I have been doing a lot of videos with Kuwait’s Hip Hop scene the past few months. Rappers, BBoys, Beat Boxers and DJs are creating a vibrant Hip Hop scene here in Kuwait. Below are some of the people featured in my work for that scene.
Love him or hate him if you are living in Kuwait you have probably heard about Big D and seen some of his videos. The guy is continuously trying to get better and always writing or in the studio. I’ve worked with him a few times and consider him a friend now. The Big D you see online is loud, in your face and outrageous. He is very different than the introspective, mellow guy I know. Either way the music he is starting to put out now deserves the attention and hopefully getting some play on people’s iPods and Androids. Check out the videos I shot for him below. We wanted to keep them intimate and simple not make them huge productions and they get the point across pretty well.
Cursed Ink featuring Deep Raw (In The Studio)
Rage Of A Poet (In response to his “haters”)
Relevant Existance (Remembering the Iraq Invasion)
Gran Milli is an American rapper from Georgia working and living here in Kuwait. He is a modest, intelligent, talented guy and a charismatic rapper with real skills.
Gran Milli The Movement
MC Element has one of the most laid back and smooth flows I have heard in a while and his music is great. I heard one of his songs and wanted to work with him straight away. He just put out a new mix tape that is pretty diverse. He is currently in San Francisco
MC Element Faith In Me
A few months back most of the rappers here in Kuwait gathered together for a cypher the highlighted the skills and talent of the artists doing their thing here in Kuwait. Here is the cypher video featuring Beat boxers and beats.
Kuwait Hip Hop Cypher Vol 2
Djiby and Guled a rapper and R&B singer teamed up to create Lost Souls which is a thoughtful, poignant song about when life gets you down and getting up and pushing forward.
While working on the Cypher I met Duffy a funny, shy and very talented Beat Boxer. This is him entertaining the rappers while we waited for others to show.
Duffy – Kuwaiti Beat Boxer
Dance is getting more popular here in Kuwait…Much to the chagrin of many. Which is a shame because some of the dancers here are world class like the 965 Crew, Elektrik Crew and X Crew.
Doss is one of the founding members of the 965 Crew along with NJ and KG. Here he is below having a good time around Kuwait.
Doss Kuwait is my dance floor
Doss Kuwait dancing on the Edge of Kuwait
Moath aka BBoy Psycho is a fun loving down to earth guy who happens to be one of the baddest BBoys in the Mid East. Check him out at my apartment and in a massive battle with Can’t Stop Us.
BBoy battle featuring the music of Arabique another amazing Kuwaiti Rapper.
One Soul Crew was a BBoy Crew that sadly disbanded so they could pursue their own interests but man were they talented and funny. They also introduced me to Doss and the 965 crew!
So there you have it. The next time someone says Kuwait doesn’t have a music scene show them this post as evidence exhibit A. The scene here is big and this is just a fraction of what is going on!