died January 14, 1999. The man best known as
was 37 years old, and at the peak of his career.
'Uzi Mahmood' was recorded to satisfy a specific request. Soleilmoon wanted a 12 inch single that DJs could play in nightclubs. The idea was to introduce Muslimgauze
to a potentially enormous new audience. But instead of the agreed on two or three tracks, he sent an eleven song compact disc, followed a week later by a 90 minute digital audio tape containing the entire CD plus two more pieces. Four songs were eventually selected for the experiment, and in the spring of 1998 a dirty-and-dubby 12" EP was released. Two more songs were later used to replace a pair of corrupted tracks on the master tape for 'Hussein Mahmood Jeeb Tehar Gass', released on CD in 1999.
In 2010 (the 4 song EP has been out of print for more than five years), seven more songs lie waiting in the vault, still unreleased, and the two tracks tacked onto 'Hussein Mahmood Jeeb Tehar Gass' are the only ones in wide circulation. Which is why Soleilmoon is so very pleased to finally be releasing all thirteen songs together on one record. 'Uzi Mahmood' is 90 minutes of the sexiest, most booty-shakin' Muslimgauze
music ever heard.