Started in the year 2001 in Beirut (Lebanon), a city that witnessed over the past 2 decades: war, destruction, corruption, terrorist attacks, bombing, assassinations, social injustice & other kind of inspiring materials that were the main topics in ASHEKMAN songs. The crew is composed of identical twin brothers Omar & Mohamed Kabbani, both university graduates (Graphic Design major) and Graffiti Artists. The style adopted by ASHEKMAN is Lebanese rap, with Arabic lyrics/Lebanese dialect, with an aggressive/cynical tonality and underground topic that created a street buzz and a notorious reputation for this duo crew, as the true voice of the society. The name ASHEKMAN means in slang Lebanese the exhaust pipe of a vehicle, signifying the toxic lyrics used in the songs of the crew.
Dj Lethal Skillz:
Is the oldest and most established turntablist in the Arab hip-hop movement. Besides being a world-class DJ he has also distinguished himself as a prolific producer and long-running ambassador for the Arab hip-hop massive.
He has two seminal Arab hip-hop albums to his credit: New World Disorder (2008) and Karmageddon (2012), which features nearly everyone in the Lebanese hip-hop scene past and present and many of Arab hip-hop stalwarts from the region and Diaspora!
Produced by: DJ Lethal Skillz & DJ X-Method (Phonomefodz productionz)
Scratches by: Dj Lethal Skillz
Director: Hadi Syriani
Editor: Mounir Haydamous
VFX: Pierre Khoury
Colorist: Khalil Abourrousse ( Lila Post)
Producer: Francois Monayer
Creative Directors: Pierre Khoury, Mohamed Kabbani, Omar Kabbani