Hassane Dennaoui is a name synonymous with the emerging hip-hop scene embracing the Middle East. Known more famously as Big Hass you are sure to come across this guy when discussing the state of hip-hop in the region. A fellow supporter and advocate for regional talent he has been paving the way for all things hip-hop in the Middle East for years. A huge supporter of regional talent he is often found promoting talents from all over the region.
pioneer, lover and fan of hip-hop Big Hass is easily the most important person
in Hip Hop in the Middle East. The radio personality, blogger and most recently
magazine owner/creator has one thing to spread and that is hip-hop. We had a chance to get to know the man behind it all, in a candid interview.
did your love for hip-hop stem from? Do you recall the track; album or MC that
lead you to what has now been a life-long relationship with hip-hop?
behind my passion & fight to always expose the truth and the believe that music lyrics can elevate minds.
and inspire our youth. That being said, 99% of our pop songs (Arabic) are about Love – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE. LOVE, but our life contains way more things than that, we need to start talking to our youth about their issues, and just be real. We need to balance the entertainment industry especially in the Arab World where the support of local artist is not that huge.
(Lebanon) / Arabian Knightz (Egypt) / Lowkey (Iraq/British) / Fareeq Al Atrash
(Lebanon) / Black Bannerz (Syria) / Anas Arabi (Syria) / Speech (Saudi) / &
many more – check out Revoltradio.blogspot.com J
could leave the readers with who Big Hass thinks are the top 5 rappers of all
I might sound controversial but here it is:
over hyped; but I am a big fan of Lamar and I do see great future for him.