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  • Writer's pictureMajid Alhusseini

Meet Sonoshee Cloud, a Wavy Arab Hip-Hop Artist Taking the Music Industry by Storm

Updated: Jun 24

Emerging from the Middle East and North Africa, SonosheeCloud creates a global sound, effortlessly blending English, French, and Arabic flows.

Raised in Switzerland and the UAE, her music transcends borders, captivating audiences worldwide. As a pioneering artist, she defies norms and stands out as a versatile musical pioneer. Her dreamy trap melodies and energetic rap vocals highlight her artistic talent, fusing diverse musical influences into compelling symphonies. Sonoshee Cloud is also a captivating performer, combining feistiness, charm, and boundless energy. This unique blend invites audiences on a musical journey crafted by the distinctive Sonoshee Cloud.

-What was your first interaction with music?

My first interaction with music was at home, we had a radio where I’d put my father’s CDs, and the genres would range from old-school hip-hop to French music to Rai Music. Later on, when I had internet at home, I was so in love with music that it was the only thing I was looking for on YouTube. But this time I had the visual aspect of it as well, I remember I would browse through the internet and look for more music videos and I was amazed and that’s how I fell in love with music and knew I wanted to become an artist as well. My father used to play 2pac, Lil Wayne, Akon, and 50 Cent around me, which greatly inspired me.

-How did you come to develop your style?

My style was always a mix of everything I loved since I was a child, meaning video games such as Zelda, Mario, League of Legends, etc.… as well as anime and crazy fashion. I love incorporating these different aspects into my music to make it as “Sonoshee” as possible.

-Which artists inspire you the most?

I don’t have one specific artist that inspired me, I can be inspired by anything when it comes to music. I could have a situation going on in my life and I’d be inspired to make a song about it in the same second!  Since I’m extremely versatile, I take a bit of inspiration from everywhere and try to be original. I’m more inspired by songs from a specific genre rather than the artist itself. XXXtentacion, Playboi Carti, and Trippie Redd were three notable artists who influenced me when I first started sharing my songs in 2016 on SoundCloud.

-Being that you are an Arab artist who is inspired by the cloud rap movement, do you see yourself using elements from both cultures to create something new?

Of course! I love to mix different elements in my music, I’ve recently started making Arabic songs to embrace my culture and heritage so that’s something I’ll drop soon. I love to show off my versatility through different languages and cultures since I’m mixed, you can see for instance my track “No Hesi” has French bars as well.

-How has your experience been with Dubai’s creative/music scene so far?

My experience with the Dubai music scene is super eventful and hectic and I ABSOLUTELY love that because I love keeping myself busy and progressing. So, Dubai life suits me from that aspect since there are always events and new things popping up. I also love the fact that there are a lot of people from all around the world coming here. I just wish the music industry would be more well-equipped and developed for artists like me and all the other talented rappers from The UAE to allow them to reach a larger audience.

-Who are 5 people you aspire to collaborate with?

When it comes to mainstream artists, I’d love to work with Trippie Redd, Playboi Carti, Doja Cat, Kanye West, Bladee, and Gazo.

-What song of yours is your favorite so far and why?

I have 2-3 favorite songs depending on the mood and all of them have not yet been released because I want to drop them under the perfect condition. But I'll give you a hint of what genre they are: One is Plug Rap, Rap, and one Amapiano. To be honest, it’s hard to pick one because each song is so different from the other.

-Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself touring the world, being able to put out big production projects, and being able to make good profit from what I do.

“What is the inspiration behind your latest single “Broke”?

The idea behind BROKE is to stay true to yourself and that money comes and goes. I’ve been in love with making new wave rap and I played this tune to Seki Suppervillain a while back, he loved it and wanted to work on it immediately. Honestly, teaming up with one of my favorite artists in the UAE was super cool because we have similar styles in music, and our aesthetics match. We decided to work on a music video with our team after that and it was super smooth and fun, it barely felt like work because that’s what I’m passionate about, we all knew exactly what to do and what to expect. I think our original style was beautifully portrayed in our latest music video which will be released in a few days. I’m super excited because this song has hints of everything that inspires me.

What do you have in store for the rest of this year?

After I dropped two songs this month, I’m focused on planning my next drop, the BROKE music video. While also making new music and exploring new genres and sounds. It's going to be very interesting when everything aligns. I’m also aligning my shows for this winter to be able to perform these new songs live when the season takes off again, but in the meantime, you can also catch me hosting events weekly around Dubai since MCing has been something I started loving.

Check out Sonoshee Cloud's music at: BROKE | TikTok | Linktree

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