Two Tone

Cur­rently sat at the top of the iTunes Mid­dle East chart with his sinlge ‘Mek­tab/Des­tiny’ fea­tur­ing Rhany, we caught up with Hip Hop artist Two Tone

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My first mu­si­cal in­flu­ence was… A west­coast group called N.W.A (Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr Dre and Eazy E). I fell in love with rap mu­sic and started writ­ing my own lyrics soon af­ter.

The last pop star I liked was… The late Michael Jack­son. He was a great per­former, artist and per­son­al­ity.

My sound is best de­scribed as… I like to be orig­i­nal and al­ways try to blend in dif­fer­ent gen­res like I did with my hit song ‘Señorita’ last year, which was in Span­ish and English. My up­com­ing sin­gle Mek­tab/Des­tiny mixes Ara­bic and English, which I hope will be en­joyed by my fans in the Mid­dle East, as well as across Europe. I like to call it a mix of dif­fer­ent cul­tures trans­lated through mu­sic.

Best piece of ad­vice you’ve re­ceived?

When you record, pre­tend you are singing to a per­son as this al­lows you to re­ally cap­ture real emo­tion in your songs. It works for me!

What’s your mu­si­cal guilty plea­sure?

I must ad­mit that I do catch my­self singing corny pop songs in my car as they’re played on the ra­dio, such as Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’. I’m glad no­body can ever hear me do that!

When I make it, the one thing I want on my rider is… Healthy food! I’m al­ways try­ing to live a healthy life­style even though on the road this can be re­ally dif­fi­cult.

My mu­si­cal motto is… Al­ways be­lieve in your­self, you can be any­thing you want to.

Best gig you’ve played?

I’ve done some great gigs, but the For­mula 1 event in Abu Dhabi this year was one of my favourites to date. It was the first big show I have done in my own coun­try and the re­sponse of the au­di­ence was amaz­ing.

Best lyrics of all time?

Eminem :Stan I think it was ge­nius the way Eminem was talk­ing from a fans per­spec­tive and made you be­lieve it was a true fan writ­ing let­ters to him, “Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain’t call­ing I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bot­tom I sent two let­ters back in au­tumn, you must not-a got ‘em”

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