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Mehdi Monir, also known as Meditate, is an English Rapper/HipHop/Grime artist and songwriter from Brighton, UK. He is also the owner/CEO/Director/Funder of Meditate Records.
Mehdi was born on 16 May 1994. His musical career started as a hobby merely to pass the time when he 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 and anger problems he was dealing with at the time. It was only after several appearances in the Magistrates Court and eventually narrowly escaping a 6 year prison sentence that Mehdi made the radical decision to turn his life around. Encouraged by his friends and family, Mehdi, aged 17 released his first single, ‘People’s Cry on YouTube and Soundcloud 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 took 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 for 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.
● Modelling 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 modelling career. He signed his first professional modelling contract on 30th January 2017 with Epic Model Management, one of London’s leading agencies and another contract in November 2017 with Fresh Agents, a modelling 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 modelling 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 L.P (Released 2018)