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Open For Business

by TIMZ

Shhhh. The Feds are watching.... TIMZ blends hip hop music with his Middle Eastern heritage and puts his life on display as an Iraqi-American born and raised in San Diego. Features on the album include the legendary Spice 1, TQ, E-Low, Sick Beav and more
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Intro
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2. Open For Business
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3. Public Enemy No. 1 feat. Spice 1
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4. Iraq
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5. Ride With Me feat. Randall
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6. Interlude
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7. You Like It feat. Pearl
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8. Hey Remix
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9. Because of You feat Joshua Franks
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10. Doin' It Big
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11. Put It On The P.O.L.E. feat TQ
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12. Coming Along
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13. Triv feat. Sick Beav
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14. Closed
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On his fiery debut CD, TIMZ—aka Tommy Hanna, an American born rapper of Chaldean and Iraqi descent--gets right up in our faces, mixing explosive, Middle Eastern tinged beats with incendiary rhymes in an effort to shatter those ugly stereotypes that have plagued people who look like him since 9/11 and the start of the Iraq war.

Make no mistake, the title of his powerful, outspoken and heavy grooving 14- track collection—a nominee for Best Hip-Hop Album at the 2006 San Diego Annual Music Awards—says it all: the San Diego born and bred artist is Open For Business. “The concept of the album is a day in the life,” TIMZ says. “That’s what I am, open for business all the time. I am at work and if I wasn’t at work I was at school and if I wasn’t at school I was in the studio rapping.

TIMZ is on an intense mission to help Americans understand that Chaldeans, who are Catholic by faith, date back to Iraq since the ancient times of Mesopotamia and the flourishing times of Babylon. “The only remnants from that Iraq and the Iraq that we see now are the rivers. “That’s it, everything else has changed,” he says.

“They lump us into one big group of Bin Ladens and Saddam Husseins walking around. But we’re hard working people who love this country.”

While TIMZ—a recent graduate of University San Diego-- has been the pride of his hometown’s 20,000 Chaldean community for years, the reaction to “Iraq” across the country is giving him some well deserved cred as a national artist.

Earlier in 2006, he and manager Alvin Shamoun, both principals in TIMZ’s independent label V.I.G. Productions, sent out CDs to 300 college stations across the country; within days, over 280 of those were putting the song into regular rotation. “Iraq” was #4 Most Added on the CMJ College Pop Radio Stations Chart, and hit #1 on 11 reporting stations everywhere from New York to California to Florida.

In 2007, TIMZ released the politically charged video for the critically acclaimed single “Iraq.” In no time, the controversial music video was garnering international media attention from the likes of MTV News, FOX News’ Hannity & Colmes, Mancow’s Morning Madness, Al Jazeera, Russian National TV and over 10,000 internet and blog sites.


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WOW
MI chaldean rappers have been rapping for a long time now, and your the first rapper out of san diego already blowing every chaldean rapper walking out of the water..im amazed on ur flow and everything u say makes sence..you rap about the truth homeboy

be smooth

Rizen


Amazing CD Timz!!! Awesome lyrics

sajad

good work
good work keep it up.. you are the sound of the iraqee people..:)

master terrorist

Wow. This is great man.
All I can say that it is fantastic. Keep up the good work. The people need to hear the true message.

Yours,
The master terrorist

Miklo


Haa Timz ur the man bro im Assyrian man from Iraq i got ur album man i love it bro keep it up cuz

Steven Jarbo

Great Lyrics, Great Beats, Great Story, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!
Open For Business has to be one of the best independent cd's in the marketplace right now. The first time listening to the album I was captivated by the story of TIMZ. The first Iraqi-American rapper is a lyrical genius. He raps about his life as someone who works hard everyday in a family owned liqour store, parties like a rockstar, and also about the whole Iraq war issue. In the track Public Enemy No. 1 feat. Spice 1, TIMZ lets the listener know that everywhere he goes people just assume he must be a terrorist or something like that. TIMZ creativly dispells those rumors that just because he is Arab, he must be an America hating, terrorist. Everyone watch out cause this whole "hip hop meets the middle east" thing is gonna BLOW. (no pun intended)

iman

thank you
oh ma god thank uuuuuuuuu tommy!
u r awsome ana iraqia min basrah. and i lov how ur not afriad to show how u feel
theres alot of iraqi people in michigan and we all proud of u

Assyrian

Assyrian
I Love Tha Hey (Remix) Man Itz Fuken Good man Good Work

leo djajadi

sublime
definitely a good compilation, all the songs are genuinely inspiring

Azza Alsharif

incredible im inlove with ur passion for iraq and arabs and freedom
IMPRESSIVE .. WITH UR STRONG AND PASSIONATE WORDS YOU SERIOUSLY PUT UR MESSAGE THROUGH TO GEORGE BUSH AND HIS SUPPORTERS ,IRAQ IS INDEED PLEADED BY MANY AND I AS A SAUDI ARABIAN LOVE IRAQ AND ITS PEOPLE AND I SHALL SUPPORT THEM AND PRAY FOR THEM FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE ...

thanks

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