- Bryon Harris
Fareed - 'One'
Review Written By Victoria Scott & Staff
"One" by Fareed is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society.
“One” has a slow hip-hop/electronic pop-groove with modern elements that accentuate the artist hypnotic performance. The vocals are doubled and have an electronic robotic effect that teleport you to another world. Junior Galan, DJ Flex, and bass player Doris Mejia play as a unit.
The arrangement is creative and unique with the use of live drums, beat machine, and auto-tuned effects and compression. In the last chorus, there is a rhythmic switch to a heavy drum beat with an inspirational rap. Fareed El Boricua Arabe brings a dynamic group of musicians together to create an addictive sound.
Fareed reflects on his life journey and concludes that world peace is possible because, “We will overcome to be as One is what we strive, forgive thy neighbor for their sin the war is coming to and for we are one.”
Fareed openly communities in the rap, “We must live as one society, we must learn to practice unity, no matter your race or the color of your skin this is a war that we must win, One one one.”
“One” represents hope. Fareed, inspired by his life journey, wrote this song to motivate others to love, be tolerant, and supportive of others. His hypnotic beats, smooth vocals, and lyrical flow intensify a vital message. Fareed has had a very successful music career and songs like "One," filled with musical and meaningful substance, showcase Fareed's powerful songwriting gift.
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. Born to parents Abdelkrim Abdallah Senior and Ramona Abdallah Reyes of Moroccan and Puerto Rican descent, in Hell's Kitchen New York City, Fareed's successful career spans over 30 years as a recording artist, promoter (Lyrics at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe) 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, as the opening act for the Legendary Hip Hop group The Cold Crush Brothers on August 19th 1983. The Roxy performance opened up the door of opportunity for Fareed to record demo tapes with Full Force and Cultjam.
In late 84, K7 departed Future Force to form TKA. Fareed, Andrew Welsh and John Lindsey then formed the Hip hop group Death City Boyz. As a member of Death City Boyz Fareed was signed to Snowflake/Prism Records in 1985 and released his first single titled "Bopsey Twins" produced by Dj Tony Torres, Stephen Korlas and mixed by the now legendary Dj Frankie Bones with edits by Omar Santana. "Bopsey Twins" aired on WBLS Mr. Magic's Rap attack show. It 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 in early 1986. Fareed, while shopping Spirit Matter's demos for a record deal, 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" originally for a female vocalist, but Bones loved Spirit Matter's vocal style and invited Fareed and Andrew to audition. Fareed and Andrew then co-wrote 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. Betrayal was also club hit in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. 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.
Fareed has since recorded the remake in bachata of" In The Air Tonight Profundo" which featured the hit "Esa Mujer," Urban Tek Volume One with the EDM REMIX of Bailando En La Playa and the hit reggaeton track "Vamos Pa La Calle" and his current release Urban Tek Volume 2 El Boricua Arabe released on January 7th 2018. Urban Tek Vol. 2 El Boricua Arabe is his crossover Pop and Latin album which features the hit remake in reggae of "Ain't No Sunshine" fused with reggaeton.
Fareed is the new voice in the Urban Pop Latin market bringing you a diverse mix of styles
Also Fareed is Program Director and Partner at the newest hottest internet radio station LHMPR RADIO latin heat meets Pop and RnB.
For more information about Fareed, please visit his website.
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