El Rass (Mazen El Sayed):
Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, El Rass is a poet and rapper who left the world of banking and finance to focus on his long time love of rhyming poetry. His masterful manipulation of language switches seamlessly from classical Arabic to the spoken Lebanese dialect, tackling a wide range of sensitive subjects and issues, from revolution to religion, from Sufism to social agitation.
He has also worked as a journalist with Al Safir and Al Modon newspapers.
His first album Kashf el Mahjoub was released in February 2012 to regional success, and will be followed by a second release in a few months.