November 18, 2022—Today, emerging Los Angeles-based rapper, producer and songwriter Mazen
premieres his new song, ”The Hills
,” featuring Col3trane
and Powers Pleasant
. The new track will appear on Mazen’s forthcoming EP, Ozone Baby
, which is set for release in 2023. Listen to/share the song HERE
and watch/share an accompanying video HERE
Inspired by hip-hip storytelling classics such as Eminem’s
“Stan” and Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty,” Mazen and Col3trane created a track that showcases their own sonic interpretation of what they often see in Los Angeles nightlife.
Originally hailing from Lakeland, Florida, Mazen is an Egyptian American rapper who was first exposed to hip-hop by watching local rap battles as a child where he eventually transitioned from being a spectator to an active participant. However, noticing the limitations that come with living in a small town, Mazen moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in fashion school. He eventually dropped out for a job in the industry and moved to New York City where he also began to fine-tune his skillset as a musician and songwriter. In 2017, Mazen left a career in fashion to focus exclusively on his musical endeavors.
Mazen released his debut album, Odyssey, in 2019 and has continued to release new music ever since, creating a growing profile that has received both critical and commercial successes. He has since garnered support and cosigns from French clothing brand Maison Kitsuné as well and Soho House. To date, Mazen has garnered over 1.4 million streams on Spotify alone while also appearing on their Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Hip-Hop Playlists. In 2021, Mazen was named “Best New Artist” by Complex’s Pigeons & Planes.