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  • Writer's pictureMajid Alhusseini

9 Arab Hip Hop Producers to Follow in 2024

Updated: Jun 11



The Arab hip-hop scene is experiencing a dynamic surge of creativity, where traditional influences and contemporary urban styles merge to create something truly unique. As we step into 2024, the spotlight is on a new wave of producers who are pushing the boundaries of the genre and gaining recognition both locally and internationally. These nine Arab hip-hop producers are distinguished by their innovative sounds, cultural fusion, and groundbreaking beats that define the future of hip-hop in the Arab world. From Morocco to Saudi Arabia, their work is a testament to the vibrant and evolving landscape of Arab music. Let’s delve into the profiles of these trailblazers who are making waves in the industry.


Fredwreck



Palestinian American producer FredWreck is one of the most successful Arab music producers in the Western world. Born in Michigan after his parents fled Palestine following the Six-Day War, FredWreck pursued a career in music and got his big break when he signed with Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath Entertainment. There, he worked with legendary artists like Snoop Dogg and Kurupt. He quickly established himself as a go-to producer, collaborating with stars such as Britney Spears, Eminem, Ice Cube, Westside Connection, Lil’ Kim, Hilary Duff, Xzibit, The Game, Nate Dogg, Everlast, Cypress Hill, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, and The Doors. His talent also extended to non-US acts, including Dizzie Rascal, Tamer Hosney, Qusai, Karl Wolf, and Adil Omar.


Ramoon




Ramoon, a talented producer from Rabat, the capital of Morocco, has been making significant strides in the music industry. He has produced tracks for internationally acclaimed artists, most notably 6ix9ine's hit single 'YAYA'. Ramoon's ability to blend traditional Moroccan sounds with contemporary hip hop elements has garnered him a growing fanbase. This September, he is set to make his highly anticipated live performance debut at the Time Lapse Festival in Bouznika, marking a major milestone in his career. With his unique sound and increasing recognition, Ramoon is poised to become a key player in the global hip hop scene.


Ay The Producer



Ayham Homsi, known professionally as AY The Producer, is a Syrian music producer based in the UAE. Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, AY experienced the burgeoning hip-hop scene in Jeddah firsthand, collaborating with notable artists including X Factor winner Hamza Hawsawi. His early exposure to the vibrant music culture in Jeddah laid the foundation for his career in music production.


After relocating to Dubai, AY The Producer continued to expand his influence in the regional music industry. He produced songs and albums for several prominent artists, such as Jeed, Adam Nabeel, Mohflow, and many others. His work spans various genres and showcases his versatility and talent as a producer.


In addition to his achievements in music production, AY is the co-founder of HRMNY, a creative agency and collective. HRMNY is involved in a range of creative projects, further cementing AY's role as a key figure in the Middle Eastern music and creative scenes. Through his multifaceted contributions, AY The Producer has significantly impacted the development and promotion of music in the region.


Saud



Saud Al Turki, known professionally as Saüd, is a prominent Saudi music producer and the founder of the music label Brij Entertainment. His journey in music production began during his studies in Los Angeles, where he gained experience producing records for both American and Saudi artists. In 2017, Saüd established Brij Entertainment with the vision of connecting Saudi musicians with fans and talents both regionally and globally. The label aims to create a bridge between local Saudi talent and the global music infrastructure, aptly reflected in its name, Brij (Bridge).


Under his leadership, Brij Entertainment has become a significant platform for nurturing and promoting Saudi talent. Saüd has played a pivotal role in producing numerous Hip hop and R&B records for a diverse array of renowned artists, including Zii, Pre Kairo, PRZNT, and Shilo. Through his work, Saüd continues to make substantial contributions to the music industry, fostering collaboration and cultural exchange between Saudi Arabia and the wider world.


Khalifa Santo



Since 2017, the music producer, beat maker, and all-around remix genius living in Abu Dhabi has been experimenting with music. With 82k Instagram followers and 43.9k Youtube subscribers, it's safe to assume that Khalifa is on the rise after his explosion in March 2020.


The underground producer mashes up the newest hip-hop hits that are topping the charts with some of the most well-known Arab performers from the past. ... it's debatable whether the majority of his remixes are superior to the original music. Beats by Khalifa are more than just creative. His ability to blend music from Arab culture with current radio hits is exceptional for a local performer. His compositions are a flawless synthesis of traditional Arabic music.


Al Nather



Palestinian producer and rapper Al Nather has emerged as one of the most unique and challenging voices in the region’s music industry. As a member of the leading Palestinian independent digital record label BLTNM, he has established a distinctive sound that sets him apart. His beats are instantly recognizable, characterized by synth glitches that evolve into rhythmic bliss.


Al Nather's lyrical content is deeply influenced by his sociopolitical environment, offering profound social commentary that resonates with his audience. He has produced three albums for BLTNM, each showcasing his innovative approach to music and his ability to capture the complexities of his surroundings.


With his unique sound and powerful messages, Al Nather is a significant figure in Palestine’s music scene and one to watch for future contributions.


Molotof



Molotof is an Egyptian producer recognized as a pioneer of Egypt’s new trap sound. His innovative music draws inspiration from mahraganat, a fast-paced dance genre that fuses Egyptian folk melodies with heavy basslines. With his unique approach, Molotof has even created his own genre called molowave, which blends traditional folk music with modern house and rap elements.


This distinctive sound has made him a highly sought-after beatmaker in the music industry. He has collaborated with a range of prominent artists, including Marwan Pablo, Wael Belal, and Shobra, contributing to their distinct musical styles.


In addition to his collaborative work, Molotof has built an extensive catalog of solo projects. His solo hits, such as "El Gemeza," "Zoza," and "Al-Khalat," showcase his versatility and ability to innovate within the music scene. His contributions have not only defined his career but also significantly influenced the contemporary Egyptian music landscape.


NBL



Nabeel, known as NBL, is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting new talents in the Saudi music scene. As a Saudi-Palestinian producer based in Bahrain, NBL has been gaining significant attention with his versatile production skills in hip hop, R&B, trap, and Afrobeats.

Some of his standout works include "Oceans Away" with Nawal, the EP "Oceana" with Aziz.Wav, and the album "Youngin," featuring several top regional artists. NBL is also renowned for his Ramadan beat series, "Jalsat Nabilia," where he breathes new life into old Saudi songs by blending them with modern sounds from drill, trap, and Afrobeats.

NBL's innovative style and fresh sound have quickly established him as a prominent figure in the regional music scene, making him an artist to watch.


Big Moe



Big Moe is a Dubai-based Egyptian music producer who began experimenting with music early on after discovering the initial version of Fruity Loops. His journey into music production started with sampling old Arabic songs and transforming them into symphonic hip-hop beats, thus bridging traditional sounds with the modern era.


When he’s not working as a dentist, Big Moe is constantly collaborating with artists from the region, striving to elevate the music scene and contribute to the growth of the culture. His discography includes tracks like "Aashat Eedak" with Freek and Narcy, and "Psycho" with Mosalem. Through his innovative approach and dedication, Big Moe has made a significant impact on the regional music landscape.


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