’87 is the number for Mr. El-Barr.
Born in California.
Raised in the Middle East.
This emcee sees the world from many lenses.
His parents migrated to the U.S.A. (from East Africa) to escape the convoluted conditions imperialism continues to hold on the have-nots.
Hip-Hop was introduced to Zinj El-Barr at a young age:
“I was 10 years old when I started listening to [rap]. Wyclef [Jean]’s [The Carnival] LP. My cousin who used to DJ, had crates full of records. Hearing Lauryn Hill on ‘Year of the Dragon’ had me going crazy back then, but I didn’t pay it any attention until years later…”
The mission is to push the culture, & spread positivity.
Plan. Plot. Strategize.