My Top 10 Influences in my life by Hussain Manawer


“I have had diverse influences in my journey. Here is no par­ticular order are 10 of them,” said poet Hussain Manawer. Avril Lavigne: She delivered one of the greatest-ever albums at a time when I was growing up in high school. She was bold, pas­sionate, oozing with energy and vibes, and was something so dif­ferent to hear. I still bang her mu­sic out now. I think she was time­less with what she did. Artful Dodger: Now you’re movin too fast! Artful Dodger made so many bangers that when I hear them, they instantly hit so many forms of nostalgia in my mind, of life growing up as a British teen­ager. Going to the funfair and rid­ing the bumper cars. If I could work with anybody one day, I would love for it to be Mr Dodger. Tupac Shakur: Pac did something to me mentally that had never been done before. He opened my mind with his poetry, especially his work in The Rose That Grew From The Concrete. Despite the huge mainstream media adversi­ty, controversial standpoints and hectic lifestyle, he shone as an artist and that will forever make him the greatest of all time. Ms Scandalous & Panjabi Hit Squad: The RDB sound of Eng­land gave a voice to British Asians, but when these guys dropped Hai Hai it did something to us in our Honda Civics driving to the melas. As you can tell, I am all about feeling and don’t ever forget how someone made me feel. I wish I had got to see these lot collectively perform live. Bruce Daisley: You might need to Google who Bruce is among the list of celebrities, but he is a man who has defied the social norms in so many ways in his life and gone on to achieve…

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