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Philippino/Syrian hip-hop artist CHYNO was the guest of the Ruptures radio program for an interview covering the making of his first solo album, “Making Music to Feel at Home”.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures chyno 1
[Track list: Chyno / Naughty By Nature / A Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang Clan / Mos Def (feat. Talib Kweli & Common / Nas / Jay-Z]

Listen to Part 2: ruptures chyno 2
[Track list: Chyno / Kanye West / Outkast]

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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

FAREEQ EL ATRASH

John Imad Nasr

In no particular order:

– El P & Killer Mike: Run The Jewels 2
– Black Milk: If There’s A Hell Below
– Seun Kuti: Long Way To The Beginning
– Original soundtrack: Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol.1
– Royce The 5’9” & DJ Premier: PRhyme
– Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Piñata
– Satti : Food Idea EP
– The Roots: …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
– El Rass & Munma: Adam, Darwin & The Penguin
– Wu Tang Clan: A Better Tomorrow

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Edd Abbas

10. Common: Nobody’s Smiling
Not your typical Common album, he uses a very serious attitude and a much darker approach than usual; the album is produced by NO I.D, who had previously worked on lots of singles but never on an entire album

9. The Roots: …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
This is the follow-up to the concept album released last year, entitled “Undun”; not a bad sequel at all, it leaves you wanting more because of its short length, worth listening to

8. Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!
Fly Lo is always experimenting and trying to take it to another level; if you’re into TripHop, Experimental Hiphop and ambiant/electro music and all about new sounds, that’s your album

7. I Am Legion: I Am Legion
If you’re into Grime, heavy basslines and fast rhyming, this is one of those albums you should check out

6. Fashawn & The Alchemist: FASH-ionably Late
This is for Hip-Hop Heads; sick rhyming on top of beats by the one and only Alchemist, this is a must!

5. Jhene Aiko: Souled Out
A very soulful voice coming out of the new school, very smooth and chilled album; strictly for late nights!

4. Dilated Peoples: Directors Of Photography
Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu got back together after almost 7 years to hit us with a Bomb; whether you’re a fan or not, you gotta check this out

3. Mobb Deep: The Infamous Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep took us back to the 90’s with this album; if you grew up in the Golden era, this one is for you!

2. Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence): Lord Steppington
This was album of the year for me as soon as it came out, until J-Cole’s album dropped; the long awaited collaboration between Hip-hop giants Evidence & Alchemist dropped early this year, and it was the only thing I was listening to for 3 months; this album is a must!

1. J-Cole: Forest Hills Drive
Best album you can get this year, from production to lyrical content; this album is J-Cole’s best work till now, hands down

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Lebanese musician and producer John Imad Nasr, one of the founders of hip-hop crew Fareeq el Atrash, pursues his regular appearances on Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio show Ruptures, playing some of his favorite musical cuts from Beirut’s effervescent alternative scene, and beyond.

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures john nasr #2 (Part 1)

Playlist: The Roots / A Tribe Called Quest / Pete Rock & CL Smooth / Ohio Players

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures john nasr #2 (Part 2)

Playlist: El Michels Affair /Fareeq el Atrash / Atoms For Peace / Tony Allen / Slick Rick

The record of the evening:

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Monday 22 July 2013, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Zeid & The Wings
2. Zeid & The Wings
3. Maii Waleed (Zeid Hamdan prod.)
4. Maryam Saleh (Zeid Hamdan prod.)
5. Fareeq el Atrash
6. Zeineddine & Narcicyst
7. El Rass & Munma
8. El Rass & Munma
9. Maryam Saleh (Zeid Hamdan prod.)

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 22 july 2013 (part 1)

10. Soapkills
11. Asaf Avidan
12. Jerusalem In My Heart
13. The Incompetents
14. Beirut Scum Society
15. Scrambled Eggs

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 22 july 2013 (part 2)

The record of the evening

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Lebanese musician and producer John Imad Nasr, one of the founders of renowned hip-hop crew Fareeq el Atrash, was the guest of Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio show Ruptures, where he presented his band’s latest album, ‘Al Mawjeh el Tarsha, and played some of his favorite musical cuts.

> Listen to Part 1: Ruptures John i. Nasr (part 1)

Playlist: Fareeq el Atrash / Gangstarr / Fareeq el Atrash

> Listen to Part 2: Ruptures John i. Nasr (part 2)

Playlist: Public Enemy / Fareeq el Atrash / Edd Abbas & Satti (featuring DJ Stickfiggr) / Tanjaret Daghet / The Roots

The record of the evening:

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I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Edd Abbas (producer & musician, Fareeq el Atrash)

– Deeb: سلام البارد  (The Cold Peace)
http://deeb.bandcamp.com/album/

– Satti: Mixtape Vol. 2 (طلقة)
https://soundcloud.com/ay-satti/sets/6alqa-mixtape

– Stormtrap: Iradeh (إرادة) EP
http://www.asifeh.com/

– Khotta Ba: Al Tatweer al Hadari EP
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL195D6291AAD79D50

– Far3i: Sot Min Khashab
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD554E25AEA8E7C5

– Edd Abbas, Qarar & Samer AK: Min Wara el 3adaseh (من ورا العدسة) EP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAODkFCjvzo&list=PLbQjRrBnCnFD-9InUPYr2EyXA6moQAKqE&index=1

– jj & MF Doom: Key To The Kuffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ4rDmKsk7o

– Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor 2, The Great American Rap Album (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3m3t_PxiUI

– The Alchemist: Russian Roulette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGEiaIgV7_4

– Oh No: Ohnomite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeHDjiSFf9Q

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I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

John Imad Nasr (musician, Fareeq el Atrash)

– Edd Abbas: Al Moutarakam
– Edd Abbas, Qarar & Samer AK: Min Wara el 3adaseh EP
– Katibeh 5: Fassl
– El Murabba3: Self-titled
– El Rass & Munma: Kachf el Mahjoub (Unveiling The Hidden)
– Roc Marciano: Reloaded
– Karriem Riggins: Alone Together
– Ghostface & Sheek Louch: Wu-Block 2012
– OC & Apollo Brown: Trophies
– DJ Mitsu The Beats: Solid Black

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I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

John Imad Nasr: producer, musician (formerly with Fareeq el Atrash)

– Cedar & Soil: Foreign Mansions
– Femi Kuti: Africa For Africa
– Wu Tang Clan: Legenday Weapons
– Ramcess L’Hamourabi: Ashourya
– Random Axe: Random Axe
– The Roots: Undun
– The Lo Frequency: The Export
– Zeinedine: Min Beirut
– Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: From Africa With Fury
– REKS: Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme

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Fareeq el Atrash (whose name is a pun on famed Arabic singer Fareed el Atrache) is a Lebanese hip hop band consisting of rappers Edouard Abbas and Nasser Shorbaji, with John Imad Nasr on bass, Ghassan Khayyat aka Goo on guitar and keyboards, and Fayez Zouheiry aka FZ holding it down on beatbox duties.

In addition to playing three wonderfully laid-back tracks live in the studios of Radio Lebanon, they offered a selection of their favorite tunes, and presented their upcoming concert at Beirut’s The Basement.

Audio links: Fareeq 1 + Fareeq 2

Track listing: SUGARHILL GANG / SLY & THE FAMILY STONE / BOB JAMES / FUNKADELIC / RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS / ZIAD RAHBANI / The ROOTS / JAY-Z

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]


 

Back in October 2005, the Lebanese funky jam collective Fareeq el Atrash made their live debut at The Basement, and is now primed to return to Beirut’s famed underground venue this coming Saturday, the 7th of November.

Fareeq el Atrash (whose name is a pun on famed Arabic singer Fareed el Atrache) is now a live hip hop band consisting of rappers Edouard Abbas and Nasser Shorbaji, with John Imad Nasr on bass, Goo on guitar and keyboards, and FZ holding it down on beatbox duties.

The crew’s DJ, Stickfiggr, will be mixing hip hop, soul and funk prior to the show.  Expect special musical guests to join the band in their most definitive live performance yet!

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