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"Rock On" By Fareed El Boricua Arabe Released On New Years Day To Critical Acclaim

"Rock On" Hits The Pavement on New Years Day With Critical Acclaim and International Radio Rotation

(New York, New York)

About "Rock On"

Released January 1, 2020, "Rock On" is a true rock anthem that will break down all genre barriers this year. The song combines rock with Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz and even adds Reggaeton to the mix, showing Sosua Sound Recordings production versatility.

""Rock On' unites fans of all genres, offering something for everyone who loves great music. The first song of it's kind, "Rock On" will rock 2020 and rock on forever as one of the best multi-genre songs ever written and performed.

“Rock On” is beautifully crafted evidence of Fareed El Boricua Arabe’s tenacity and finesse. His melodic, rhythmic, and textural language is truly impressive and there is no conceivable limit to where this passionate artist will go. For now, we can all rock out to this catchy single as Fareed rises to the top." - Indie Spoonful

"Rock On" was inspired by Fareed's desire to go back to his roots in hip hop and rock. He grew up listening to music by Carlos Santana, Run DMC, and groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. "Rock On" draws from these great music icons while adding the flavor of Fareed's creative genius.

"Fareed El Boricua Arabe sets a high bar in the hip hop/rock idiom as the song’s writing and production are top notch. In addition, he is a talented vocalist and rapper full of character and energy. “Rock On” is a song that knows no bounds, breaks down all genre barriers, and invites the world to participate. "Rock On" is more than a cross-over song - it is the perfect unity of music in multiple genres and a great song to start the New Year! " - Please Pass the Indie

"Rock On" was recorded in Puerto Plata Sosua Dominican Republic at Sosua Sound Recordings.  It was produced by Junior Galan and co-produced by Fareed El Boricua Arabe Dj Flex and Bass Music. The song was mastered by Junior Galan.

"Rock On" is now available on CDbaby.


"Rock On" is on heavy rotation on National Indie Radio's Pop Musik show. Fans find the schedule can tune-in online at or by downloading WNIR’s free apps anytime and anywhere. WNIR is on iTunes and Android. WNIR airs worldwide in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the UK and more.


About Fareed El Boricua Arabe

Fareed also known as El Boricua Arabe & El Boricua De La Bachata was a founding member of the legendary Freestyle Group Spirit Matter.  His successful career spans over 30 years as a recording artist, promoter, rapper, singer-songwriter and poet. 

Fareed started his music career as a member of the Hip Hop Crew Future Force along with Andrew Welsh, John Lindsey and Louis Sharpe a.k.a K7 of TKA/K7, at the world famous Roxy Nite Club.The Roxy performance opened up the door of opportunity for Fareed to record demo tapes with Full Force and Cultjam.

Fareed, Andrew Welsh, and John Lindsey formed the Hip hop group Death City Boyz.   As a member of Death City Boyz, Fareed was signed to Snowflake/Prism Record and released his first single titled "Bopsey Twins."   "Bopsey Twins" aired on WBLS' Mr. Magic's Rap attack show and is now considered an Electro Hip Hop classic.

After DCB decided to go separate ways, Fareed and Andrew Welsh formed the freestyle group Spirit Matter. Fareed had a chance run in with Frankie Bones at RPBC, a popular record pool in New York City.  Frankie Bones was working at the time with Tommy Musto for Midnight Sun/Tropical Heat Records on a song titled "Crimes Of Passion." Fareed and Andrew collaborated on Crimes Of Passion and were signed by Silvio PTancredi (former head of Atlantic Records Dance music division) to Tropical Heat Records. "Crimes of Passion" became an instant club hit in the New York City Latin hip hop club scene and was aired on Hot 103 in various mix shows.  Soon after the song aired on Power 96 Miami's top Dance Music radio station on full rotation. 

"Crimes Of Passion" changed Fareed's life forever making it to number 3 in airplay and sales in South Florida and giving him the opportunity to perform to sold out crowds all over New York City's top Dance Clubs (1018, Hearthrobs, Roseland and Palladium), and Miami (Casanova, 1235 and The Hialeah Racetrack).  Spirit Matter's "Crimes of Passion" hit big and today the song is considered a Freestyle Classic. 

His follow up single titled "Betrayal" was one of the first Latin Hip Hop Dance songs to combine live Latin percussion with live guitar power chord samples often imitated in today's EDM sound.  In 2012 Fareed and Producer Junior Galan started Sosua Sound Recordings and released Fareed´s debut Latin album-cd Love n Tears which spawned the now classic Merengue Track Bailando en La Playa which became a Youtube international hit.



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