Tag: 2010

Conscientious Hip-Hop with South Asian Voices



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Just as Talib Kweli and Mos Def joined to combine Hip-Hop and education awareness among the African American community, these young South Asian artists are doing the same for theirs. I feel that these young Sikh rappers are an excellent example of hip-hop as current politics, history, inventive poetry and wordplay, critically reflective insight, and musically captivating activism. These artists are beginning a strong underground movement for social awareness that will exist not only among the young Sikh community, but for the South Asian community as a whole.

Kudos and peace to these brothers for enlightening many youthful souls… with each show at a time.

*****This limited video footage is of the show which was held at Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA on December 22, 2010.  Sikh Knowledge + Mandeep Sethi + Humble the Poet + Hoodini and King! + Povan Beats + Baagi + Push. Hosted by AKA Amazing. DJ Rav-E

H Dhami Creating a Riot!!!



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All bow down to @HDhamiMusic

I think this pic was taken by Rishi Rish, here’s H hyping up the crowds at the Manchester Mela in the UK. The summer is filled with all sorts of melas, this a chance for the fans to get up close and personal with their favorite Urban Desi artist. The last time H Dhami was in the Bay, myself and Deeps we got to spend a lot of quality time with him after the show. I found him to be the most humblest individual in the scene, very polite with that cheeky sense of humor as well!

Raghav – So Much – Featuring Kardinal Offishall – Official Video



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The last couple of weeks, I been soaking up this song, it grows on you. I love the scenes of the music video just like I love the mini mohawk Raghav is sporting! I’m waiting for the mainstream stations to pick it up… Enjoy  Raghav’s “So Much” feat. Kardinal Offshall

Do you think Reeses Peanut Butter cups is a code word for _______ hmmmm….

Petz lives in a media cave and loves reeses peanut butter cups….

Twist and Shout goes PLATINUM in India



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Taz (Stereo Nation) new album “Twist and Shout” has just got platinum in India, it’s certainly another milestone for the Prince of Asian Pop.

Taking a 60s classic from the Isley Brothers/Beatles, Taz revamped it with a Bollywood and Pop sping, after recording the song, he was requested to make a copy in Spanish, Russian, Arabic and many other languages.

I remember when I was in Birmingham, visiting Taz, we were jamming to “Twist and Shout” in his car on the way to his studio in Coventry, I knew it was going to be a big hit. The thing about Taz is that he really thinks outside the box. As an artist, you always have to keep moving forward with your craft. He has a gift blending music and his voice… oh man… his voice… absolutely amazing vocals

Mixman Shawn, Kostal, Bohemia, 10 shott are also featured on the album…

Disc 1

  1. I Love You
  2. Dost Karleh Toast (Ft Rana Shaad)
  3. Holi Holi Nach (Ft Boehmia & Kostal)
  4. Roop Tera Mastana
  5. Kehde You Love Me (Ft Kostal & Tenny Ten aka 10 Shott)
  6. Twist & Shout (Bollywood Style)
  7. Desi Nukhre (Ft A-slam Pungeh Mix)
  8. Kaun Hain Woh (Who’s That Girl) (Taz Ft Dj Sanj & JSL ‘Yardy Man’)

Disc 2

  1. I Love You (Johnny Jockey House Mix)
  2. Twist & Shout (Bollywood Style) (, Dj Shadow & Amp, Dj Dev – Club Mix)
  3. Kaun Hain Woh (Who’s That Girl) (Taz Ft JSL ‘Yardy Man’ Club Shaker Mix)
  4. Holi Holi Nach (Ft Nazran Gang Bang Mix)
  5. Holi Holi Nach (Ft Bohemia & Nazran Club Mix)
  6. I Love You (Nazra Ft Snow Flake House Mix)
  7. Dost Karleh Toast (Dj Teenu House Mix)
  8. Holi Holi Nach (A Slam Rap Mix Ft A-Slam)
  9. Desi Nukhre (Ft Mix Man Shawn)

Petz lives in a media cave and jams to all of Taz cds while writing and working out(…made out with his music in the background too…)

Experiencing World Cup Withdrawls?




I’ve found the perfect cure, this outrageous book filled with loads of humor and random facts about the World Cup – The Glorious World Cup, by Alan Black and David Henry Sterry. This is a MUST HAVE book for all you crazy footie fans!

Here’s an interesting fact when the world cup was held in the States, ’94, over 75% Americans DIDN’T know what the World Cup was. The press pass cost over 500 dollars and the Americans who did tune in couldn’t care LESS if America won or not.

It was a dark year in ’94 when Andres Escobar, a defender from the Columbia was killed for scoring a GOAL for the opposing team.

“The Flying Dutchman” aka Arjen Robbens lives by this quote – I put my brains in neutral and told myself “I will make it”

I thought Rooney was a lot older but he was born in ’85 and has a tattoo that says “just enough education to perform” (doesn’t say where the tat is!)

You got your trivia, profiles of famous players, on field glory stories and off field discretion (funny chapter), and a look back at some of the greatest world cup games.

Even though Netherlands lost, I was happy to see the Cup go to a country that’s never had the cup before… this year’s cup there were a lot of twist and turns!!!! Back to watching club football!

About the Author: Petz lives in a media cave and supports Manchester United

Prince and Paris accept the lifetime achievement award



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As Lionel Richie put it “MJ was gone too soon”  Prince and Paris Jackson stole the night. It would of been great to see MJ performed, but his music lives on in our hearts… RIP

South Indian Actress Calendar for 2k10










More artwork by Mixman Shawn




Genius… Pure… Genius… we adore Mixman Shawn’s artwork… what a great piece to kick off the new year!!! We at Urban Desi Radio hope its been a good one for you!!! We been busy updating our podcast section… so check it out!! lots to come for the new year! thanks Mixman for being so inspirational!