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Fareed El Boricua Arabe - 'Rock On'

Review by Ionas Finser & Staff

A hard-hitting electric guitar and drum duo begin “Rock On” with a bang. These Rock n’ Roll instruments provide a fast-paced, high-voltage base for Fareed El Boricua Arabe’s smooth, confident vocals to enter the mix.

Fareed immediately makes it clear that he is a threat in both spitting bars and creating powerful Rock vibes.

The elements of Rock and Hip Hop in “Rock On” are fused together as tightly as your ears will be to the radio when this song comes on. It doesn’t stick to one genre, and takes you on a journey through freely flowing verses and dangerously catchy choruses.

Lyrically, Fareed phases between melody and spoken word. The confidence apparent in his flammable verses is contagious and inspiring, drawing upon his past in order to paint a vivid image of his present and shining future.

“…And the DJ played while I was spitting fire / I was inspired to build my empire / Now I reign in flames I'm taking over da game / I can see my name written in the Rock & Roll hall of fame!”

“Rock On” is beautifully crafted evidence of Fareed El Boricua Arabe’s tenacity and finesse. His melodic, rhythmic, and textural language is truly impressive and there is no conceivable limit to where this passionate artist will go. For now, we can all rock out to this catchy single as Fareed rises to the top.


About Fareed El Boricua Arabe

Fareed also known as El Boricua Arabe & El Boricua De La Bachata was a founding member of the legendary Freestyle Group Spirit Matter.  His successful career spans over 30 years as a recording artist, promoter, rapper, singer-songwriter and poet. 

Fareed started his music career as a member of the Hip Hop Crew Future Force along with Andrew Welsh, John Lindsey and Louis Sharpe a.k.a K7 of TKA/K7, at the world famous Roxy Nite Club.The Roxy performance opened up the door of opportunity for Fareed to record demo tapes with Full Force and Cultjam.

Fareed, Andrew Welsh, and John Lindsey formed the Hip hop group Death City Boyz.   As a member of Death City Boyz, Fareed was signed to Snowflake/Prism Record and released his first single titled "Bopsey Twins."   "Bopsey Twins" aired on WBLS' Mr. Magic's Rap attack show and is now considered an Electro Hip Hop classic. 

After DCB decided to go separate ways, Fareed and Andrew Welsh formed the freestyle group Spirit Matter. Fareed had a chance run in with Frankie Bones at RPBC, a popular record pool in New York City.  Frankie Bones was working at the time with Tommy Musto for Midnight Sun/Tropical Heat Records on a song titled "Crimes Of Passion." Fareed and Andrew collaborated on Crimes Of Passion and were signed by Silvio PTancredi (former head of Atlantic Records Dance music division) to Tropical Heat Records. "Crimes of Passion" became an instant club hit in the New York City Latin hip hop club scene and was aired on Hot 103 in various mix shows.  Soon after the song aired on Power 96 Miami's top Dance Music radio station on full rotation. 

"Crimes Of Passion" changed Fareed's life forever making it to number 3 in airplay and sales in South Florida and giving him the opportunity to perform to sold out crowds all over New York City's top Dance Clubs (1018, Hearthrobs, Roseland and Palladium), and Miami (Casanova, 1235 and The Hialeah Racetrack).  Spirit Matter's "Crimes of Passion" hit big and today the song is considered a Freestyle Classic. 

His follow up single titled "Betrayal" was one of the first Latin Hip Hop Dance songs to combine live Latin percussion with live guitar power chord samples often imitated in today's EDM sound.  In 2012 Fareed and Producer Junior Galan started Sosua Sound Recordings and released Fareed´s debut Latin album-cd Love n Tears which spawned the now classic Merengue Track Bailando en La Playa which became a Youtube international hit.

Get ready for the release of "Rock On" on January 1, 2020 on all major digital outlets including cdbaby.

For more information about Fareed, please visit his website.


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