One day, I had an epiphany. I realized that haters and their mindless imitators could only bother me if I cared what they had to say. “Mandal” and its accompanying music video celebrate me running out of fucks to give! Featuring live riq, tombak, and sarangi by Lorenzo Mantovani, “Mandal” reinterprets dancehall-UK drill fusion a [...]
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Assasi and S6ef are teaming up with the good folks at Wicked Brew Cafe (Bangor, Maine) for an intimate music fundraiser 6-8PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Drop by for an evening of acoustic music and help us build a hopeful future for a special young man! There is no cover charge, but we suggest [...]
In honor of the upcoming release of "Zawrak", an immigration-themed track by Homs native K-Lead with guests Assasi and S6ef, we invite you to contribute suggestions for a collaborative Spotify playlist!
"Damage" drops on all platforms this Friday, September 20.
For our third Queen City Cypher, we're going big with your host Assasi, Portland MC Words of Phrase, singers Hannah Harleen and Stephanie Crosby, and a fire track by producer and previous QCC guest artist desmo.. Expect old-school Fugees vibes with a nostalgic 1950s Nile River twist.
Assasi recently had the honor of collaborating with Palestinian MC, vocalist, and producer Big Sam. The resulting Teesmoke-produced track, "Face Off / تبديل وجه", was released today as part of Big Sam's new album, "Arram". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFCTu9XGhlM "Face Off / تبديل وجه" exposes the frustrations shared by artists living in traditional societies where mainstream attitudes toward [...]
We're teaming up with PledgeMusic.com to launch new album 'Third World Wide'! Join Assasi behind the scenes while he records tracks, works with producers all around the world, and brings five years of music together. 'Third World Wide' will be Assasi's second self-produced album. Like so many young Syrian creatives during the civil war, he landed [...]
We've got a fresh video for you today featuring 5 artists from 3 countries spitting bars in 4 languages! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkO0855LTk8 Assasi teamed up with Smö (Finland), Fhive Helmi (Malaysia), Mic Son (Syria), and Marleena Arianna (Finland) for an international cypher, recorded live at Reggae Bar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Have a listen and leave a comment telling us what you think!
Announcing Assasi's new YouTube series, "Going Pro Underground"