Sunday, June 28, 2015


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



-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


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

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

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


 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