The initial song I purchased
At the age of 11, I discovered “It’s Alright” by East 17 at a Woolworths store in New Malden, located in the south-west region of London. In my perception, the band consisted of rebellious boys performing hardcore rap, but in reality, it was just pop music. This was my first exposure to rap music.
The tune I perform at a karaoke session.
I have experienced numerous karaoke sessions where I perform an underground rap song and receive no attention, which completely ruins the atmosphere. When I first got interested in hip-hop, I was also a fan of Green Day, but only their song “When I Come Around.” I memorized all the lyrics and can do a convincing impression where I sound very nasal.
The best song to play at a party
The underlying theme is apparent… However, I will play Shook Ones, Part II by Mobb Deep, rap along to every line, disrupt the atmosphere, and ultimately be asked to depart.
I have an inexplicable knowledge of every lyric in this song.
Who Am I (What’s My Name)? by Snoop Dogg. Doggystyle was the first album I bought. Actually, I stole it from my older sister’s friend and learned every single lyric. I used to braid my hair with rubber bands and walk around junior school thinking I was Snoop and no one knew what the hell I was talking about.
The song I listen to the most on my streaming service is:
The song “Gold” by Conducta featuring BIJI discusses being from both London and Kurdistan. As a Kurdish person, I was pleasantly surprised to see our culture represented in dance music through this song. I have been listening to it every day.
The tune I covertly enjoy, yet publicly declare my distaste for.
As a child, I disliked the song “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls. However, upon hearing it now, it brings back feelings of nostalgia. Recently, I heard it playing in a taxi, used the app Shazam to identify it, and then went home to watch a live performance. During this, I found myself crying. Five minutes later, I switched to listening to Snoop Dogg and my emotions were back to normal.
I am unable to listen to the song anymore.
The song “Bad” by Michael Jackson.
The top tune for my psychological well-being.
The song “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley evokes intense emotions, causing me to reflect, release, shed tears, feel nauseous, and become prepared for the upcoming day.
The song I wish I had written
Nas’s debut album, Illmatic, completely shifted my perspective on music. The lyrics are exceptional and I aspired to rap at his level.
The song that changed my life
I have a vivid memory of listening to DJ Zinc’s 138 Trek at a wild house party. This was the beginning of my passion for garage and grime music, and it ultimately led me to pursue pirate radio and create a show called People Just Do Nothing. This path significantly altered my life.
The melody that motivates me to start my day.
The song “Pump Pump” by Lil’ Malik and Snoop Dogg energizes me and prepares me for the day.
I want “The song I choose to be played at my funeral is:
Move aside – Kurupt FM.
Allan Mustafa is showing his support for Movember by raising awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, and prostate and testicular cancers. Visit Movember.com for more information.