Dear world – listen & share my new single – Lavash! ONE LOVE — [Music Video coming very soon] – stay up to date via http://www.DannyKrikorian.com. Upcoming show date TBA. Hoping to have my first line of merch available too! [Lavash & Danny K shirts].
My complete self-produced album drops tomorrow 3.14.16 at 2 PM. It has been quite a journey putting this project together. An expression of my experiences, my life, struggles as well as the influences of society, all in one. This piece will speak for itself. It will be available via SoundCloud.Till tomorrow!
Krikos (executive producer)
Ajara Boulibekova (model)
Yubi via Henao Contemporary Center (cover artwork)
Stephen Randall (audio engineer)
Real Feel Recording (recording)
Colours of the Culture (host)
Meanwhile watch the video for “W.Y.W.”, the single off the album below:
Danny Krikorian aka KRIKOS was born in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He moved to the US at age 6 and became quickly absorbed in the culture of hiphop. Over the years, Danny has put out various pieces, producing for other artists like Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli. This album is entirely self-produced and features KRIKOS himself, narrating his own story through the culture of hiphop by which he has been molded. The project, “Checks & Balances”, is a dichotomy balancing the roots and the future of hiphop, the politics of justice and power, and the need for maintaining authenticity while pursuing financial freedom. It is furthermore an expression of all the struggles endured by Danny as an immigrant from the Middle East. “Checks & Balances” tells the story of a journey, and leaves hope for a future of justice and prosperity for all. With influences drawn from the golden era of hiphop, Danny uses both the staple foundations of hiphop such as soul sampling as well as fusing it with the new 808 sound that has emerged over the last decade. The piece seeks to bridge the gap between the trendy and the socially responsible.
I am a proud Syrian American who has lived here since 1996. Despite my struggles with immigration, and the reluctance of the US to recognize me as American as any other, I still do love this country. I love it and its imperfections. I know, deep down, the heart of America is pure. It has stains from a past of injustice, but I believe our future can be brighter and more accessible to all Americans, not just a privileged few. I also believe that, despite the national media’s attempt to slander Islam, that we will overcome this trying time, together, as Americans. I do believe that the most important issue of our time still remains the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Its implications cannot be overlooked as they are tied to every single act of conflict in the world that emanates from the Middle East. Before we can start speaking about justice, we must reflect on the human rights violations perpetrated by Israel and its cohorts against the humanity of the Palestinian people. Those of you who have been distracted by recent events, have been brainwashed by mass media to forget the source of Arab misery, the indignation that comes with occupation, and the policy implications that result from it. Without a colonial, ethnocentric theocracy in the Middle East, Israel, entities like Saudi Arabia couldn’t survive; and neither could the entire Gulf, which is built on conflict, tension and arbitrary thievery of resources. The Israeli minority continues to rule the Middle East through a system of apartheid, divide and conquer, and as long as media outlets in the West continue to ignore the significance of the violation of Palestinian human rights, the tougher the road will be in trying to mitigate political violence, conflict and instability.
From the collaborative album by Colours Of The Culture, ROYGBIV: What a Colourful World
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Like, follow & purchase original politically inspired anti-art pieces, part of the official Bastart collection by Syrian-Armenian artist Krikos. Currently residing in Orlando, FL. Visit my page, twitter & instagram @KRIKOS88. All commissions and professional inquiries can be sent to KRIKOSoffocial@gmail.com.
I have a special event announcement coming shortly. I will be teaming up with in the #Orlando DowntownArts District with the elegant Loft 55 Gallery & Boutique to present you all my #BASTART collection, as well as an unrevealed collaboration piece by myself and my #ColourosfhteCulture comrade Yous Elsayed.
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HERE IT IS:
[OFFICIAL DEBUT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT]
Alfredo AmIam Rodriguez II
KRIKOS will be performing his debut self-produced hip-hop album #RiseoftheEasternSon on Thursday, April 23rd at Bullitt Bar, Downtown Orlando at 10 PM. Address information is as follows & can also be found on the flyer:
33 E Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801
Link to complete album here:
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For inquiries such as bookings, features and/or production contact KRIKOSOfficial@gmail.com.
Merchandise, official CDs & other pieces will be available for sale at this event.
Photo & videography courtesy of Concrete Rose Films.
See you all there!
Artwork/Flyer by KRIKOS.
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