Mayam Mahmoud is a rapper and women activist in Egypt. She has always been multi-talented. Mayam is known as Egypt’s first veil rapper. She began rapping at the age of 10 after being introduced to poetry by her mother. Being that she is a female, nobody really believed females could rap because rap had been so “male” dominant.
Mayam appeared on Arabs Got Talent when she turned 18 and quickly made a buzz for herself. Just like every conscious rapper, Mayam believes that hip hop music is about the language that is used, giving people the ability to express their thoughts and music through powerful lyrics. Mayam lyrics mostly focuses on the rights of woman. She focuses on the discrimination of woman.
Born in Mansoura City of Egypt, Ahmad Amin AKA MC Amin AKA El- General is a member of the record label Arab League. He grew up analyzing the lyrics of the late great 2pac and began to rap at an early age. In 2004, MC Amin talents started to become recognized and he gained several gigs within Mansoura. In 2006 he created two bands: Black Attack and the Arab Rap Soldiers. The idea was that he wanted to make his own music and mix his voices to attract more listeners. He has an east coast punch line type of style when it comes to his raps. His punchlines are truly aggressive. What makes MC Amin stand out is his voice for the Arab people. Continue reading “Egyptian Flows”