Founded in 2010, Kuwaiti Hip Hop Group/Production Team/Record label, Track Dealaz, are working daily to share their musical creations with other musicians and beat makers from across the globe. Using their creativity and love for the craft of production to ensure that listeners can both feel and relate to what they create, they put their hearts and minds into their music. In their words, “when people can relate to the musician, when what he raps is real and nothing’ but raw & honest–people respect that!
How did your musical journey begin?
We’ve always had a huge love and appreciation for music, but our journey began when we started rapping along to songs that we knew. Although this is something common among people everywhere, this simple task helped us to discover our love for Hip Hop. Ever since, we’ve been writing and rapping lyrics to our own tunes.
What/Who inspires you to compose your music?
Our inspiration comes from events that occur in our daily lives. It’s the simple things we experience that spark a special feeling inside of us. Inspiration requires feelings, and to experience those feelings you need to open up your eyes to the things around you.
Why did you choose Hip Hop music as your form of musical expression?
Hip Hop is more than just a genre of music to us; it’s an entire lifestyle. We look at Hip Hop as an escape from reality. Hip Hop is our release. It allows us to express so much through so little. Almost like having a diary we can speak to, tell everything through it- with no judgments passed.
What are some of the challenges of performing Hip Hop music?
The production of our music is a very timely task. It involves long hours sitting and editing to make sure everything is perfect before we let anyone hear it. Although it can sometimes be frustrating, the final result makes all the hard work worth it.
Is the final sound of a musical track an individual or group effort?
Group effort undoubtedly! We both put in long hours of work and dedication to make every production the best that we can do. If one of us isn’t feeling it, we look to each other for help and a shoulder to lean on. We’d never be able to do this individually.
Who/What in your early beginnings influenced your music?
There are thousands and thousands of amazing and talented rappers out there, but the ones who have really made an imprint in our careers are Eminem and 2Pac Shakur.
In your opinion, what was the hardest challenge you faced in your musical career so far?
We’ve had to face many challenges during our musical career, but hands down the most difficult obstacle we had to defeat was being in an Arab speaking country where a lot of musical talent goes unnoticed or unappreciated. Not that rap music is taboo, but there aren’t many facilities that encourage or applaud our music.
How has the Middle Eastern world reacted to your sound?
We’ve made our mark locally and have had great exposure. We have lots of plans for the future for the rest of the Middle East. We’re not quite done yet!
Do you feel that music should always serve a specific purpose?
Music is something that you feel-it’s not just noise. It doesn’t serve a specific purpose; it serves thousands of purposes. It can make you happy, it can make you sad; it can give you a million emotions through the right words. Music is there when nothing else is.
What are some of your favorite tracks, and why?
From all the songs we’ve done, “Imagine” and “I Swear” are the two that have had the most impact on us, and this makes them our favorite.
“Imagine,” because it explains our goals, ambitions, and the heights we want to reach, and “I Swear” because it comes from our real life experiences and things that we’ve gone through. These two songs are a part of our lives; they hold so much emotion.
What is your dream performance space and destination?
There isn’t a specific place we’d like to be, but we aspire to be known all around the world and have an audience in all corners of the globe. Growing up in a small country like Kuwait, there aren’t many opportunities for us to reach our goal, and because of this we have to work that much harder.
How is the world of performing Hip Hop music, different from other types of music?
Hip Hop music is more about emotion and lyrics than just the music standing alone. Although the music playing in the background is a crucial part of the process, the words we express and the feeling we get from sharing them with the rest of the world is what makes Hip Hop so different.
What would you like to accomplish in the future?
To be signed to “Strange Music”
Any future performance/release plans in Kuwait that our readers should be aware of?
We’re working on releasing our first mix tape, “The Merchandise.” Also we have an upcoming performance at the American base Arifjan.