Fareed El Boricua Arabe
Fareed also known as El Boricua Arabe & El Boricua De La Bachata was a founding member of the legendary Freestyle Group Spirit Matter. Born to parents Abdelkrim Abdallah Senior and Ramona Abdallah Reyes of Moroccan and Puerto Rican descent, Fareed's successful career spans over 30 years as a recording artist, promoter (Lyrics at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe) rapper, singer-songwriter and poet.
Fareed started his music career as a member of the Hip Hop Crew Future Force along with Andrew Welsh, John Lindsey and Louis Sharpe a.k.a K7 of TKA/K7, at the world famous Roxy Nite Club, as the opening act for the Legendary hip hop group The Cold Crush Brothers. The Roxy performance opened up the door of opportunity for Fareed to record demo tapes with Full Force and Cultjam.
In late 84, K7 departed Future Force to form TKA. Fareed, Andrew Welsh and John Lindsey then formed the hip hop group Death City Boyz. As a member of Death City Boyz Fareed was signed to Snowflake/Prism Records and released his first single titled "Bopsey Twins" produced by Dj Tony Torres, Stephen Korlas and mixed by the now legendary Dj Frankie Bones with edits by Omar Santana. "Bopsey Twins" aired on WBLS Mr. Magic's Rap attack show. It is now considered an electro hip hop classic.
After DCB decided to go separate ways, Fareed and Andrew Welsh formed the Freestyle group Spirit Matter in early 1986. Fareed, while shopping Spirit Matter's demos for a record deal, had a chance run in with Frankie Bones at RPBC, a popular record pool in New York City. Frankie Bones was working at the time with Tommy Musto for Midnight Sun/Tropical Heat Records on a song titled "Crimes Of Passion" originally for a female vocalist, but Bones loved Spirit Matter's vocal style and invited Fareed and Andrew to audition. Fareed and Andrew then co-wrote "Crimes Of Passion" and were signed by Silvio PTancredi (former head of Atlantic Records Dance music division) to Tropical Heat Records. "Crimes of Passion" became an instant club hit in the New York City Latin hip hop club scene and was aired on Hot 103 in various mix shows. Soon after the song aired on Power 96 Miami's top Dance Music radio station on full rotation.
"Crimes Of Passion" changed Fareed's life forever making it to number 3 in airplay and sales in South Florida and giving him the opportunity to perform to sold out crowds all over New York City's top Dance Clubs (1018, Hearthrobs, Roseland and Palladium), and Miami (Casanova, 1235 and The Hialeah Racetrack). Spirit Matter's "Crimes of Passion" hit big and today the song is considered a Freestyle Classic. His follow up single titled "Betrayal" was one of the first Latin hip hop dance songs to combine live latin percussion with live guitar power chord samples often imitated in today's EDM sound. "Betrayal" was also club hit in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. In 2012 Fareed and Producer Junior Galan started Sosua Sound Recordings and released Fareed´s debut Latin album Love n Tears which spawned the now classic Merengue track "Bailando en La Playa" which became a YouTube international hit.
Fareed has since recorded the remake in bachata of "In The Air Tonight Profundo" which featured the hit "Esa Mujer." Urban Tek Volume One, which includes the EDM remix of "Bailando En La Playa" and the hit reggaeton track "Vamos Pa La Calle" was followed up by Urban Tek Volume 2 El Boricuareleased on January 7th 2018. Urban Tek Vol. 2 El Boricua is his crossover Pop and Latin album which features the hit remake in reggae of "Ain't No Sunshine" fused with reggaeton.
Fareed is the new voice in the Urban Pop Latin market bringing you a diverse mix of styles. Also Fareed is Program Director and Partner at the newest hottest internet radio station LHMPR RADIO latin heat meets pop and R&B.