|Birth name||Tommy Hanna|
San Diego, California, United States
|Origin||San Diego, California, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, producer, musician, songwriter|
Born in San Diego, California to Iraqi parents from Baghdad, Iraq, he has gained recognition through the political messages in his music. He has also been featured on Fox News, MTV News, and Al-Jazeera, as well as being nominated for "Best Hip-Hop Album" at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards.
His music video "Iraq" won the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival Music Video of the Year. It also won MTVu's "The Freshman" in 2007.
In popular culture
in 2011, Timz co-operated with DJ Outlaw and many other Arabic rappers and performers in a rap song "Arab World Unite" representing his mother country, Iraq in the project. The track released on 2seas Records features Qusai and Ayzee (Saudi Arabia), Timz (Iraq), Rush (Egypt), Murder Eyez (Syria), Balti (Tunisia), Flipp (Bahrain), Talal (Palestine), Vico (Lebanon). The song was uploaded to YouTube by DJ Outlaw and has over 90,000 views.
- 2006: Open For Business
- 2011: Future History EP
- 2008: "Iraq"
- 2011: "Refugee" (feat. Majid Kakka)
- featured in
- 2011: "Arab World Unite"
- Press release: San Diego-Based Rapper TIMZ Launches His American Dream with "Iraq," the Incendiary, Politically Charged First Single From His Autobiographical, Stereotype-Busting Indie Debut 'Open for Business'.
- Interview by Chuck Norris. chaldean -American Rapper Faces off Prejudice. Fox News interview via The America's Intelligence Wire.
- Fox News interview with Timz by Chuck Norris on YouTube.
- Kaufman, Gil. "Where Is The Anti-War Movement? Activists insist movement is working online and behind the scenes instead of marching." MTV News. Mar 7 2007
- San Diego City Beat: Locals Only article
- San Diedo City Beat article: Super Charger Redux
- Rieckhoff, Paul. "Meet TIMZ" GNN Guerilla News Network. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- News Hounds. "Iraqi American Tells FOX News Iraq Safer Under Saddam Hussein" January 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- Santos, Ines. "Benefit dinner raises money for children in Iraq". Daily Bruin. Monday, May 14, 2007 Retrieved 2008-05-25.