Exclusive: Opium Sabbah – Terrorism 101 (Jayant Luthra The Sun Tzu Remix)

Enter Opium Sabbah, son of legendary & internationally-acclaimed  Asian Massive producer/DJ & global fusion pioneer, Cheb I Sabbah.

As much as we owe props to the Hyphy movement for putting Oakland on the map, Conscious Hip Hop is also alive and well in the Bay area and seems more urgent than ever as we find ourselves staring down the barrel of a potential Trump-presidency and with it, a return to the dark ages.

That’s where Opium comes in.

Opium‘s new album, Freedom is Free, which was produced by Chebi, (who passed away much too early in 2013 RIP, Chebi), hits hard with its message of Anti-Imperialism and turns it eyes on the United States’ “War on Terror”, which seems to target our Civil Rights more than its intended targets.  The album pulls no punches and lays it out on the line as Opium paints a portrait of the global crisis we are faced with today as seen through the eye of an American MC with Algerian Sephardic roots.

It’s “East meets West – Global Fusion meets Revolutionary Hip-Hop”

The album also features a ridiculous Who’s Who of the international World Dance community from famous Tunisian singer, MC Rai;  to Punjabi Hip-Hop artist, Seti X, & classical Indian violinist, Violinder, with remixes by Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, and Jayant Luthra.

Aside from Karsh’s remix, this is my favorite track on the album and it’s available for exclusive download from All The Machines.

Download it now, your machines will thank you!

 

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San Francisco Producer, DJ and instrumentalist El Diablo is a certified bass sorcerer & party rocker. A powerful and energetic force on the decks, El Diablo is currently signed with MalLabel Music in S.F. His first release for Mallabel, the hit “Rollin With My Crew” hit number 5 on Juno Download charts for several weeks and is currently featured in the German film "As if We Were There".. His release “ Devil in the Machine” has debuted with support from Liquid Stranger & also topped the Beatport charts for several weeks, getting solid support from Excision on his famous Shambhala Mix. El Diablo was also recently hand-picked by Bay area Legend, rapper Too $hort, to be producer on his first EDM release for MalLabel & continues to be one of MalLabel Music's most popular artists.

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