Paul Nakad

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Paul Nakad
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"Sleek the Elite" with a Hellenic dancer at "Greek Dancing with the Stars", Paniyiri Festival 2007, Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
Background information
Birth name Paul Nakad
Also known as Sleek the Elite
Born (1975-10-21) October 21, 1975 (age 38)
Genres Hip-hop
Occupations Actor, rapper, technician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–present (as a rapper), 1998–present (as an actor)

Paul Nakad (born 21 October 1975) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best known by the name Sleek the Elite, which he used as a character name for the Pizza TV show and Fat Pizza movie.[1]

Fat Pizza would be the last regular spot in the Pizza series that Nakad would appear. It is believed that he and director Paul Fenech had a falling out (as shown in the episode "A Real Slice of Pizza") and because of that, he was written out of future episodes of the show.[citation needed]

It has been confirmed that Paul Nakad will be returning as Sleek The Elite in the new movie: Fat Pizza vs Housos. [2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Eastwood, New South Wales, Nakad grew up in the Ryde area. At the age of sixteen, Nakad left school.[3] After leaving school he became a refrigeration and air-conditioning technician.

Personal life[edit]

Nakad has stated that his five favourite Australian artists are "Midnight Oil, Men at Work, Kylie Minogue, Def Wish Cast and myself."[4]

Music[edit]

While working as a technician, Nakad spent all his spare time writing music and constantly gigging in small clubs, on community radio and steadily building his form as a unique Lebanese Australian hip-hop voice.[5]

This street-cred and his poetic turn of phrase, freestyle technique, and audience support culminated in 1997 when he recorded his first album Sleekism. DJ Soup provided Nakad's unique sample-laden music with groovy, funky, hard hitting beats as well as production.

In 2000, Madcap Records reissued Sleekism with altered artwork but with no content alterations.[3]

In 2007, rumors of a new album surfaced via his MySpace page.

Sleek The Elite is currently working on a new album, which will be produced by Faz, and will be released on the Disturbia Music Group Label.[6]

Other appearances[edit]

In 2003, Nakad was guest programmer for Australian music show rage.[7]

Acting[edit]

In 1998, Nakad landed his first acting role in Paul Fenech's short film Basic Equipment, and then later Fenech's feature film, Somewhere in the Darkness. Nakad and Fenech adopted the Sleek the Elite persona to Fenech's comedy series Pizza in 2000 and 2001.

In 2003, Nakad would appeared in the feature film Fat Pizza: The Movie.

After the release of the movie version of the Pizza series, Nakad left the Pizza team to focus on his rap career, releasing Hard for a Rapper in 2004. Nakad also teamed up with stand-up comedian and actor Nick Giannopoulos, appearing in Wog Story. While the show was running in Melbourne, Paul Nakad shared a dressing room with Anh Do. Do was working on the script of the film Footy Legends, and created the role of Walid especially for Nakad.

Discography[edit]

  • Sleekism (1997) - Sleekism Records
  • Sleekism (2000) - reissue from Madcap Records
  • Sleek the Elite EP (2003) - Badfly Records
  • Hard for a Rapper (2004) - Badfly Records

Compilations[edit]

  • Home Brewz Volume 2, various artists (1997) - "Microphone Bangin'"
  • Basic Equipment, various artists (1998) - "Revelations"

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Pizza (2000, 2001), as Sleek the Elite

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Fenech (director) (2003-04-10). Fat Pizza (Motion Picture). Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: SBS Independent. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=793499570684046&set=a.172173049483371.41546.159286614105348&type=1. Retrieved 6 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Artist Profile/Bio.". Madcap Records. 2000. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Sleek The Elite" (interview). Australian Music Online. 2003-06-30. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Tony. "The Middle Ground: Lebanese-Australian hip hop". taketherudder.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/groups/137411742937907/permalink/801166856562389/. Retrieved 9 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Guest Programmers and Specials". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2003-07-12. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 

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