Have you ever been played by a female? Mazen shows us first hand in new visual for “Candy”. In the video, the Lakeland Florida MC shoots his shot with a girl who takes the finesse game to another level. After hitting the strip club and running around his hometown, Mazen thinks he has it in the bag with the beautiful stripper, but she has other plans.
“I wanted to paint a picture about a teenage romance in Lakeland, FL. Mentally, I had to put myself in the perspective of my 16-year old self and think about what I would say/do at the time. The entire song takes place in a car and it’s definitely a song you can sit back and drive to. That was one of my favorite things to do at the time” – Mazen
While showcasing his versatile flow + paying homage to vintage Ludacris lyrics, Mazen also gives a hint of his melodic singing vibes in the single off of his upcoming EP, Odyssey. Check out the new visual via HHDX and be sure to follow Mazen on social media for updates on his up coming EP titled Odyssey set to drop in August.
Mazen is an Egyptian American rapper/songwriter from Lakeland, FL. After finishing high school, Mazen enrolled in fashion school in Los Angeles. He eventually dropped out of school for a job in the fashion industry and moved to New York City. Outside of his full-time job, Mazen recorded frequently and generated his first placement on Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) in 2014.
A year later, Mazen released his first project in the form of a weekly single campaign, #TheMondayCollection. With only grassroots marketing, #TheMondayCollectioncaught the attention of labels and blogs including BLKDMNDS, ILLROOTS and VLADTV.
In 2016, Mazen began working on his sophomore project, Odyssey, which will be released Summer 2018. The project collectively took over two years to create due to narrow resources. With no direct monetary compensation or support, Mazen was limited with whom and where he could work and would often have to travel hours at a time to go to sessions. The project includes a skit and co-sign by NFL player, Ray Lewis (Super Bowl Champion and MVP, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year). In addition, French-Japanese fashion brand Maison Kitsuné’s popular Hot Stream platform has premiered one ofMazen’s singles, Platonic.