A radio host, a hip-hop activist, a journalist, an event organizer/promoter, a pioneer, and most importantly a Father & a great human being, Hassan Dennaoui aka Big Hass, has been a trailblazer for a burgeoning hip-hop scene in the Middle East.  The host of Saudi Arabia’s 1st hip-hop radio show, “Laish Hip-hop?” on MIX FM, Big Hass continues to break down barriers and elevate the regional hip-hop scene to new heights.

On April 3rd, 2013 in Jeddah, KSA, Big Hass launched the inaugural show for his new event series “The Beat“, a series of events aimed at supporting local artists.  Featuring a lineup of some of Saudi Arabia’s best up and coming artists such as: Abz, Run Junction, Disturb The Balance, and J-Fam, the turnout and positive feedback heralded the show as a great success.

Don’t believe us?  Check out this video of the event and see for yourself.

We’d like to say BIG PROPS to Big Hass for taking the initiative and working towards developing our own means of supporting our regional talent.  He is a great ambassador for our scene and we look forward to seeing more great events by “THE BEAT“.  Salute!

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