Nadirah X

Nadirah X

 Sherman Oaks, California, USA
BandHip HopSpoken Word

"Her words are direct. They come from the street and hit you in the gut" Deepak Chopra

Biography

“Her words are direct. They come from the street and hit you in the gut” – Deepak Chopra
NADIRAH X aka Nadz is...
A fierce Jamaican bred MC, Nadirah X combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, soul and spoken word – she is revolutionary in mind and music. Her lyrical power knows no limits, incorporating her relentless views on self-examination, relationships and injustice. Her dynamic performance, courage and story-telling brilliance have captured a wide audience, anxious for her debut album. An ‘ordinary girl’ with an extraordinary will, Nadirah X is on a mission to speak truth to today’s youth.
From her start as a breakout artist in Jamaica, Nadirah has put together an impressive resume’. She was acclaimed the “Best New Female Artist” in Jamaica. Later, Nadirah X was selected by Coca Cola as an artiste for their “Real Campaign” in the Caribbean.
Nadirah’s unique rap delivery and evolving style won her the Caribbean Musical Expo competition. It was at this winning performance where Nadirah met rock legend Dave Stewart (one half of multi-platinum duo The Eurythmics). Stewart immediately signed her to a management deal and began composing and producing music with her. Nadirah also joined his European tour along with Mud Bone, lead singer for Parliament/Funkadelic.
Nadirah went on to record with Mud bone on his “Fresh Mud” album, produced by Stewart and released in the UK. The success of that recording led to an invitation to support Pink’s “I’m Not Dead” Tour in the UK as an opening act. Her success in the UK opened the door to many more collaborations, accolades and opportunities. She went on to perform in China at their Midi Festival.
On stage Nadirah is a bright and glorious serge of energy that transcends into shockwaves vibrating throughout her audience, leaving them in awe of her amazing ability to re-connect with one and all through the power of her presence and sound.
Recently, Nadirah performed at the Brazilian Back2Black Festival, where she delivered a historical performance as the first Jamaican artiste ever to perform upon that stage. The grand delivery of her performance left Brazil in a frenzy of enlightenment.
Nadirah X has graced upon some of the biggest stages around the world performing amongst many of the world’s greatest musical pioneers of our time. She was recently invited to Memphis, Tennessee (USA) by Mr. Harry Belafonte to facilitate a workshop presentation for over 30 local children and gave a historical performance at the Masonic Temple where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last speech.
Whilst in Memphis, Nadirah also made an appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show. On all these plateaus, Nadirah proves to be a source of enlightenment, a visionary and
a great pioneer of the music, setting her momentum at an even greater pace.
With all these tremendous attributes, Nadirah x is set upon establishing her self through her music as a liberating force for one and all. Her musical composition, “I Hate This” was included on the Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life soundtrack. Her collaborations with Mick Jagger and Joss Stone appear in the Golden Globe award- winning soundtrack for the film Alfie. Nadirah has also composed music and recorded with Jimmy Cliff on his acclaimed Grammy nominated album, “Black Magic”. Nadirah is also featured on Annie Lennox’s latest album, “Songs of Mass Destruction” in the single “Womankind”, which was also featured in the film The Women, The song is produced by Glenn Ballard.
In May 2010 Nadirah premiered as the lead actress for Tim Kring’s (the creator of the hit series Hero’s) newest project, The Conspiracy for good (www.conspiracyforgood.com). This ambitious and first of its kind interactive multimedia project takes ‘players’ on a worldwide hunt to root out corporate greed and government negligence. In partnership with Nokia and the NGO Room to Read, collaborative efforts with The Conspiracy For Good will help raise money to build libraries and establish reading programs in Zambia, an impoverished nation in Central Africa.
Currently, Nadirah is writing and recording with Greek Superstar Anna Vissi, Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart. She was recently selected as the face of a new marketing campaign for Flip Video’s latest line of digital camcorders. Nadirah’s Book of Poetry called Ink same title as her album is also now available with an amazing foreword form Critically acclaimed writer Deepak Chopra.

A FEW THINGS SAID ABOUT Nadirah X
“What the 21st Century needs is a 21st century voice, and nothing represents that voice better than Nadirah X” - Harry Belafonte
“I love her voice.. I can feel her in my veins” – Ana Vissi "She's Wicked"- Joss Stone
“Her words and intent are not only pure and spot on social political commentary, but she has the most beautiful and graceful presence” - Dave Stewart, Eurhythmics
"She's the real deal" - Mick Jagger,
“To get this much from an artist is a gift of a qualitative kind, not a pleasant
distraction, she is ...Fierce

Lyrics

Here It Comes

Written By: Nadirah X, Ned Douglas, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart

HERE IT COMES - NADIRAH X

This is for the unjustified, the victimized ostentatious people
you will soon realize
Your words are venomous to the youths, when all you teach
Is Shoot, Shoot, Shoot!
To kill, to get the bling and your customized rims and things
But underneath it all what does it bring
“By any means necessary”
Is what you scream, we need a wake up call
Stop living in a dream
That is not what Marcus Garvey fought for
What Farrakhan march the streets of D.C for
So cut your narcissism, it’s all about what’s within
What you give is what you get so be good with the giving
No body is perfect so we really need to check our living
Cut the egotism and the dogmatism
Politicians better shut your mouths
Unless you can solve the monetary drought

Here comes the rain again
I’m hoping we can find a little sunshine
Here comes the rain again
Everyday All day will I lose my mind

Now they tell me accept what we can’t change
Everyday is a new page, but I INK in rage
Signs are cryptic I feel; like a misfit
Looking around we must wonder how we live this
I use to see drive byes in the movies
Now it’s all around like rock stars and groupies
You got the man up the street got the kids at your feet
Got police in a heat but the violence can’t cease
The tough a get tougher man
Rough a get rougher man
Every youth want to drive in a Hummer man
Slinging them things to be known as the gunner man

My young sister gets lost in the mixture
Become a fixture like cough syrup elixirs
And my brothers wanting sisters for the moment
For stoning and boning
Till innocence is stolen

Here comes the rain again
I’m hoping we can find a little sunshine
Here comes the rain again
Everyday All-day will I lose my mind

CHO
Here comes the rain again
I’m hoping we can find a little sunshine
Here comes the rain again
Everyday All day will I lose my mind

Cuz anuh every drum beat yuh fi dance to
cuz di dance might be yuh last chance suh
all i'm saying is release the leash on peace
go get yours but don't leave behind a decease
find the east and get down on your knees realize
what's indide is a beautiful release
my sisteren my brederen
we can have it right here that place call heaven

Here comes the rain again

Tough Life

Written By: NADIRAH X and MICHAEL BRADFORD

TOUGH LIFE - NADIRAH X AND MICHAEL BRADFORD

IT'S A TOUGH LIFE
YOU GOTTA PUT UP A FIGHT
SO WHEN THAT STORM COMES POURING
STAY WARM INSIDE
IT'S ALRIGHT WE'RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT

HANGING FROM CLIFFS AND I'M BOUNCING SIDE TO SIDE
CAN'T FALL
I'M TOO TIRED
BUT BELOW IS A TOUGH RIDE
DUST IN EYES STRAPS LOOSE
SLOWLY BECOMING A NUSE
DON'T LOOK DOWN
CAN'T LOOK DOWN
I'M TOO FAR FROM THE GROUND
I GOTTA KEEP MOVING MOVING
NO SENSE IN LOSING LOSING
GET A GRIP QUICK GET A GRIP QUICK
DON'T SLIP DON'T SLIP DON'T SLIP
SEE THAT'S THE TRICK HOLD ON TIGHT
WHEN THEY CRACK THE WHIP
16 OZ TAKE A SIP AND KNOW NO WORDZ AS QUIT

IT'S A TOUGH LIFE
YOU GOTTA PUT UP A FIGHT
SO WHEN THAT STORM COMES POURING
STAY WARM INSIDE
IT'S ALRIGHT WE'RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT

I TOOK AN UPPER CUT AND A HIT STRAIGHT TOO THE GUT
STILL STANDING THOUGH
RIGHT NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
STICK AND MOVE STICK AND MOVE
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY TO DO
I GOT A LITTLE ALI IN ME
LET'S SEE WHO'S ROUND THIS WILL BE
JAB AND BLOCK JAB AND BLOCK
CONNECT WITH A BODY SHOT
ADRENALIN GOT ME FEELING LIKE
I'M FRESH OUT THE BODY SHOP
10 SECONDS AND COUNTING DOWN
I WILL SURVIVE THIS ROUND
A FEW SECONDS TO SIT
LET ME TAKE A SIP AND KNOW NO WORDS AS QUIT.

IT'S A TOUGH LIFE
YOU GOTTA PUT UP A FIGHT
SO WHEN THAT STORM COMES POURING
STAY WARM INSIDE
IT'S ALRIGHT WE'RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT

MI NUH KNOW A WHA DEM FEEL LIKE
WAAN ATTACK WHEN WHEN DEM FEEL MI WEAK SYKE
LAY DEM OUT WITH A TUFF ASS STEAL PIPE
DON'T STOP DON'T STOP DON'T STOP

Discography

NADIRAH X - INK ALBUM (iTunes) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ink/id391221615
MUDBONE FEAT. NADIRAH X - FRESHMUD (iTunes)
WOMANKIND - ANNIE LENNOX feat. NADIRAH X (iTunes)
WICKED TIME - NADIRAH X feat. JOSS STONE AND MICK JAGGER (ALFIE SDTK)
NADIRAH 'NADZ' SEID - I HATE THIS - LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER , CRADLE OF LIFE SDTK

Set List

SET IS USUALLY 30-40MINS.
SONGS:
1. ORDINARY GIRL
2. HERE IT COMES
3. TUFF LYFE
4. REQLESS
5. NOT TODAY
6. I HATE THIS