IBRAHIM RAED ABDULKAREEM known as Ibrahim Raed is a 21-year-old Iraqi artist. My interest in music started at the age of eighteen.I’ve tried a wide variety of genres,from heavy metal, alternative rock, and hip hop to edem, R&B, and country music,hence my love for diversity.You can say that another reason to engage in music is that you feel that hip-hop music describes your daily life with different words and meanings.Hip Hop is the music that describes your condition, your daily life, etc. Music is my diary and I do not condone recreating anything I talk about through my music.This is ONLY a way for me to share different aspects of my mind and an outlet of letting out how I feel as the person I truly am.I look forward to establishing a connection with people who can relate, or just enjoy the music. Whether you’re part of the misunderstood, the depressed, the anxious, or just a person going on with their day-to-day life.As long as I am able to establish that connection, I am fulfilling myCan you tell us more about how your latest single “Friends” came to life?Produced By Ibrahim RaedWhat inspired me to write this song was the tension in the scene at the time and the problems that occurred to all Artists.so I presented a song in the middle of these quarrels, but in a somewhat funny and different form the rest of the songs that were charged with negative energy.The meaning of the song is that Fareed See is always present for anyone who tries to overthrow him 🙂
What are the biggest challenges you face as an up and coming artist in the digital age?
To be heard amongst the millions. It’s tough. I mean there are thousands of songs coming out a day, and many incredible songs from so many great artists. But that’s also what makes it so beautiful, being who you are and authentic will set you apart.
What’s the best music recording experience you’ve ever had?
I have to say shooting “Ep BYN” in my room.It was my first time there and it was very beautiful.Everything about it is breathtaking.
Who is your dream piece of piece by piece product?
I love working with Dr. Dre! Are there any words that can describe how insanely talented he is! Yes this would be a dream!
Do you have some insights on running a smooth live show?
I would say don’t stress and just enjoy every minute of it.Sleep and eat right always and warm up so youre ready to kill it!Give us some pointers on music work while traveling / on tour please..I always travel with a mic so I’ll be recording everywhere. I think it’s important to always stay creative and just enjoy it.You never know when that crazy idea comes along and you got to jump on it when it’s hot!
What’s next for Ibrahim Raed ?
Well you have to keep in touch to find out haha.I’m going to release a lot of music and can’t wait for the world to hear.I want to be an artist that I didn’t create with. I am a strong Middle Eastern Iraqi and I am proud of that.If you believe in something great you can achieve. Everyone’s journey is different and that’s what makes it special.