22-year-old Nubian-Egyptian artist Dizzytooskinny (Instagram) has been rewriting the rules of hip-hop since he first appeared on the scene in 2021. A musical alchemist of sorts, Dizzytooskinny fuses his Pan-Arabian roots with contemporary sounds, all while injecting a dose of futurism that makes him stand out in a crowded field. Technologically, Dizzy is a pioneer. His use of auto-tune is far from a gimmick. The choice is artistic in nature and enriches the complexity of his music. The result is a sound that’s both robotic and deeply human, a sonic duality that’s become his signature. Dizzy’s tracks are experiences, meticulously crafted to showcase his lyrical dexterity and his knack for bending beats into otherworldly shapes.
Dizzy’s influence transcends his music. He’s fast becoming a cultural touchstone for Egypt’s youth, embodying the ambitions and uncertainties of a generation coming of age in an increasingly complex world. His demeanor—cool, almost dreamy—masks an incisive understanding of the zeitgeist, making him a voice for Egypt’s restless Generation Z.
Raised in Saudi Arabia where old-school hip-hop reigned supreme, it was the trap beats of Morocco that became his siren call. That discovery, that chance encounter with a genre that would become his artistic medium, has propelled him to the forefront of Egypt’s burgeoning hip-hop scene.
Dizzy is the latest curator of our YUNG Selects playlist, bestowing us with a handpicked collection of tracks that offer a window both into his musical psyche and the sonic environment he is steeped. From Ziad Zaza’s ‘El Balad Baladna’ to Afroto’s ‘Valentino,’ the playlist is a curated tour of Egypt and the MENA region’s most compelling sounds, all seen through the lens of one of its most exciting artists.
Standing on the precipice of what promises to be a meteoric career, Dizzytooskinny is not just raising the bar. He’s heading for the clouds.
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