Dr. Half Stupid. Still Stakin' Rupees.
I remember first finding out about Haji Springer when I used to shop at Bombay Bazaar on Valencia Street in San Francisco. Back then he was called P.I.D. (Polithizzin Indian Dude) and he had a pimped out ride that was full of promotional custom work and stickers that was always parked in front of the shop. Today there are always posters up at Bombay Bazaar promoting his newest releases.
"We got mole, menudo, the curry, tandoori, it's goin' down" - Chingo Bling
Tune: Indian Rapper by Haji Springer from the Hello Buddy Album. This tune sounds like a yellow bus ran over Ludachris, Ishq Bector, Timberland and Eminem.
Haji's persona highlights his Desi roots as well as his Bay Area Roots. He has created a character that makes fun of himself and his heritage while celebrating diversity. It also comes with a big dose of thizz and irresponsible lyrics. Flow is so so, gimmick is heavy, some of the beats are nice. He is unique. He holds it down for the bay and teams up with some local heavy hitters like Keak da Sneak. In true hyphy fashion, he has created a unique stage character, complete with stunna shades and a grill.
A lot of the production on the Hello Buddy album is by Bay Area legend Gennessee.
Tune: Purple Stuff [instrumental edit] produced by Gennessee
Tune: Hajiwood by Haji Springer also from the Hello Buddy album
Tune: Idman (Feat. Dar Gnawa, Sweetman & Staiffy) by U-Cef from the album Halalwood
Tune: Gnasaid by U-Cef from the album Halalium
Tune: Ya Rayah [urban fix] feat. rachid Taha by U-Cef
Tune: Ya Rayah by Rachid Taha
Tune: Ya Rayah [Sonar Remix] by Dahmane El Harrachi
Tune: Etmakhtary Yakheil by Ammar El Sherei from the album Ammar El Sherei Plays Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Tune: Ya Wabur Oully by Ammar El Sherei from the album Ammar El Sherei Plays Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Tune: Kalzoom (Feat. Amina Annabi) by U-Cef from the album Halalwood
Tune: Anta Oumri by Lole Y Manuel
Tune: Al Quivira by Lole Y Manuel