Hakim hoping to cut a deal with Whitney Houston
The music industry recently witnessed the launching of a new duet, written by Hisham Abdul Rahim and composed by Mohammad Siraj, by Egyptian singer Hakim and American singer James Brown that blends Western and Eastern styles in one. At the same time, Hakim is in the process of preparing for his first acting experience in the film “Ali Spicy”, which is a comedy drama. The singer will begin shooting the scenes in the very near future alongside Egyptian actress Sumaya Al Khashab.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Hakim announced that he is also busy these days trying to cut deals with a number of international female singers to sing duets with. The singer revealed that he is hoping to reach an agreement with American pop star Whitney Houston for his upcoming duet, which he already began preparing for.
After countless negotiations, Hakim had finally struck a deal with Brown and the two agreed on singing the duet under the title “Al Lail” (Night), which has finally been recorded and released in his latest album. The song had been filmed in the form of a video clip in Georgia in the US. The story of the clip is simple and 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.
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has finally given permission for the release 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 the duet Hakim and Brown sang.– Albawaba.com
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