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Ya-rayi (europe).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 2004 (International)
June 27, 2005 (USA)
LabelUniversal Records and Wrasse Records
ProducerDon Was, Jacob Desvarieux, Philippe Eidel, K. C. Porter, and Dawn Elder
Khaled chronology
Best Of Khaled
US release cover
Ya-rayi (us).jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Khaled's Ya-Rayi (Arabic: يا رأيي‎, meaning My opinion) studio album was released in Europe in August 2004 by AZ Records, a label of Universal Music France, and later licensed in UK, and then reissued in United States on June 27, 2005. The European release was dubbed a "back to the roots" album, while the United States release was dubbed a "peace through music" album.

The album includes remakes of El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka's "El-H'mam" and Rabah Driassa and Blaoui Houari's "H'mama".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mani Hani"
  2. "Ya-Rayi"
  3. "Zine Zina"
  4. "El-H'mam"
  5. "Lemen"
  6. "Ya Galbi"
  7. "H'mama"
  8. "Ensa El Hem"
  9. "Hagda"
  10. "El Ghira"
  11. "El-H'mam" (Imhotep Remix)

In the UK the Universal Music France album was licensed unchanged to Wrasse Records with the French album track listing and an extra DVD of music clips. The Wrasse Records release (Wrasse 127X) included the original French booklet with Arabic sung texts in French romanization and studio notes in French, but with a CD backing tray insert in English.


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