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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Tamil Anthem - Music AR Rahman - Lyrics - Chief Minister Karunanidhi

The Tamil Anthem - Music AR Rahman - Lyrics - Chief Minister Karunanidhi

A week before leaving for the Jai Ho World Tour, i was asked to come into studio to record... little did i know at the time, this was going to be the biggest and most remembered song in tamil history... With pure amazing lyrics, and the sounds of an anthem that will remain in people's hearts, body and soul for generations to come, bringing together 3 generations of singers, and making the perfect composition, when i heard what Mr. AR Rahman had been working on, it was a 'magical' moment. Only rahman could have thought of this diverse blend of genres and styles and sounds in One song. To check on my pronounciation of each and every word, the humble Ms. Kanimozhi, was present in the studio, and though i really wanted to take a snap with her, as i do admire her strength and leadership qualities and her service to the people, i just did not have the guts to ask her for a picture ... maybe one day soon, godwilling :) We later shot a few portions with Mr Gautham Menon and his team, and also in studio with Mr. Selva. To me, it is a moment in time that will stand the test of time.

someone posted a comment about my involvement in the tamil anthem, on arr fans group about how my portion is 'different' in the anthem and not reqd... so i posted this response to the group...

Honestly, i feel truly honoured, humbled and blessed to be a part of such an
amazing anthem. And amongst the best, to feature my rap bit is such a
heartwarming feeling. I finally feel a sense of belonging, and a sense of
community... and to me, this is my Oscar! AR Rahman, God Bless...
Peace...BlaaZe'

in reply.. these are the responses:

Dear Sathya Sundaram,

See the reply from BlaaZe Anna himself.. he is an humble person just like ARR.

There can be no one who can do rap like BlaaZe Anna. Love you Anna.
You are the BEST
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Oh my,
you really are Blaaze,
I am really really sorry if any of the group members hurt you in anyway. It
must be unintentional.
Keep up the great work.

Warm regards,
Pravinder.
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A R R told his view at the function itself.....lets not lock Tamil let the
language and its culture spread world wide.......this is possible only be A
R R ....i know how my kannadiga friends are loving Tamil songs of A R R
...and the reason is how A R R simplify the language in songs, and blazee
has played a very significant role in making non Tamil people to like Tamil
songs....even the younger generation, my students in 10th standard keep
humming blazee's rap quite often.

I feel A R R and blazee are rocking ! from baba to Tamil anthem i have liked
all their works.
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Blaaze is not just rapping, he also sang a couple of songs. For example Thigu
Thigu from Anbe Aaruyire and Dating from Boys...
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Blaaze bro..you rock...err no you RAP ! Keep on going....irrespective of
genres, songs, movies etc. Your Hosanna is still going strong. And your
gangsta blues from SDM is a worldclass hip-hop song....awesome...

Cheers !
Ram
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Dear Blaaze,

Your performance in the Tamil Anthem was rocking to the core.

First time I heard your performance, I was really stunned by the introduction
of RAP into the song. It was truly unique and note worthy performance.

Also the beautiful transition from the nadaswaram and thavil beats to your part
(when u forcefully say "Kambanataarmum") was really the highlight of the whole
composition.

I only wish that the name of "Avvai Nallalum" was pronounced more clearly, as
the name sounded like "Vai Nallalum".

I truly enjoy all your earlier songs and the energy in your RAP part.

We are all eagerly waiting to see you during the Jai Ho Concert in Los-Angeles.

Jai ho,
Jayram
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Blaaze bro, glad to see you in this group.
Your rap potion in anthem song is so Nice

We all love you
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Blaaze sir,

Nice to see you in the group. Still can't forget the 'Endrendrum Punnagai' you
and Shankar sir sang in the TOI concert. Had AR seen you in 2000, that
evergreen song would'Ve been a much bigger hit than what it is right now..

Do post more in the future, sir... God bless..
Ajay Bhaskar

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Is Violin a part of Carnatic Music ? YES.
Isn't it an instrument from the West ? YES.

So there you go, Why should Tamil Anthem not have all other influences ?
After all , India as a population demographically & culturally has been
absorbing & spilling so much.
Why restrict Music...
Pradeepan

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BlaaZe is my most favourite and he is needed...

He writes lyrics, composes music himself...

I am very sure, ARR will keep BlaaZe with him for all future projects
too. INSHALLAH Ameen.
Vithur
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If they DID not want any WESTERN influence or BLAAZE for a Tamil Anthem;
then they should have gone for MS VISHWANATHAN sir instead of ARR. They
certainly wanted ARR signature in it!
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Dear Blaaze ,
your portion in anthem song is so cute...
Keep it up...
V love ARR...
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SO TO ALL WHO WROTE BACK, THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE.. SINCERELY.. GOD BLESS

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BlaaZe's B-Roll - this one's for H Shridhar

In 2007, we were on tour, and i started my B-Roll shoot :) Got this real nice clip with dearest Mr. Shridhar.. and i think today will be good to share it with HIS fans..HIS memories..HIS kindness..HIS moments... nuff respect and much love...always... in dear memory.. smile in peace...blaaze

here it is...

Monday, November 23, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERT - INDIA

michael jackson - a celebration of his inspiration !!

blaaze performs 'one king' live in concert

mj tribute concert by pravin mani and artists united for mj 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE – COUPLES RETREAT


AR Rahman … the music and the magic … forever !!

Finally, the world hears the soundtrack to Couples Retreat. And what a way to promote it by listing all the songs to hear right here.

Usually we get to see the credits first, and then patiently wait for the songs to release. However, as is with most of us, the names on the songs already form a sound in our ears and we start by listening to the songs with prejudice. In this regard, it was great to just have the world listen to the soundtrack as a true A R Rahman release, and just enjoy the music. Credits would follow once the songs were heard…and this truly made us listen without prejudice!!

For those trying to figure out the lyrics to the two songs that we wrote… here they are…officially!


NANA – AR Rahman, BlaaZe, Viviane Chaix, AR Ameen, Clinton and Dominic

(written by AR Rahman, BlaaZe & Viviane Chaix)

Woyoyoyeah

You got to give and get and let di pressure go

Woyoyoyeah

Boom boom - all you ever wanted me to show

Don’t lie la lie la lie la lie


Say No No …

(french rap)

Say No No No ...


Am I here, Oh my dear, Me never leave you no more

Am I here, Oh my dear, And together we grow


I wanna take you all across the island to shore

Oh, me never wanna leave you all alone

What them other people dem ah not know is how far,

Me and my lover will go...


Say Na Na…Na Na Na...

Say Na Na…Na Na Na..


(french rap)


Now I need a little time,

Now I gotta lotta time,

Nananananana me ah say what is on mi mind,

Nananananana, baby tell me let me see u smile

Nananananana lovely couples come and form a line

Now i need to need to find

Now i gotta gotta rhyme

Nananananana me ah lookin' for di perfect line

Nananananana me say...

Nananananana me say...

Now I need a little time,

Now I gotta lotta time,

Nananananana me ah say what is on mi mind,

Now i need to need to find

Now i gotta gotta rhyme

Nananananana me ah lookin' for di perfect line

Nananananana me say...

Nananananana me say...


Say Na Na ...

Say Na Na Na ...


Run far away say mi runnin to a new day,

some of dem ah follow, me say some ah dem ah dem ah say

Run far away say mi runnin to a new day,

some of dem ah follow, me say some ah dem ah dem ah say


Run run away ah ...


SAJNA – written by AR Rahman & BlaaZe’

sung by AR Rahman & PJ Morton

When u smile I smile with u

When u cry I feel it too

Hear my soul, my heart callin’ out to you

Be my eyes when I can’t see

Be my voice when I can’t speak

Be my light when darkness creeps on me

Oh… sajna sajna sajna re

To the star that shines so bright

Across the sky across the night

Making ways to be right by your side

Hold me close don’t let me go

Hold me tight don’t you say no

Save the love we have for evermore

Oh… sajna sajna sajna re

Save me… when my dream catches fire

Save me…be my only desire

Wake me…when the pain is over

Take me now…take me now

When u smile I smile with u

When u cry I feel it too

Hear my soul, my heart callin’ out to you

Be my eyes when I can’t see

Be my voice when I can’t speak

Be my light when darkness creeps on me

To the star that shines so bright

Across the sky across the night

Making ways to be right by your side

Hold me close don’t let me go

Hold me tight don’t you say no

Save the love we have for evermore

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Easier Said Than Done - Shruti Haasan & BlaaZe'


here it is... the new promo video for Kamal Haasan's Unnai Pol Oruvan - in theatres soon...

Nuff Respect to Shruti Haasan / Akshara (the best hip hop dancer i've seen) / Shiran / everybody on the sets...

... an honour to work on the lyrics with Mr. Kamal Haasan...

"easier said than done" - Unnai Pol Oruvan


check it out...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009





Tears refuse to flow, For to me, MJ, is immortal for sure, From Thriller he made my heart sing,
To his legacy, I salute the 'one' king!
- BlaaZe'

Two days after hearing the sad news, i found the only way i could truly express myself was to make an original song, for him. And the song is called, 'One King.' To be performed at the MJ tribute Concert in Chennai, India, on Saturday, August 29th, Godwilling...light a candle for MJ at www.blaaze.in

MJ has been a part of my growing up from 1983 till today..in pic, young BlaaZe' at an MJ song performance in Zambia, wearing the Thriller t-shirt :)


Lets Heal The World together.... BlaaZe'



ONE KING - Michael Jackson - tribute by BlaaZe'


One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

he was a man who was one of a kind

and he was kind, he was so kind

we never will find

another soul who could take his place

i never will forget his face

with the white socks, and di pant up high

with the stripe upon di side

with the magical diamond studded glove

with the smile of an angel from up above

he was the one who really cared,

the one who had to tolerate and put up with despair

he was always there

no matter how far he would always care

he could light up your life

no matter how dark it would be alright

he be the one that we all love

he be in heaven up above

One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

there could only ever be one king

one king that could make the heart sing

there could only ever be one king

we could count it down like 1,2 3

take a look around tell me what would ya see

see di world turnin see di world burnin

listen up loud to his message are we learnin?

when did we stop and throw away our love

when did we stop and forget all above

One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

One

I love Michael

Two

You love Michael

Three

We love Michael

he was a man who was one of a kind

and he was kind, he was so kind

we never will find

another soul who could take his place

i never will forget his face

with the white socks, and di pant up high

with the stripe upon di side

with the magical diamond studded glove

with the smile of an angel from up above

he was the one who really cared,

the one who had to tolerate and put up with despair

he was always there

no matter how far he would always care

he could light up your life

no matter how dark it would be alright

he be the one that we all love

he be in heaven up above

he was the one who really cared,

the one who had to tolerate and put up with despair

he was always there

no matter how far he would always care

he could light up your life

no matter how dark it would be alright

he be the one that we all love

he be in heaven up above

there could only ever be one king

one king that could make the heart sing

there could only ever be one king

there could only ever be one king

one king that could make the heart sing

there could only ever be one king

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BlaaZe rhymes for his daughter - and his broken toe

Time is gettin harder to steal,
words are seeming lesser to heal,
life is blessed with only good health,
the rest will vanish, wither and melt,
then why must my baby girl face her fate,
at only 5 years of age, her brain ain't safe,
is it a sign that my karma rules,
are we just rationalising, like fools,
do we not stop and wonder if ever,
the best we can do is offer a prayer,
i say this, but why, i may not understand,
tuberculoma in the brain... DAMN !!

never heard it before, don't wanna hear it again,
but reality is a lesson, to share with friends,

to remain silent, i decided for a while,
for the eyez that saw, kept me lagging behind,
from my broken toe, fractured and bruised - oh still,
what more do u want to play with, my will?
thought it was lost, set to sink my ship,
then got up on stage with my pimp cane, my walking stick,
still i pretend to continue and endure,
we rocked calicut and pune is next for sure,
if its not too clear whats goin' on in my rhymes,
imagine what it is, goin on in my mind... ... ... 

... blaaze 2009