Assasi is grateful to Arab hip-hop mogul Big Hass for interviewing him in the May 2022 issue of RE-VOLT Magazine. Buy your copy on the RE-VOLT website!
For new single Sharaf El-Wattan ("honor of the homeland"), Assasi and rising star The HWS connect with the overwhelming brutality of their native Syria.
Bilad El-Sham Music announces sponsorship of The HWS debut EP, QALB ALSHARI3.
Assasi has shaken off the winter doldrums by releasing long-delayed music videos for Third World Wide, Vol. 1 tracks, Laysh and Yasmina. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU-4KzbJroA Both tracks were produced by Haquin, with Yasmina featuring a verse by Athens-based Syrian-Kurdish rapper Sarbasst and guitar work by Mike O'Hehir of Coyote Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrJ-w6Tt9s Assasi collaborated with Portland, Maine based [...]
Assasi will be performing at Rap Night in Manchester, New Hampshire alongside Trey Tuck and EastlaneDonté on Sunday, May 29. The show will be hosted by Shawn Caliber and DJ Myth at The Shaskeen Pub (909 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03101). Cover is $5 at the door, and the dopeness begins at 9PM!
Portland hip-hop collective Monday of the Minds will host Assasi at their Monday, March 14 Community Hip-Hop Showcase. Join us at Flask Lounge from 8PM for a DJ set by Graphic Melee, an open mic, freestyle cyphers, and music by Assasi, Sparxsea, Marco Soulo, and Dynamo P. More event info on facebook Assasi is grateful [...]
Being a Syrian in exile can feel like a nightmare you can’t wake up from, like walking through the world as a ghost - invisible and cut off from humanity, or inadvertently haunting those around you who can’t understand your pain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAqzg8d67q8 “Ghost of Sham” was written and shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Finnish [...]
Assasi was honored to host Maine Public/Report for America reporter Ari Snider in the studio and backstage at SPACE last Saturday to talk about developing a rap career in Aleppo, leaving Syria, and stories that inspired the new EP Third World Wide Vol. 1. Ari's radio piece incorporates an interview and sounds and photos from [...]
Assasi had the pleasure of taking a break from release show rehearsals to speak with Sam Pfeifle (West Gray Creative) of the Portland Phoenix to discuss Volume 1 of his first solo album, Third World Wide. Sam dived deep into Assasi's music and emerged with a very positive review of the EP! "It is as [...]
Last Friday, Annella Linton hosted Assasi on WMPG (90.9 Portland, ME) Something For The Weekend to discuss Third World Wide Vol. 1 (live on streaming this Sunday, October 17!) and his upcoming album release show at SPACE Portland this Saturday, October 16. They talked Syrian hip-hop, getting to know the Portland hip-hop community, and behind [...]