By Jaci Jedrych
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Washington, D.C.-based artist Husam’s newest single “Make It” combines the sounds of his Syrian heritage with his American upbringing.
Husam has always found solace and comfort in making music. He began his professional journey in 2015, striving to make a sonic change in the scene. He emphasizes the value in differences and not going along with what everyone else does.
“I am what you get when you mix lyrical hip-hop, speakeasy jazz, film, and rock music in a pot sprinkled with some Arab magic,” Husam self-describes his sound.
“Moody and cinematic, I uniquely blend haunting vocals with orchestral, hip-hop, and rock elements to tell powerfully evocative stories from my past and present. Culturally experimental and visually evocative, fusing modern with traditional, you’ll hear speakeasy jazz, conscious hip-hop. and electrifying Middle Eastern maqam all in the same breath.”
“Make It” encourages listeners to push past obstacles in order to grow, even if they are from friends or family. It is moody and emotional, with a sharp hip-hop edge. The song maintains its chill energy throughout.
Fans of Omar Offendum should check out the blend of culture and edge in Husam’s music.
Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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