Najjah Calibur
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1st single & Video Ups and Downs. 2nd Single & Video So Far (Been A Pleasure)

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In such a rush to see the world Najjah Creft was almost born in an abandoned factory in Oakville Ontario. Immediately his family knew that Najjah was destined to remain in the spotlight for the rest of his life! With his father being a promising bass guitar player and mother a choir singer, Najjah naturally fell in love with music and performing at a very early age. By the time he was 4 Najjah was choreographing dance routines with his cousins to perform at family gatherings. They would perfect their routine upstairs, patiently waiting for the whole family and all their friends to arrive before putting on a show. This helped to hone his natural ability to entertain large crowds at a very early age. When Najjah was introduced to rap music he instantly found his passion. He recalls; “when I first heard Ladi Dadi by Slick Rick and my cousins’ cousin from New York was rapping along the lyrics, it was like love at first sight! I knew I had found my calling. I was fascinated. What a cool thing...rap?” He began writing songs that became such big hits among classmates that everyone had to have one. By the ninth grade Najjah became the dancer for his cousin’s rap group Asiatic Tribe. This is when cousin Yosie overheard one of Najjah’s songs and was convinced Najjah was born to be a famous rapper. He gave Najjah the stage name Calibur and insisted Najjah put dancing on the back burner to focus on developing new rhymes for the group. They soon made a name for themselves winning numerous talent competitions as well as developing a reputation in the local hip-hop community by ‘battling’ other crews across the city. Living in Toronto, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, Najjah’s musical influences were never limited to his love of rap. Joining a unique 10 piece rock/ reggae/ funk/ blues/ hip-hop band called Blues Underdog (B.U.D) opened up a whole new world of inspiration and musical creations for Najjah. B.U.D’s distinct sound was compared to groups like Black Eyed Peas, Sublime, and the Roots by the Canadian media. Since creation Blues Underdog has been consistently breaking musical barriers rocking the masses with their distinct sound. Lead by Najjah Calibur, Blues Underdog set off to tour the country with the Grammy nominated group Black Eyed Peas for a sold out tour in the spring of 2004. Shortly after news quickly spread of a stellar C.M.W. performance with Canadian rap icon Maestro Fresh Wes which lead to Blues Underdog being offered the opportunity to headline the Canada Day celebration at Nathan Phillip Square in Toronto. With recent successes fueling them Najjah and Blues Underdog invaded television sets across Canada with performances on The Toronto Show (Toronto 1), Urban Rush (Shaw), Breakfast Television (City TV), WIRED (A-Channel) and Eclipse Bandwarz (Rogers). While continuing to rock prestigious festivals across the country including the Canadian Music Week (Toronto), N.X.N.E. (Toronto), C.O.C.A. (Montreal), the Vanier Cup Football Championships (Toronto) & the HOT 89.9FM Urban Music Festival (Ottawa). Determined to make it in the music industry Najjah has been relentless at forwarding his career by any means necessary. Infamous among friends and colleagues for sneaking into concerts and musical award shows to network himself within the music community in an unwavering fashion that is sometimes flat out crazy, but always extremely affective. After enjoying his most recent accomplishment, being featured on Adriana’s hit single "Let You Go” recently charted on Chum FM’s top 40, Najjah Calibur is currently recording his own solo album and plans to officially release the first single called “Ups & Downs” in the near future.