Nikes – [Mazen]

Today I am happy to introduce the Lyrical Lemonade readers to a fresh new artist based in LA by way of Lakeland, FL who goes by the name of Mazen. The Egyptian-American aritst has begun to build a buzz by crafting wildly witty verses over carefully selected production that allows the talented emcee to be ice cold in terms of his delivery. Mazen just dropped a fire new single titled “Nikes” which is by far the best showing of his lyrical talents to date. One of the opening lines claims he’s spitting the verse with “razors in my teeth”, which wouldn’t be surprising with how sharp a lot of these lines come across.

Not only is Mazen’s wordplay impressive, but it also sounds even better because the production underneath it so perfectly sets up his clever lines. The beat on it has an incredibly powerful 808 pattern that leaves the perfect space for the artist’s double-timed bars, before changing the vibe completely by letting Mazen flex his singing abilities on a bridge before the 808s come back in to slap you in the face. Joe Craze produced the song, going absolutely crazy letting the artist show off all he is capable of.

The song came with a bright, energetic visual that show off Mazen’s comical personality. The fast-paced video is filled with creative shots and outlandish outfits, something that perfectly represents the artist’s image. Each scene seems to bring a different part of the song to life, Mitch Parks directed and edited the visuals doing a great job of channeling Mazen’s uptempo song to make something cinematic. Be on the lookout for new music from Mazen soon!

Listen to “Nikes” on all platforms here and watch the video below!