Friday, March 29, 2013

"Rap Quotes" Street Art Project by Jay Shells

That is a great ART PROJECT !!! "Rap Quotes" By Jay Shells! Salute From The Middle East!

"Rap Quotes" Street Art Project by Jay Shells from on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

ARTICLE | MIDEASTDYNASTY | My Music X festival fails regional hip-hop scene miserably (Dubai, UAE)


My Music X is a 3 day music festival taking place in DubaiUAE, at the end of this month.  Here are our top 10 reasons why they suck and why we suggest you don’t support them or their shady ways.
Top 10 Reasons why My Music X is a FAIL:
1.  Contacting us about collaborating when they really wanted us to act as a booking agency & organizers for their event with no intention of compensation.  (i.e. asking us to book a 1 hour performance segment featuring 4-5 regional acts and to organizemanage and populate a panel discussion while also giving a 5-10 minute presentation)
2.  Expecting local and regional hip-hop artists to perform for free aka “pro bono,” (as they suggested) at an event that obviously has major money behind it with headlining acts such as:  AkonSean PaulEve, etc.
3.  Acting like these local artists are lucky enough to be performing on their stage and to be a part of an event that is receiving so much local media coverage, even though none of their names will be mentioned in any of the media promotion.
4.  Initially contacting us a month before the event, receiving all requested info from us in a timely manner, and then not having any form of communication with us for the next two weeks.  This was followed by a rush request to secure artists/panelists and to obtain all personal/passport details, etc., 2 weeks prior to the actual event date.
5.  Lacking the professionalismrespect, and decency to communicate with us whether or not to move forward with discussed arrangements.
6.  Lacking professionalism and simple respect, by ending all forms of communication without any reasoning once info they requested for artist payment and basic compensation options were given.  (please note:  all artist requests were very minimal)
7.  Taking advantage of our passion towards continually trying to build and further the Middle East hip-hop scene by having us act as their:  booking agencyconsultant firm/regional advisorspromoter, and artist liaison, with no compensation.
8.  Presenting themselves as doing work to help build the scene and aid artists in taking their careers to the next level, but in actuality, minimizing their accomplishments and diminishing the value of their time and talent.
9.  Continuing the vicious cycle of disrespectful promoters who book local talent not based on talent, but how much they’re willing to sacrifice to get any kind of stage time or opportunity to perform.
10.  Claiming that they aren’t trying to hustle us, when in actuality, they’re trying to hustle us.  Another event, on that same old bullsh*t.
In closing, to put things in perspective, we continually work and collaborate with organizations on a regular basis to help promote and build Middle East hip-hop locally and internationally.  For example, we were contacted last summer by the Rachel Corrie Foundation, a non-profit organization, looking for our help with putting together an artist showcase for the first ever Arab Festival in OlympiaWashington, which they were organizing.  This non-profit organization, and again let me emphasize, not-for-profit organization, managed to arrange a budget for booking artists to be a part of their event.  They paid for travel and hotel accommodations, all artist personal expenses and performance fees.
We loved working with the Rachel Corrie Foundation and not because of the compensation, but because of their professionalism and dedication to the Middle Eastern community.
Again, this is not about monetary gain, this is about showing these artists the respect and recognition they deserve.
Hopefully one day, companies like My Music X will finally get it.
Regardless, you know we’re always going to represent!
MIDDLE EAST! We got you!
DEEN (CEO, Boss man, and all around Good Guy)   =)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Big Hass Interviews Nneka on Laish Hip Hop? Live on MIX FM Saudi Arabia

Had the honor of interviewing Nigerian/German Hip Hop Artist NNEKA on my Show "LAISH HIP HOP?" on MIX FM Saudi Arabia 

I am also Glad to say that this was her FIRST INTERVIEW on any ARAB Media. 

Hamdulilah - Blessed.

Im Always here to support the truth. & she is definitely spitting truth 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Public Enemy - Get Up Stand Up Featuring Brother Ali [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

If you really want to know what I am about & know me. This song describes me 100%. 
Public Enemy Feat Brother Ali - 
Just listen & Watch. 

Support Real Lyrics & ELEVATE !

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Re-Volt Retrospective | Big Hass

Not 100% what I had in mind - but its a start
Its mu journey from a blog to hosting Saudi's First FM Hip Hop Radio Show

Shout Out to my boy Ayman T from Universal Legends on the Lens Work. 

Leave Your thoughts on The Youtube Page

Moh Flow - No Love(in the city) (Official Video)

Good Tune & Great video from my Syrian Homies Moh Flow & AY Productions. 1 love to you both

EL SEED Revolting Using Art

The Homie & The Brother @EL_SEED - Check this out