I am currently working on Energy & Rhythm - my third Hip-hop project.
I'm in the initial stages of the final stage, and will be constructing the songs in the upcoming weeks. Thematically, E&R provokes toward an expansive awareness. It signifies the "looking outside-of" and the "upward-into" of what is. Lyrically, E&R will consist of personal and socially conscious lyrics unto dope beat productions.
HollowDreamz was a stepping stone-project, and now Energy & Rhythm is yet another advancement and evolution of the self toward grander levels of experience & thus opportunity.Subscribe (below) to receive automatic updates. Otherwise, stay tuned. peace
SALLOUM started writing rhymes in 2007. After honing his skills for the next five years he released Epitome Perennial (2013) followed by HollowDreamz in 2014. Looking widely across various genres you’ll find a category of artists like Bob Marley, Mos Def, and Rage Against The Machine whose music hit on various levels; one, the sheer gut level – strong musicianship, attitude, and power; two, the emotional level – inspiration, justice, and empowerment; three, the intellectual level – articulate, poetic and thought-provoking lines that stick with you. Salloum’s artistic prowess belongs to this same category of artists. With his smooth delivery and unique poetry, Salloum explores all-embracing ideas with his awe-inspiring music.
The word to describe Salloum’s style would be refreshing. Check out Salloum’s music if you want to hear great, conscious music that is leading hip-hop in the right direction! ― Leecarso, Renman Music & Business
With a thought inspired intro, you immediately get the impression that you will be listening to a dope EP - Epitome Perennial. “True Story” featuring John Lennon instantly received the mark of approval. “Call Of Duty” is another track that hits hard. All throughout, this 8-track project is a recommended to all rap heads around the world. ― IndieRapBlog.com
Salloum's "Epitome Perennial" is an 8-track project with heavy message. Known for his lyricism, Salloum presents a political and humanitarian message in his latest release. We hear familiar quotes from John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and John F Kennedy. The track that stands out most is "Ooh La La Lah" with a hook derived from The Fugee's release with the same name. If you are looking for a solid 8-track release with heavy message, Salloum's "Epitome Perennial" is recommended. ― PwrMoves.hiphop
HollowDreamz is a concept album that sets out Salloum's belief in challenging social constructs and the importance of the individual. From this you can already tell that Salloum is a more intellectual and deep thinking artist than most rappers. His rapping style is fast and flowing with a great capacity for rhyme and wordplay, not dissimilar to Eminem in terms of delivery. In terms of his spiritual and political message he is similar to someone like Chuck D from Public Enemy. ― TheFaulknerReview.wordpress.com/
This is the real deal. Salloum has a lyrical depth all his own that few mainstreamers can touch. Salloum is for lovers of Hip-Hop who expect and require a positive voice, someone who represents the consciousness of the people. Besides shattering the limits and expanding the possibilities of current hip-hop trends as a conscious and cultural force, “HollowDreamz” shines for its blend of diverse samples, infectious beats, and intelligent lyrics. Moreover it’s Salloum’s fiercely intelligent vision and his compelling delivery that makes the album totally worthwhile. ― JamSphere.com
Salloum makes great music, which is meaningful and fun to listen to. As a hiphop artist Salloum has aimed his talent at his lyricism, which is consistent in the eye-opening social commentary in each of his songs. In “HollowDreamz”, that commentary is very present; however there is never a feeling of over-preachiness. ― IndependentMusicNews24.com