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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Back in da day...

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Some treats for my fellow bloggers... I am blessed
that I have been in situations in my life where I have
been lucky to make a difference and to set up different
projects and groups. Back in da day I used to do a lot
of acting and writing. In '84 I set up a multiracial
company called AIR theatre in South London
(shout out to one of our Basque members Edurne who
got back in touch after 18 years). But one of my most
fufilling times was wit Aajkal Theatre who I co-founded
in '89.These are some of the shows we did from '89 to
'93 as the first Asian theatre company to be set up in
the North. As well as actors like Shahid Ahmed whos
gonna blow up large (watch yer back Jimmi Mistry)
it produced the rappers Kaliphz/Kaleef and musician
Jaydev Mistry.

My Kaliphz bros - I managed them for year and helped
them get signed up to London Records for a cool one

Shouts out to Mush, Chocky, Jabba, Sefton & Nad

Colour pic is of one of the tours we did in Greater
Manchester & Newcastle.

Left to right Jaydev, Pasha, Moi, Shahid & Meena.

We were doing crazy south asian stuff b4 da likes of
'Goodness Gracious Me' But I think our stuff was too
raw and leftfield. Sketches on impotency entirely in
urdu/punjabi,serious stories about lost dreams and
roti, and dope rappers straight out of Rochdale.

Man those were crazy times...
15th Dec 2005, 23:15   | tags:,,,,

anonymous says:

Kaliphz, didn't they do that track golden brown - got a feelin I bought that on 12"

16th Dec 2005, 09:36

DocD says:

Yup same crew

16th Dec 2005, 21:17

Mush says:

Yo Doc Dee man where's that Million quid that London Gave you for the Kaliphz...

From Mush the Original Kaliphiliac

18th Jul 2006, 23:15

DocD says:

Tu-fan bro u still alive? That Millions squid went on Squibs coke habit. Hook up soon in Tooting yayrah

19th Jul 2006, 00:44

mat says:

You managed Kaliphz? hardcore!

I'm pretty sure have some of their records, somewhere in the stack.

19th Jul 2006, 00:50

DocD says:

I was their manager for a year - helped them get studio time, gigs and their first demo tape. Still try and keep in touch wit da UK hip hop scene and always remember those days.

19th Jul 2006, 16:28

Mush says:

Saqib is the Most honorable man I have ever met. Not only did he manage Kaliphz he was an original member. When kaliphz started to take off, he backed out saying he couldnt do the job good enough. He never once claimed a stake even though he deserves the utmost credit for Kaliphz. He is the one person I have met in life I can honestly say has not got a single bad thing about Mush from Kaliphz now in Fun-da-mental and Silence is Consent

22nd Jul 2006, 10:46

Mush says:

YES I AM STILL ALIVE waiting for that phone call bro

22nd Jul 2006, 10:47

rors(rors-at-rawthoughts-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

hey all..
message for mush if he's reading..

hey man, its rors nellys mate from back in the day.. remember all those late night recording sessions in irlam.. and the vibe tha joint video shoot in that freezing warehouse in london..?

anyway man.. hope you an' tha guys are all good. ping me a mail if ya get this.. nelly would love to hear from you man (he's just become a dad!)

take care bro.. rors

7th Mar 2007, 11:59

Raj says:

Yo saqib good to see you are still writing in some form or other. How's deepest darkest wycombe ? You still there ?

Your work wasn't "too leftfield" it was cutting edge you should put some audio up let people see what they are missing. Still read your book if you ever come to manchester put it up man, let it flow

take care


24th Jun 2007, 19:31