Last month, we introduced you to 17 Lebanese Metal Bands You Should Listen To , but another music genre seems to be also on the rise in Lebanon, as a new wave of rappers has reached high heights in the last few years. We present to you 8 of those rappers who have been gaining notable attention from local fans:
Bass Atassi known as Yxng Ba$$ is a Beirut-based rapper, lyricist, and performer with a Syrian family background. His debut album “The Lord of La Grange” peaked at number 4 on the Apple Music Album Charts in Lebanon in 2021.
Goraba2 is a group of rappers from the Lebanese region of Akkar founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Youssef Sayouf. The members have created a distinguished identity with their oriental-fused HipHop beats, Arabic lyrics, and unique accent.
Balancing his passion for architecture and music, this young Lebanese rapper who writes and sings in English has produced two albums so far, “Unread” in 2020 and “Confession Of A Human” in 2021, and have many more projects coming.
An engineering graduate and rapper, Moe Jamul mixes music with humor, creating rap and HipHop tracks that tackle serious social issues in a sarcastic manner. His latest song “Hadara” premiered on November 23.
This 23-year-old commercial rapper from Tripoli has become quite popular with over 15 tracks released, which got him the chance to be featured on a song with actor and singer Wissam Saliba titled “The Big Chill”. You can catch him performing his newest single live at Station Beirut on December 11.