Through his direct and confrontational songwriting, Bu Nasser Touffar uses his music to address social issues that other artists in the scene may shy away from. Inspired by the impact of pioneering acts such as DAM and 3aks ElSer, Bu Nasser has been staunchly determined to break the silence on these topics along his career, aiming to revive the spirit of progress and protest found in the early days of Arabic rap.

Beloved SceneNoise staff writer Youssef Armanios caught up with Bu Nasser at Lebanese alternative music festival Oakenfest, where the the rapper reminisced about his early influences, explained how he started channeling his voice in the early days of his career, and gave us a glimpse into his writing process, where he ruminates over his lyrics, developing them over time.

Watch the full interview here: