Slowly taking over the Dubai Hip-Hop scene, local group S.O.S collaborated with British rapper Ayo Beatz to come out with the song Abu Dabbin back in 2016.
Abu Dabbin refers to the act of taking popular trends and tweaking them up just a bit to fit the UAE’s style.
It’s no secret that rappers have had to fake living the lush life, but what makes the group stick out is their appreciation of the real deal.
In the group’s words “Abu Dabbin is more than just the song- it’s a movement to show that there is a place like this where people are blessed and lucky enough to live the type of lifestyle that many urban artists try to fake; that for us around here it’s a normal life a that we are humble and proud of.”
However one chooses to perceive this group, there’s no denying their success with Abu Dabbin being the first Dubai released Hip-Hop song to gather over 1,000,000 views on YouTube.