شمس دين

New label Smiling C starts off with a compilation LP of released and unreleased works by the Arabic rapper, Shams Dinn.

For their first ever reissue, Smiling C connects with the Arabic rapper Shams Dinn to release a compilation his best songs, including the hit "Hedi Bled Noum". The compilation covers his entire career of with songs made between 1985-1990, most of which went unreleased at the time. One of the few Moroccan rappers to ever be recorded on vinyl back in the 80s, Shams Dinn was a pioneer of Arabic flow. Starting his career because he wanted to be a positive light for the Arabic immigrants living in France. He earned his status participating in freestyle competitions, and performing in small clubs around Europe. His career came to a turning point when he was asked by a major label to record a full LP. Unfortunately, the label decided they didn't want to promote Arabic music (largely because of the Gulf War) - and asked Shams to translate the Arabic to French. Shams Dinn wouldn't stand for that, and he was dropped from the label. The following years he worked at a school, teaching kids how to rap and express themselves through words.

The reissue comes with newly imagined art, and an inner sleeve with interview and photos.

Item détails
Artist : Shams Dinn
Title : شمس دين
Label : Smiling C
Réf. label : SC 1
Genre : Disco Funk
Country : US
Year : 2018
Format : LP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price :
Forthcoming
Tracklist

Side 1
1. Hedi Bled Noum
2. Rai Al Mal Boule
3. Shams Dinn (Wald Bladi Zine)
4. Vieille France
Side 2
1. Ane Dassi M'we
2. Sleke Machine
3. Hedi Bled Noum (instrumental)
4. Toutes Ces Femmes

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