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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

Monday, February 23, 2009

...still speechless

God is kind... WOW... what a day... what a weekend actually...

Started off on a rather strange note, very bizarre indeed. After meticulous planning we worked out the kids schedules to workout a trip to the movies, (wife n kids and a friend). Delhi 6... and the movie was with a great message, which i believed in, so it was all good. Got through the rush, carrying my son, and though was sure i heard whispers of, 'is that blaaaa...?' not once did anyone stop to speak or sign autographs or anything, which was cool, as the kids were with me and it was hopefully just a trip to the movies with family and friends... however, the next day, a newspaper carries the story of BlaaZe spotted at the cinemas, with family n friends, in his trademark yellow pants..?? with the dangling B chain..? and seemed very self conscious with a change in his attitude...? fame ke side effects..? The story was correct in only the fact that we saw the film at the theatre.. the rest is made up to fill lines...! For the record, blue shirt / black n white addidas trackpants... No B medallion ..and still appreciate a friendly word or two with fans...!!! But .. this lead me to thinking how delicate words/statements/lies can become, when actually all that matters should be the work... ... ...!! well, wanted to get that off my chest all weekend!!


And with that the calls started for the next days run..this time it was for the pre oscars / oscars live on various channels, to be featured on whilst the show was on air... i found it hard to explain, but finaly did tell the people concerned who had been calling, i wanted to watch it in private, at peace and truly pray silently for Mr. Rahman's win... and it was all i wanted to do... and am thankful i managed to do it eventually.

Mr. A R Rahman's first Oscar

It felt strange to not want to do interviews at this time, when all i really thought about was wanting to speak to Mr. Rahman and tell him how amazing he is !! Truly, what a moment for him and ... what a moment for raqueeb and myself, to be mentioned alongwith Mr. Gulzar, at the Academy's is something that is God-sent. It seems to be a moment trapped in time in my mind, and am very humbled by his mentioning my name. Wow..again... and it was even more special cause i was with my family at home, watching it and praying within for his name to be announced...and when they did... what a moment indeed... god bless. Spoke to my sister who called from NY and even my BA Cinema college professor who saw the event live in LA... and my near and dear ones...they were so happy ..thank you, brother Rahman...

Today is also Maha Siva Ratri day and will be at the temple most evening and night...

If i missed your call in all this magic... hope you understand... am still kind of speechless...

Monday, January 26, 2009

World Premiere of Inqualab - The Video

here it is... the world premiere on MTV... Republic day Special 2009 !!

Inqualab by BlaaZe, Prince Ali & Raqueeb Alam
Video directed by Sajeed, Yusuf Khan & Adhil
featuring MTV Youth Icons and MTV Vj's

video

Thank You for making this possible !!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sometimes you gotta learn to love tradition!


Ama Vasya today... A day i never quite truly understood. The dark night with a full moon after 14 days, the monthly prayers offerred to our dear ones passed away, our ancestors. A remembrance of their lives, and an offerring of water to their souls..?

As a child, i often watched my dad perform this prayer every month, though i did not know then, that he was doing the 'tharpan' for his father, who had passed away at an early age. Nor did i imagine that i would be doing the same tharpan prayers for my late father, ever since 2003.

At that same span of three months, in 2003, my grandfather(mother's dad), and my grandmother(father's mum) also passed away...sending me to a crazy time of questioning, 'purpose' !! ..trying to learn and understand the rituals.. i slowly do - because it needs to be done. Sometimes you gotta learn to love tradition.

The souls' existence on another plane and still being with us in a sense, is what my belief says. On ama vasya day,when there is no moon visible, it is said that the plane on another level, passes one new day, , which to us is one month in our calendar, on this existence. And as we await our daily meal, it is this, the reason why we offer black-thil seeds and water, whilst doing the 'tharpan,' to signify an offering that transcends planes, every day to the departed soul, and to also feed the needy, so as to give the lost souls - in remembrance, and to give our own spirit, strength.

Never thought i would be able to do this, but today i await the ama vasya day, so as to relive a closeness to my dad and the ancestors, that i do miss dearly. A way to say i am doing what i know you would have done for me...