(2011 end-of-year lists) – WAEL KODEIH

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

In the case of hip-hop artist Wael Kodeih aka Rayess Bek, he preferred to send me a list of the albums he listened to the most in 2011, regardless of date of release, and even took the time to include YouTube links! Here goes:

1- Luther Allison – Album: Bad news is coming – Bad News is Coming

2- Ratatat – Album: Classic – Loud Pipes

3- Wax Tailor – Album: Hope and Sorrow – The Games You Play

4- Alton Ellis – Album: Rude Boy compilation – Cry Tough

5- Roce – Album: Identité en crescendo  – Besoin D’oxygène

6- Kamilya Jubran – Ghareebah

7- Al Hadra Al Toonisya

8- Brassens – Mourir Pour Des Idées

9- Abdel Wahab – Min Gheir Leh (le maître de tout les temps!!!)

10- Imagination – Just An Illusion

RAYESS BEK // Ruptured Session // 19 Apr 2010

Le rappeur libanais Wael Kodeih, alias Rayess Bek, en interview et performance live à l’occasion de la sortie de son troisième album ‘L’Homme de Gauche / Khartech Aal Zaman’.

Rayess Bek part 1 + Rayess Bek part 2

Track listing:
Rayess Bek *2
Big Red
Rayess Bek LIVE
Wax Tailor
Gnawa Diffusion
Rayess Bek LIVE
Rodolphe Burger feat. Rachid Taha
Rayess Bek

[Photo de Tanya Traboulsi]