Posts Tagged ‘ Arab ’

M.I.A. – Bad Girls (Official Video).

M.I.A. seems to have been in the shadows since the success of “Paper Planes” only dropping a few sparse tracks here and there, but yesterday morning my assistant blew up my phone with the discovery of the “Bad Girls” video.  The video is a drastic departure from what other folks have in rotation on MTV (which is what M.I.A. seems to be all about) and features drifting, 2-wheeling cars, and other ridiculous stunts that are sure to get people hyped.  Check the method below.

The Araab Muzik Show.

Weather it’s live, on video, or in any other medium, someone playing the MPC live is always amazing to me, the same way it is for anyone to watch any artist produce live music.  The M.V.P. of the MPC, Mr. Araab Muzik, is a world class musician that has transcended the label of a simple “beat maker”.  Luckily for his fans, he’s on tour, all over the U.S. and has recently put out a docu-video proving his dopeness to those who remain unfamiliar.  But if you’re already up on your Araab music, keep looking at the top of the screen for the tour dates streaming by.

Luxury hotel opens in Mecca landmark?

It’s true… Fairmont has opened its new landmark property in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, becoming the second hotel brand to occupy the Abraj Al Bait Complex.  The hotel is situated inside the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, the focal point of an enormous project to upgrade the precincts of the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina.  Standing 76 stories high, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the tallest concrete building in the world and features four 40-meter clock faces visible from 17 kilometers away.  Fairmont’s new five-star property features 858 rooms, serviced by 76 elevators designed to provide quick access to the the holy Masjid al Haram for prayers.  There are nine restaurants that range from Indian and Lebanese cuisine to a steakhouse, which Fairmont says is the first à la carte fine dining establishment in any hotel in Mecca.  Thanks to its proximity to the Holy Ka’aba, Islam’s most sacred site, the luxury chain is marketing the hotel as a “beacon for pilgrims” — guests can also visit an on-site museum for Islamic icons and objects of arts, designed to promote the region’s culture and heritage.  Abraj Al Bait will eventually hold three luxury hotels, along with luxury apartments, a four-floor shopping mall, two heliports and a conference center, making it one of the largest buildings in the world.  Raffles opened its Makkah Palace hotel in August, and Swissotel is set to welcome the first guests to its 1,571-room property in 2011, marking the brand’s first entry into the Middle East.

So who’s got some “Arab money”?