Pays : Maroc Omar Souhaili (born in July 19, 1989 in Casablanca - Morocco) known by his stage name Dizzy DROS is a Moroccan rapper from Casablanca. DROS, that stands for ‘Da Rhymes of Streets’ although he is also known as Mr. Cazafonia. The rapper became known in 2011 with his first single and video clip “Cazafonia.” This track, played in Moroccan major radio stations like Hit Radio, allowed the rapper to gain popularity being one of the few Moroccan rap songs to reach over 2 million views on youtube.
His first album 3azzy 3ando Stylo (33S) was released in November 22, 2013. The official release took place at the Instituto Cervantes de Casablanca. The album contains 21 tracks including an intro, an outro and two skits, as well as featurings with popular Moroccan rappers such as Muslim, Shayfeen, M-Doc or Would Chaab. The songs of the album dwell on the life of Moroccan urban youth.
The album is considered by the magazine TelQuel as “one of the best hip hop albums of this ten last years in Morocco.” Moreover, the magazine Aujourd’hui Le Maroc described Dizzy DROS’ rap style as “an impressive flow, an improvisation that flirts with the mastery of words.”
Dizzy DROS was raised in Bine Lemdoune, a popular neighborhood of Casablanca, the economical capital of Morocco. At the age of 14, DROS started to write songs and to developed his personal style.
For over four years the rapper worked in different demos before releasing his first single “Cazafonia.” It was at the beginning of his career that Dizzy DROS met Khalid Douache (DJ Key), pioneer of the Moroccan hip hop scene who directed the video “Cazafonia.” In September 2011, Dizzy DROS performed for the first time on a big stage. He was invited by the rapper Don Bigg to his private concert in Casablanca.
During 2012, DROS released the track “Men Hna” (From Here) (June, 2012) and other like songs like “Msa7a Fiya” (Blame it on Me) (February, 2012) and “Zan9a Kat Hdar” (The Street Is Talking) (November, 2012).
In September 2013, DROS performed in the music festival L’Boulvard des Jeunes Musiciens.
Later on, in December 2013, Dizzy DROS performed in the Theatre Renaissance in Rabat as the invited artist of the project “Fábrica de Rimas.” Dizzy DROS shared stage with the Colombian rappers C15 and the Moroccan rap group H-Kayne.
On February 1, 2014 Dizzy DROS was invited to perform at the 7th Edition of the Maroc Web Awards that took place at the National Theatre Mohamed V in Rabat.
Dizzy DROS has participated in diverse TV and Radio shows. DROS was invited in January 2013 to the talk show “Génération News” to participate in a debate on Moroccan artists and Internet. DROS also appeared in the programs Ni9ach 2.0 and Ajial, both in the Moroccan public TV channel 2M. The rappers has featured several times in radio programs such as the Morning De Momo show on Hit Radio or the program Arts Mag in Medina FM. Dizzy DROS has also been interviewed by Moroccan written press such as the newspaper Libération.
The song “Men Hna” features in a short movie called “A Film Made By Everybody”. This project sponsored by Nokia is focused on Cairo, Amman and Casablanca and aims at promoting youth culture in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.