Msallam Hdaib aka Emsallam, born to Palestinian refugee parents in Jordan, is a rapper, actor and artist based in Amman. In 2016, he released his album The Last Step, five tracks of edgy and riveting trap that he delivers in aggressive and growled phrasing. In all the artistic mediums he traverses, including painting and audiovisual art, Hdaib challenges taboo subjects, attempting to crack the sheen of what he sees as an oppressively conservative society. A dimensional character with strong convictions and artistic capabilities, Emsallam is one of the most intriguing talents coming up in regional hip hop.