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Mecca 2 Medina
Mecca 2 Medina have been in existence for eleven years. The group was formed by Rakin Fetuga after he was given advice by his Sheikh to continue using his musical talents to make Islamic music. Rakin Fetuga, a former member of successful UK hip-hop group Cash Crew, started Mecca 2 Medina in 1996, along with Ishmael Yasin and Abdul Karim. The group aims to educate, entertain and enlighten through the music of conscious hip-hop. All of the members converted to Islam and you can hear the influence of this in their lyrics.
The group have performed as far afield as Nigeria to Chicago and at Islamic conferences alongside many other top Islamic music groups. Mecca 2 Medina also perform up and down the UK at Islamic events and universities.
The group were also proud to perform at the first Islamic Eid celebration in Trafalgar square an estimated 25,000 people attended the event. They have performed for organisations such as Love Music Hate Racism and The Stop the War Coalition. The group also performed at the RISE festival where they received a rapturous response.
The boys have completed two hip hop albums and two mini albums. These were:- Mecca Experience, Revolutionary Rap, Truthseekers and Seeing Through the Smoke. This has helped the group to gain a diverse fan base.