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Dizzy DROS

Dizzy DROS
Born Omar Souhaili
Casablanca, Morocco
Residence Casablanca, London
Other names 3azzy, Mr. Cazafonia
Occupation Rapper, Songwriter, Producer
Years active 2011-present
Musical career
Genres Rap Hip hop
Instruments Vocals

Omar Souhaili (born in Casablanca, Morocco), known by his stage name Dizzy DROS, is a Moroccan rapper, songwriter and producer. The rapper became known in 2011 with his first single and music video, "Cazafonia". This track played on Moroccan major radio stations like Hit Radio, Cap Radio, Radio Mars... etc, allowed the rapper to gain popularity being one of the first Moroccan rap songs to reach over 1 million views on YouTube[1].

Early history and career

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Dizzy DROS was raised in Bine Lemdoune, a popular neighbourhood in Casablanca. DROS stands for 'Da Rhymes of Streets' although he is also known as Mr. Cazafonia. Dizzy DROS started to write songs and to develop his personal style in rap at the age of 17.[2]

For over four years the rapper worked on different demos singles before releasing "Cazafonia". It was at the beginning of his career that DROS met Khalid Douache (DJ Key), a member of the Moroccan hip hop scene who directed the video "Cazafonia" in 2011.

In September 2013, DROS performed in the music festival L'Boulevard des Jeunes Musiciens. Later on, in December 2013, Dizzy DROS performed in the Centre Culturel Renaissance in Rabat as the invited artist of the project "Fábrica de Rimas". Dizzy DROS shared stage with the Colombian rappers C15 and the Moroccan rap group H-Kayne.[3]

His first album ' 3ando Stylo (33S) was released November 22, 2013. The official release took place at the Instituto Cervantes of Casablanca. The album contains 21 tracks including an intro, an outro and two skits, as well as collaborations with Moroccan rappers such as Muslim, Shayfeen, M-Doc and Would Chaab. The songs of the album dwell on the life of Moroccan urban youth.[4]

Dizzy DROS has participated in TV and Radio shows. DROS was invited in January 2013 to the talk show Génération News to participate in a debate on Moroccan artists and Internet. DROS also appeared in the programs Ni9ach 2.0 and Ajial, both in the Moroccan public TV channel 2M. The rapper was featured in the Morning De Momo show on Hit Radio and the program Arts Mag in Medina FM. Dizzy DROS has also been interviewed by Moroccan written press such as the newspaper Libération.[5]

On February 1, 2014 Dizzy DROS was invited to perform at the 7th Edition of the Maroc Web Awards that took place at the National Theatre Mohamed V in Rabat.[6][7][8]

Critical response

3azzy 3ando Stylo is considered by the magazine TelQuel as "one of the best hip hop albums of this ten last years" in Morocco.[9] The magazine Aujourd'hui Le Maroc described Dizzy DROS' rap style as "an impressive flow, an improvisation that flirts with the mastery of words."[10]

Discography

Album

  • 3azzy 3ando Stylo (Nigga's Got A Pen) (2013)
  1. Ta7ad Ma3arf (Nobody Knows)
  2. Omar Smity (Omar Is My Name)
  3. Bouzebbal (Shit People)
  4. Kat3raf T3oum (Do You Know How To Swim ?)
  5. Malkom (What's Wrong With Y'all)
  6. 3andk Cha3la (Dak Jwane) (Got A Lighter ? (That Weed) )
  7. Tebwi9a (Getting High)
  8. 10 Millions feat. M-DOC (10 Millions)
  9. Ghadi Tfi9 (Interlude 1) (You're About To Wake Up)
  10. Sa3tk Salat feat. Slim R.W. (Your Time's Over)
  11. Sa3tk Salat Pt. 2 [Short Version] (Your Time's Over Part 2)
  12. 3alam (Crazy World)
  13. 3azzy 3ando Stylo (Nigga Got A Pen)
  14. Ka3i? (Interlude 2) (Angry ?)
  15. L'Benj feat. Shayfeen (Anesthesia)
  16. Ghetto Boy (Ghetto Boy)
  17. Koun Makentch Ana feat. Muslim (If It Wasn't For Me)
  18. Nhar F'Zan9a feat. Would Chaab (A Day in the Street)
  19. Liberta (Skit) (Freedom)
  20. Ta7ad Ma Ghay 7bessni (Nobody's Gonna Stop Me)
  21. Outro

Singles

  • "Cazafonia" (November 2011)
  • "Msa7ha Fiya" (February 2012)
  • "Men Hna" (June 2012)
  • "Freestyle" feat. Raiss Junior aka RJ (September 2012)
  • "Zan9a Kat Hdar" (November 2012)
  • "Chkoun Ta "Mixtape Byad Ou K7al" (January 2013)
  • "K7al Rass" (April 2014)
  • "Chkoun 7na" (June 2014)
  • "Gleb Down L'up" (August 2014)
  • "Mantsayedch feat. Muslim, Shayfeen, Ahmed Soultan (November 2014)
  • "Ljam" (April 2 015)
  • Gha Dawi (September 2015)
  • Mafehmounich feat. KOMY (May 2016)
  • Chouwaya feat. KOMY (May 2016)
  • Sality Wla Ba91 (September 2016)
  • Todo bien - Hna bikher feat. King dest (July 2017)
  • "PARIS" (12 January 2018)
  • "Makat3rafnich" (14 March 2018)
  • "Lkora 7na Maliha (Moul Ballon)" (June 2018)
  • "Radlbal" feat. KOMY (Sep 2018)

References

  1. ^ Khalid DOUACHE (2011-11-11), Dizzy DROS - Cazafonia (Official HD), retrieved 2017-05-29
  2. ^ "DROS SUR HIT RADIO". Hit Radio. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Fábrica de Rimas en Rabat". AECID. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Casablanca MC Dizzy DROS Is Taking Moroccan Rap By Storm". Okayafrica. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  5. ^ Ouassat, Mehdi (November 27, 2013). "Le rappeur Dizzy Dros : L'autoproduction me permet de préserver ma liberté". Libération. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  6. ^ Sakhi, Hafsa (February 2, 2014). "Maroc Web Awards: 13 lauréats pour la 7ème édition". Le Matin. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Et les gagnants de la septième édition des Maroc Web Awards sont..." Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ Roudaby, Youssef (February 5, 2014). "Les Maroc Web Awards récompensent la culture geek". TelQuel. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  9. ^ Saadi, Meryem (December 8). "Dizzy Dros, le rappeur qui monte". TelQuel. Retrieved 30 January 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Nigrou, Imane (December 19, 2013). "Fnac Casablanca : Dizzy Dros et Nhass en show case". Aujourd'hui Le Maroc. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2014.