Mohamad Ali talks to Rapper and Producer Nasser Shorbaji (also known as “Chyno”) in an interview that unpacks the Middle East's first official Rap Battle League in Beirut.
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Nasser Shorbaji, aka Chyno, grew up in Damascus before moving to Saudi Arabia. In 2015, he released his first solo album (Making Music to Feel at Home), having previously collaborated with Lebanese band Fareeq El Atrash. He has been active on the Lebanese hip-hop scene for many years and is a co-founder of al-Halba (The Arena) rap battle events, where young rappers can test their skills in head to head confrontation.
Mohammad-Ali Nayel is a freelance journalist, an English and Arabic writer, a podcast host and a DJ. He is also a producer at www.StatusHour.com and a contributing editor at Jadaliyya for the Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup.
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