Los Angeles, CA ~ The week or so since his debut street album, "The Time Is Right" dropped has been a very busy time for up-and-comer Azad Right, beginning with his Hollywood release party at Hemingways. Known to think outside the box, Azad had local live artist Gena Milanesi capturing moments from the night on canvas during the event, including a painting of his album cover, during his performance. Azad debuted "Alone" and"Showtime" from his newly released project.
Azad was joined on stage by his producer, Professor O, at the Dolce Vodka ( http://dolcetouch.com) sponsored event with an additional performance cameo by EQ. The happy crowd walked away with specially-created Azad Right chocolate bars.
Then it was off to New York's Woodstock Film Festival for Azad where writer-director Katja Esson's documentary, "Poetry of Resilience" won for 'Best Documentary Short.' The 40-minute film documents a gathering of six poets from around the world who survived some of the worst political atrocities of the 20th Century, including Azad's own father, renowned Iranian poet, Majid Naficy. "Trapped Outside", a song Azad wrote at the age of 18, were featured in the film, which touches on how his father's talent and love for writing have been passed down to his now 23 year old son. Azad then performed his spoken word piece "The Choir" before the spellbound audience.
Rapping since the age of 14, Azad is no stranger to laying his thoughts before a live audience. He was in fact discovered by Adidas in 2010 and tapped for their international spoken word campaign. He has since gone on to open for the likes of Redman and Method Man, Kendrick Lamar and most recently, Jay Rock at his recent Key Club concert. Azad released his debut street album, "The Time Is Right" via DJBooth.net on September 21st - http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/azad-right-time-is-right
Woodstock Film Festival Playlist - http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/rave2/playlist.htm (featuring "Trapped Outside" by Azad Right)
"Poetry of Resilience" - http://www.poetryofresilience.com/