Friday, October 9, 2015

The Original Poor Man's Singer's Welcome Return @hakimmusicegypt

While most singers like to film their music videos in fancy resorts, and exotic locations, one Egyptian pop star and hit-maker begged to differ. Hakeem went deep inside one of those Egyptian slums and filmed his music video there. To his credit, these were the folks that embraced him as an artist first. They are the kind people who work hard and tend to be loyal.

Hakim wanted to highlight their plight and show the other side of Egypt, not necessarily to shame governments but to celebrate survival.

This is a song about the hard-working and resourceful people. It's worth mentioning that the director of this music video is the same director who directed Hakim in two other songs that we have come to love "Al Salmo Alykom" and "Habooso""

the song's title is "Aam Salama" or uncle Salam, a common name. Kicking off with an Egyptian Mawal then jumping into the pop song. Hakim is not letting ho of how he was once Egypt's top go to artists for songs that are close to the streets. The song is about life and how people change. Hakim is known for these songs. It's a sobering song about how people hurt each other.
Aam Salama - Hakim [Official Video] | عم سلامة - حكيم [الفيديو الرسمي]

TOP 10 Songs And Music Videos For This Week

Rotana released its top ten music videos for this week. This is a cool music video on the number ten spot, a party song from the unlikely place of Saudi Arabia, where Elvis makes an appearance. Mashael owned that song and shows so much energy and funk.

Balqees in her wedding song for the mother of the bride, then that hip Iraqi hit about being real is in the 8th place--thank you Waleed Al Shami. Then comes that Iraqi elder Hatem El Iraqi with his old-fashioned music video. He comes in the 7th place. Elissa is still looking in her mirrors and keeping the 6th spot. For the fifth spot you find that Lebanese romantic Wael Kfoury with all his dark charm. In the 4th place, one finds, Amr Diab being as cute and sweet as he has ever been.

The third spot is a comfortable place for Ahmed Gamal's flirty song about laughing with his loved one. Let's make space for the second spot with Tamer Hosny's drama about 180 degrees. He has a beard here and there is so much romance and tragedy. The top honor on this list goes for a lady that I do not know, seriously I do not know her. I should, she is in the top spot. Could it be that Yosra Mahnouch lady from the Voice? This is an Iraqi song that took the number one spot--second Iraqi track on the list.
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Jamila: The Best-Selling Pop Songstress Will Blow You Away #Blach_Blach

Jamila was a little known few years ago, now she is a big hit-maker whose songs are what sits the tend in Khaleeji music. Though she is Moroccan, her songs are what is popular right now in the Gulf region and outside of it as well. Jamila was born and raised in Morocco but owes much of her success to singing Emirati and Arabian Gulf songs with pitch-perfect enunciation. She is so good that her fans in the UAE struggle to believe that she is not a native to that land.

Jamila is making a colorful return with what could be her next big hit. She already has two hits this year that were like wild fire. The teaser promises a lot of cool things, and it's enough that it kicks of another catchy title "Balch Blach"

Platinum Records is surly a sinner in having picked this resourceful and creative pop star who is ruffling so many feathers and doing something exciting. Just check out her choice of wardrobe--not many female artists can do what she does.
جميلة - بلاش بلاش - قريباً | Jamila - Blach Blach Promo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Sweet Rita Samaan Meets The Resourceful Sherif Hamdy

This is creepy when you see a classic film that features all the big legends of Arabic cinema and songs with the voice of another young and coming vocalists. Here are old images and videos from well-known films, and a new song.

Rita is Lebanese and Sherif is Egyptian and together they made the sweetest deut I heard all year. Not sure how these two artists got together, but I am glad they did. Romantic songs are never out of style, and with voices like these, I am glad they did this song.

I am more impressed by Rita's voice here, she is certainly the new comer. Sherif is a music composer too, and a producer so he brings a lot to the table.
Sherif Hamdy & Rita Samaan - Habibi Kol Youm | شريف حمدي و ريتا سمعان - حبيبي كل يوم