Omar Offendum | Syrianamericana

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by Omar Offendum

SyrianamericanA is a Hip-Hop-Nation-State-of-Mind where everything is connected and everyone is welcome!
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Damascus
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2. Destiny
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3. Hustle On
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4. DC Guide
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5. Straight Street (Feat. Meryem Saci)
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6. Majnoon Layla
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7. Superhero
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8. Father's Day (Feat. Raquel Houghton)
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9. The Arab Speaks of Rivers
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10. Mother's Day
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11. Finjan
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12. New Orient
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13. Syrianamericana
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Album Notes
A lyrical journey that takes audiences from the jasmine-tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani's Damascene homes, to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes' Harlem Renaissance poems ... Layered upon a soulful sonic backdrop of beat production by the likes of Sandhill, Oddisee, & Offendum himself, this album is a testament to the idea of embracing that "middle-ground" of the bi-lingual immigrant experience ... SyrianamericanA is a Hip-Hop-Nation-State-of-Mind where everything is connected and everyone is welcome!


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One of the Best Albums this Year!
As others said Omar is nice on the mic. Very thoughtful in his lyrics but the music definitely does not bore. Great music and a great message! Anytime I want to feel good I just put this cd in and ride around.


...this ain't a sham my boy!
been listening to offendum's album for a week straight now... just keeps getting better! layers upon layers of intricacy, creativity and intelligence. not to mention musicality. i came back and bought a dozen more albums to give away to friends. do the same!

big brother ;)


can't help but like the album
the guy is talented it's really good


Top Shelf Hip Hiop
I bought this album once & spreaded around my Jeddah people's !! they love it
Offendum is def. one of the best MC's i know - big up. Rise up to real hip hop.
Arabic Hip Hop !
Crop this album
Yo Omar -we need more copies bro - lets make sure stocks are back :)


This album hit the core of me!
Being Syrian- American myself, I can't help but feel refreshed with the lyrics and lively-sounding beats of this album. This one hit home with its beautifully mixed genre's of Arabic and hiphop flavor. Usually, anytime i hear rap in Arabic, it's never sounded quite right. But Omar Offendum has the ability to not only have a certain fluidity to his style (both in Arabic and English) but attaches powerful messages to it as well. Immaculate, full of substance, and definitely going to spread the word about his album to anyone and everyone who would appreciate good hiphop misu the gaudiness!

Ben Herson

Hands down on of the most impressive hip-hop releases I own. Omar is on the top of his game with this seminal release.


Amazing album
When it comes to Arab-American Hip hop, Omar Offendum is King. I love the way he remixes classics from old Arabic music like Abdel Halim Hafez's "Qariat Al-Finjan" with a new beat. His version of "Finjan" is amazing and the lyrics, which he translated into Arabic are both faithful to the original yet contemporary in his additions.
Ramzi Salti, Ph.D.
Stanford University