Censorship gives Hakim the green light to release album
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has finally given permission for the release of Egyptian singer Hakim’s latest album, after previously deciding to ban it. The committee had banned the release of Hakim’s album in the market, only one day after its launch, after receiving a complaint filed by a poet against Hakim over one of the songs in the album.
It was revealed that Hakim had placed his name on one of the song claiming he wrote it, when in fact he had previously bought it from its original creator Ahmad Abu Joudeh. Hakim was given permission to release the album after he admitted that the song belongs to Ahmad and gave him copyright over the song. The singer had feared that if he did not admit to not writing the song, his album may never find approval to be released in stores.
The album “Al Youmain Dool” (These Days) is produced by Music Now Production Company and features ten songs. The main highlight of the album is a duet between Hakim and American star James Brown under the title “Laila”. The duet written by Hisham Abdul Rahim and composed by Mohammad Siraj is to blend Western and Eastern styles in one. After countless negotiations, Hakim had finally struck a deal with Brown and the two agreed on singing the duet.
The song has been filmed in the form of a video clip in Georgia in the US. The story of the clip is simple and basically revolves around two old friends playing chess and then they start to play soccer, then ends with a live concert that the two singers take part in.– Albawaba.com
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