[NEW MUSIQ] #RiseoftheEasternSon FULL ALBUM (prod. KRIKOS)


#RiseoftheEasternSon the full album produced entirely by KRIKOS himself is now fully available for streaming. Check it out here:

The only guest featured on the album is his Colours of the Culture comrade NIKO IS. Curated by KRIKOS, Thanks Joey & Colours of the Culture.

While this album is made available for free-streaming, as an up and coming artist I take all support very seriously! To purchase this album, click the following BUY NOW link below or visit my STORE page on this blog.

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3.3.15 #RiseoftheEasternSon Drops Tomorrow!


COVER ART Final

Putting together this album has been a journey. Let it be known that we, Colours of the Culture, have been doing this shit since we were 14. All this time has passed, and yet, this is my first project to date. 

This isn’t just an album. This is a story. 

This is about a struggle, a search for meaning in a world diluted with hate & hollowness. 

But through our art, our inner most self-expression, we can breathe life into our souls again. 

Please take time to listen, enjoy, support & share this album with your friends, family & music fans. I assure you, you will not be disappointed. 

I do this for the culture. I do this for hip-hop.

Since emigrating from the Middle East, my family & I have just managed to get our footing in this new soil of America. 

We are immigrants. This album, is essentially an immigrant’s manifesto, a story about the trials of the minority class, the disenfranchised; people of all backgrounds who, for whatever reason, felt the biggest brunt of institutionalzied social injustice. But this is also a story about the struggle of my people, the Armenian nation, which struggled to escape colonial onslaught in the 20th century, a crime still largely unheard, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians. Apparently we haven’t reached the benchmark for being labeled a holocaust yet. 

This album is for my home country, my refuge, my being…Syria. This is for Palestine, beautiful Palestine, still, resilient after all these years. 

This is for resistance. This is for ferguson. This is for Trayvon Martin. This is for Hrant Dink. This is for Serena Shim. This is for Rachel Corrie. This is for Malcolm X. This is for Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, & Razan Abu-Salha.

This is for FREEDOM. 

May we all find peace & happiness. 

I leave you with this:

Abandon your worries. Trust in the universe. Believe in your passions. March forth. March 3rd, actually. YALLA!

#ColoursoftheCulture #Palestine #Syria #Armenia #PoliticalScience #Struggle #Music #Art #ThanksJoey #Justice #Islam #Moderate #Peace #Assad #Iran #Netanyahu #Russia #Brazil #Culture #JavottiMedia #FLOSSremix #FLOSS #GoodBlood #Production #Engineering #Rap #Poetry #Writing #DannyKrikorian #KRIKOS #Brutus 

[NEW MUSIC] KRIKOS – Afraid To Be King (prod. KRIKOS)


KRIKOS presents you with the second single off his upcoming debut album, #RiseoftheEasternSon, produced entirely by KRIKOS for #ColoursoftheCulture. Listen below!

The complete album will be released next week. Stay chuned!

Rise of the Eastern Son (Official Album Cover Art)


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Rise of the Eastern Son. 1.20.15.

Prod. @krikos88 mixed @thanksjoey.

We are @ColoursoftheCulture.

Peep the first single, #ChineseDelegation here: http://bit.ly/1zIPqhW (link also in bio)

#RiseoftheEasternSon #ColoursoftheCulture #KRIKOS #ThanksJoey#NIKOIS #HipHop #Palestine #Immigration #America #Syria #Armenia

On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today


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Recent tension between hip-hop artists Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea inspired me to address the issue, and how the undertones resonate loudly in America, with associations to systems of cultural repression such as racism, jim crow, the prison-industrial complex, corporate hoarding and finally US foreign policy; and ultimately how all of these issues are in actuality the products of one giant injustice; institutionalized discrimination.

Liberty and individualism are often associated with the American conservative model of capitalism but in reality this model more closely resembles theocratic-nepotism. True free markets, competition and prosperity are more closely associated with genuine democracy and social redistribution of resources in order to correct historical injustices and imbalances as well as to assure that the basic needs of individuals are met as they seek to establish a method for sustenance by relying on themselves.

The reality is that America’s brand of capitalism, especially as it has unfolded in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is less capitalism-based and more authoritarian; more Randian, if anything.

The system which disenfranchised African-Americans is responsible for propping up images like Iggy. That system I refer to is a cult-like religion of people who believe in a disney-esque fairy tale-like America where innocence remains and hypocrisy is rampant.

That’s the point. Racism guised. Zionism hidden. Anarcho-capitalism fully realized.

The selling of a false American Dream which is essentially conformity to a culture of bigotry.

The brainwashing of American children into following the Biebers and Iggys so as to suppress independent thinking.

And the questioning of US decency.

American is the crown jewel of self-idolatry and pseudo-freedom. It is the center-piece of vanity and pretentious ownership of earth.

You don’t have to preach to us about the doctrine of competition of free market that isn’t our problem.

We compete all day the problem is your false portrayal of reality and the hoarding of earths resources under the banner of Americanism.

The world is victim so a false sense of entitlement to consumer culture.

This will end.

Chinese Delegation (prod. KRIKOS)


peep the first single off my upcoming album Rise of the Eastern Son presented to you by Colours of the Culture, produced entirely by yours truly and mixed by Thanks Joey.

We are Colours of the Culture.

Chinese Delegation (prod. KRIKOS)


As a follow up to my last post, would like to announce the official release of my single, Chinese Delegation, off my upcoming album Rise of the Eastern Son, produced entirely by the boy & mixed by Thanks Joey courtesy of our own, Colours of the Culture.

I am immensely blessed and excited for this moment. This project has been long underway and that surely is an understatement.

Special thanks to all the support I received along the way from my family and my team – I do this for you.

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