Marwan Pablo‘s ascent to fame as one of the most significant voices in the MENA region’s rap scene paved the way for a new breed of rappers and acts. For young Egyptians, the rapper from Alexandria is fostering the sound of redemption.
Regarded as one of the originators of the trap in his own nation, Marwan Pablo helped introduce the subgenre into the Arab cultural mainstream. Having started in 2015 under the moniker Dama, he later went under the pseudonym Marwan Pablo and gained prominence after appearing in the 2018 documentary Rabka and collaborating on the singles “Sindbad,” “Abu Meca,” and “Folklor” with Molotof.
Pablo now joins the growing list of Arab musicians who are becoming well-known outside of the MENA area. Marwan Pablo’s future goals center on empowering young people and credit the emergence of hip-hop in Egypt as a means of “creating new channels, an acceptance of new sounds, and an openness to loving various art.”
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