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Mehdi Monir also known as Meditate is an English Rapper and songwriter from Brighton, UK. He is also the owner/CEO/Director/Founder of Meditate Records.
Mehdi was born on 16 May 1994. His musical career started as a hobby merely to pass the time when he was 15 whilst (trying to survive a difficult season in his life.
From really humble beginnings, Mehdi only realised he had something special after he started to compete with other musically talented friends. A career in music soon became a life goal that not only steered him away from trouble but was also a really positive release for his emotions. Encouraged Meditate Official (Rapper) by his friends and family, Mehdi, aged 17 released his first single, ‘People’s Cry on YouTube and Sound cloud on 9th January 2012.
● Music Career Mehdi has continued to grow musically, as an artist and as a person, releasing numerous other singles including a 4 track E.P. Wake up & Into your Dreams, another single, Write Offs and his most recent project, a 9 track L.P. called Truths. With his personal journey and struggles he has faced being his inspiration, he now seeks to inspire others to rise above their circumstances. Always keen to grow, he lives by his own motto of “A mistake understood you can learn by...but a mistake clueless to you, you can’t put right.” 2014: Wake up & Into your Dreams In 2014 he released his first 4 track E.P. called ’Wake up & Into your dreams’, featuring, amongst others, (Blackink and Bigs), local artists from Brighton. Greed, a music video, was released on channel BL@CKBOX in Essex, whilst Darkness Brighton, another music video was released on his personal YouTube Channel, (Meditate Official). 2016: Write Offs and other music videos After a small break he returned to the music scene on 5th August 2016 and released another music video called Moments on channel P110. On 10th August 2016 he released his new single and music video, Write Offs. This was shortly followed by Drinking with me, also a music video released on 14 December 2016 also on channel P110. 2018: Meditate Records Since 2016, Mehdi has worked extremely hard and has just released his 1st L.P. called Truths on all major digital platforms. Truths has 9 tracks with each track revealing a certain truth either to do with a specific situation in his life or his feelings and opinions he has carried throughout his journey.
On 5th February 2018 Mehdi made the bold decision to start his own Record Label Company called Meditate Records. His first release through Meditate Records, on 9th March 2018, was a brand new music video from his album Truths entitled Away using VEVO as a platform for the very first time. He has also been on many other great channels with plenty of freestyle/live videos and has aspirations to be on more. On 29th June 2018 Mehdi released his nine track L.P 'Truths' on all digital platforms. On 23rd August Mehdi released his first Persian rap single 'Dunya' on all digital platforms.
In 2022 he finally released his Test Road project on YouTube, Bandcamp and Soundcloud for free after 3 years of recording a track at a time as and when he had time alongside working as a full time 'Mobile Response Officer' In front line Security for the SIA.
This also followed the quick release of his newest EP Project 'B-Major' which for the first time was a release in the same year (2022) which makes a change from his usual couple years and often more than a few years break from music to experience life.
In his own words this project means the most to him as he managed to collaborate with one of his favourite Rappers growing up who is also of Persian background like himself which made it all the more meaningful being his first collaboration with someone of the same dual nationality on track 02 from the EP titled, Sometimes featuring Mic Righteous.
He has also introduced a new and talented singer 'Katie Wize' on track 04 from the EP titled, 'How many times'.
On 7th July 2023 Mehdi Monir released a new single titled ‘Yell’. He collaborated with Platinum Producer Chad Dexter who has worked with some of the industry’s biggest artists.
Chad Dexter is known for his talent and high profile collaborations with the following artists:
50 Cent/G-Unit• PartyNextDoor• Lil Uzi Vert / Azealia Banks• Ashanti• BET/MTV• Jesse Boykins• Jason Derulo• Fergie•Cassie• Luke James• Travis McCoy & more.
Clean sound (i.e. Drake,The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Kodak Black,
21 Savage,Tyler, the Creator, Key Glock,Future,Post Malone, LilBaby, Roddy Rich, Lizzo, Young Thug, Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Justin Beiber)
- 2 time Grammy nominated
- 10x Platinum
- Producer on 3 Billboard #1 albums with over 20 years experience.
Mehdi Monir and Chad Dexter got together on a collaboration for Mehdi’s (aka Meditate)‘s first single in the Indie/Rap genre.
● Modeling Career Today, Mehdi Monir, also known as Meditate is not only a talented musician but has expanded his horizon and now also has his sights set on a modeling career.
In November 2017 with Fresh Agents, a modeling agency located in Brighton. In March 2017, Mehdi pursued an opportunity to combine his love of boxing, another tool he used to help deal with his anger, with modeling and started a local YouTube boxing channel/photography and videography page called Box Brighton. This will serve as a platform to showcase aspiring athletes and other talents. Mehdi, aka Meditate has a big heart, big dreams and a passion and desire to impact others through his journey.
Wake up & Into your dreams E.P (Released 2014)
Write offs - Single (Released 2016)
Truths LP (Released 2018)
Test Road (Released 2022)
B-Major EP (Released 2022)
Yell (Single) (Released 2023)