Alexandrian artist and producer L5VAV has been a key figure in the rise of Egypt’s rap scene, having worked with regional stars such as Wegz and Shahyn, while making his own mark on the music industry with his hard-hitting releases.

Red Bull’s ‘Sada Soot’ took L5VAV back to his hometown of Alexandria to work with local musicians on a track that encapsulates the spirit of the city while making use of traditional instruments, and in ‘Sada Soot Talks’, we caught up with the artist to dive deeper into the experience.

Here, we asked the influential rapper about his first time getting paid in music, the Alexandrian artists who influenced his sound, how he decompresses after a long day, and about his rituals before performing on stage.

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