Azeem Ahmad

Here's everything published by this contributor on musicOMH.


Born in Newcastle the same year as Maradona's 'hand of god', football was destined to be in Azeem's blood. Up until the age of eight, his diet consisted of football and listening to whatever his cheesy poppy big sister was into. Since then, football's still been a big part of his life, following Newcastle United and questioning why he bothers. But he's somehow found space for music too - despite being tone deaf. Since first hearing Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette was an idol to Azeem, so it followed that she was the first live act he ever saw. After that his taste has become as eclectic as it has ridiculous. Emerging through the Limp Bizkit phase relatively unscathed, 'real' rock fell into his path. The likes of Tool, Korn and Incubus all fell to him and Mr Mathers introduced him to the world of hip hop. There've been random 'bits on the side' that he's had affairs with - notably Prodigy and The Streets. And lately the club scene's added a bit of funky house into the equation. He has combined writing for musicOMH with the occasional slot on BBC Radio Newcastle, although the quest for higher education has brought him to Leeds to study Communications - and work for student radio.
Azeem Ahmad

Articles by Azeem Ahmad

Blak Twang – Speaking From Xperience (Album Reviews)
The Game – LAX (Album Reviews)
Marvin – Devil In The Distance (Album Reviews)
Lil Mama – VYP: Voice Of The Young People (Album Reviews)
Lupe Fiasco – The Cool (Album Reviews)
Jay-Z – American Gangster (Album Reviews)
Kano – London Town (Album Reviews)
Wiley – Playtime Is Over (Album Reviews)
Sway – One For The Journey EP (Album Reviews)
Ying Yang Twins – Chemically Imbalanced (Album Reviews)
Jay-Z – Kingdom Come (Album Reviews)
Jay-Z @ SECC, Glasgow (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
Pharrell – In My Mind (Album Reviews)
Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion (Album Reviews)
Mobb Deep – Blood Money (Album Reviews)
Akala – It’s Not A Rumour (Album Reviews)
Placebo @ Academy, Newcastle (Live Music + Gig Reviews)
David Banner – Certified (Album Reviews)
Sway – This Is My Demo (Album Reviews)
Eminem – Curtain Call: The Hits (Album Reviews)
Goal! (Films)