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Amman, Balqa, Jordan | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Amman, Balqa, Jordan | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo World Hip Hop




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Emsallam Hdaib aka "Emsallam" is a Jordanian/Palestinian audio visual artist, rapper and painter based out of Moscow.

Emsallam (the fine artist) grew up in Jordan and Studied Fine Arts at The university of Jordan between 2010-2014. He exhibited his art in several local galleries and was the winner of The Palestine Foundation for Fine Arts award in 2016 for one of his paintings in 2016. He was later awarded a scholarship to continue his studies abroad, and just completed his 2 year Masters degree in Ceramics at Stroganov Moscow State Academy for Fine Arts in July 2020.

Emsallam (the composer, rapper/lyricist) started his journey in music back in 2009 but it only really took off after releasing his Solo album "The Last Step" in 2016 with The Archiducer (Ayman Salhi). While Hip Hop and Rap have been around for over two decades in the MENA region, Emsallam and The Archiducer were one of the first in the region back in 2016 to take trap music to the main stage. 

His second album "Post-Colonialism" was released in 2018 also achieving significant critical acclaim and reinforcing his position as a pioneer and a unique talent. His only music video released for the album made waves regionally with 3 million views on youtube to date and was ranked top Hip Hop track by a formidable online arts and culture magazine in the region.

Watch out for Emsallam's upcoming Album "Dyslexia" planned for release under Keife Records in October 2020