Confirmed rapper of the Moroccan scene, Issam has just unveiled his first album entitled “Crystal”. The one who made himself known thanks to the hit “Trap Beldi” continues his ascent to the Kingdom.
Issam, spearhead of Casablanca rap releases his first album at Island Def Jam / Universal Musique France. “Crystal” is a mix of melancholy and futuristic, nostalgic and surreal feelings at the same time.
Issam evokes his passions, his past, with a particularly touched look on his childhood and on those moments that will never come back.
For this first album, Issam surrounded himself with Prince85, a Moroccan composer known for his work with The Weeknd or 21 Savage, who signed a large part of the songs, as well as producers Adam K and Taemintekken. Issam’s trap is delivered in Darija, with Raï accents.
Far from copying French or American aesthetics, Issam; whose idols range from Cheb Hasni, Khaled to David Bowie, including Prince and Jimmy Hendrix; is concerned with creating music and a unique and authentic visual universe as evidenced by the clip of Wra Tabi3a, the first extract from Crystal, released a few months earlier and for which Issam signed the production and artistic direction.