Fishawy/The Pharoz (Cairo)

Ahmed El Fishawy is perhaps best known for his comedic roles in the smash-hit Ramadan TV serials “El-Amma Nour” and “Tamer Wi Shawkia”. In addition to being a famous actor, he is a also one third of the Egyptian rap trio, The Pharoz (aka. GettoPharoz), which he formed with his close friends Begad (Bego) and Kareem (K.O.B.) in 1996. With the latter 2 currently living in the US (DC and Miami, respectively), the group collaborates over the Internet on new songs and reunites semi-annually in their native Cairo. Their rhymes, blending English and Arabic, focus on political and social issues affecting Arabs throughout the globe.

www.myspace.com/thepharoz

“Let me live, my people scream” raps Ahmed Nishawy in this controversial video from The Pharoz, “Sebouny A3eesh/Let Me Live”. Even though he’s got a Beemer and an Escalade, dude still gets dusted by the desert sands and his partner gets locked up in a US detention center for lookin like a terrorist. “They live with animosity towards me cuz I’m possibly il-harbi (a terrorist)… when my only weapon is the pen used for my rhymes, commentating on our times.”

Here’s a fun promo video for Neshawy’s song from the film “Waraet Shafra/Secret Code”.

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  1. May 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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