Whole Life" & it's a MASTERPIECE



Brother Ali just released his highly anticipated album "All the Beauty In This Whole Life" and oh God what a masterpiece it is. I woke up on a Friday morning all the way in Dubai and as I was checking my email, I found that my pre-order has arrived and its ready to download and that's exactly what I did, I didn't know what to expect but I knew it will be real.. As I started listening to his song "Special Effects" it HIT ME! i started tearing, i let go and I fell in love with this album already from the 3rd track.

Check out the video of Own Light (What Hearts Are For)


 
This is a must have and shout out to Rhymesayers and to "Ant" for producing such a gem.

Stream the album below and support this kind of true art. The reason why music was created in the first place is to liberate and that's what Brother Ali's lyrics will do to you..

Bless you brother, I love you and I can't wait to meet you one day.

May Allah Bless you..and thank you for affecting my life in a way that only makes me better. Salam



Friday, April 28, 2017

Saudi Singer/Songwriter 'tamtam' releases new EP | Identify Myself



Saudi artist "tamtam" has always captured my admiration!! She just released her new EP entitled "Identify Myself" alongside the video for the track with the same EP title.

Love the track, love the message & more power to her! The message of ONE, of not being boxed in, of being human first..

Check out the video now! 

رد على "التمساح" هيب هوب

لست بشخص إؤيد "الديسات" و لكن هذا يعتبر رد اعتبار و رسالة الى كل من يشوه صورة الراب حتى لو كانت بطريقة  كوميدية 

من ٥ أشهر ، نشر البرنامج اليوتيوبي المشهور "التمساح" 
حلقة تحت عنوان الترمبية المعركية 



و في الدقيقة ٦:٥٠ بدأ الحديث عن هذا فيديو 




من الطبيعي ان يستاء جمهور الراب لانه التمساح حتى لو كان بطريقة كوميدية/هزلية يتحدث عن الهيب هوب .. فهذا فقط يؤثر على الهيب هوب بطرقة سلبية و السبب هو عدم الفهم الكلي عن ثقافة الهيب هوب في العالم العربي ، أنا شخصيا لا مانع لدي مما فعله التمساح و لكن ثقافة الهيب هوب لدى الشعوب العربية لا زالت ليست مكتملة.. فأتى الرد عن طريق الشباب .. اسمع الأغنية

MAD SQUABLZ KILLED THE KENDRICK "HUMAN" BEAT !!!


Hands Down, one of my fav rappers in the game now! Glad I been supporting him for a while! Expect BIG THINGS from Mad Squablz!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mèdine - Global


One of fav. rappers!! the fam Mèdine 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Focus The Truth - Gonna Change feat. Ayo Da Don | VIDEO Directed by Mohammed Hammad



I know Mohammed Hammad for more than 7 years now! I met him when he was a producer at Dubai One TV and ever since we stayed in touched. I always thought he's a dope director and a great soul.

A week ago, he messaged me saying that he directed a video for rapper "Focus The Truth" and I was glad he did that because lyrically "Focus The Truth" is truly incredible & genuine.

Check out the song "Gonna Change" feat Ayo Da Don off the album "Q85" - I feel the vibe of this track and will be airing it on my radio show soon.  I also advise you to check out the album and subscribe to his Youtube Channel. #HipHopIsONE 

Mad proud of my brother Mo Hammad, check out his video work HERE



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN


Click the picture below and support Kendrick Lamar! 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Mougleta Releases "Dancing Shoes" || BIG HIT !


Boombox UAE artist "Mougleta" just released a hit that should be played all over the radio in Arabia & the world.  This Lebanese/Canadian singer/songwriter is making a huge bang and I for one am proud to have met/interviewed her. 

Produced by "Rayan", Mougleta captures us with her vibes and incredible voice! What an incredible talent she is

This is a must heard song, you can hear the full song Exclusively on Music Streaming Service "Anghami"



RUSS LIVE IN DUBAI / 29th April




I was able and through the good people of 1520 to get a phone interview with American Hip-Hop artist "RUSS".. sadly the audio got damaged and it wasn't recorded well.. ;( I am trying my best now to either revive it or do a re-interview when he comes to Dubai, UAE for his FIRST SHOW IN UAE )

The main question people wanted to ask RUSS was about his "policy" for not having any opening acts in his shows. His reply was ""Let them build their own **** fan base, I have worked so hard to get mine and I ain't giving it away like that & if rappers get mad, let them get mad"

He also expressed his love for the Middle-East ! He does have fans from Saudi who will be flying in to attend. His show on Friday 29th is highly anticipated and it's so cool to see someone like "RUSS" selling out venues worldwide. At one point he kept releasing a song every week for a year. His work ethic is incredible and when I asked him about that, his answer was "I simply wanted to blow up" which he did!


If you're in the region, make sure you fly out for this and attend the show. 

Big salute to Rèpublique for hooking me up with 2 free tickets! I cant wait to be there and hopefully get a backstage pass and do the interview (THIS TIME VIDEO !!) 



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