Tommy Hanna, known by his stage name
Stage name
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 Timz, is an Iraqi American
Iraqi American
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 rapper best known for his song "Iraq". His debut album is entitled Open for Business.

Born in San Diego, California
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 to Assyrian Chaldean Catholic
Chaldean Catholic Church
The Chaldean Catholic Church , is an Eastern Syriac particular church of the Catholic Church, maintaining full communion with the Bishop of Rome and the rest of the Catholic Church...

 parents from Baghdad
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, Iraq
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, he has gained recognition through the political messages in his music. He has also been featured on Fox News, MTV
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 News, and Al-Jazeera, as well as being nominated for "Best Hip-Hop Album" at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards
San Diego Music Awards
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He has recorded a theme song for the San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
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football team, although the team hasn't accepted it.

His music video "Iraq" won the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival Music Video of the Year. It also won MTVu's "The Freshman" in 2007

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