Kosher since '95
kshr is a Musician, Songwriter, Spoken Word Artist. Born & raised in Saudi Arabia from an Egyptian descent. kshr's first interest in creative writing was at the age of 8, and after discovering his love for music he decided to invest his talents into music.
At the age of 15, kshr released his first mixtape Loud Silence & fully established his name as a local artist in Saudi Arabia. As part of the well reception received, kshr was interviewed by Big Hass on the 1st FM HipHop radio show, Laish HipHop in the Middle East which included having his music on rotation. The project landed him his first performance in Saudi which was in the American Consulate in the city where kshr was mentioned in the press coverage of that night also.
After connecting with nearly everyone in the Local scene, kshr later started creating his second project, Initiation, a 15 track mixtape featuring 20 of his favorite artists from the Middle East. Initiation was hosted by Big Hass and was also released live on Hass's radio show.
At the age of 20, kshr moved to Dubai for educational purposes and to pursue his musical efforts with opportunities to present his vision to a wider audience. Since then, the Kosher 20s series has been launched by kshr where he releases music on the 20th of every month. kshr's main focus remains to be releasing music consistently delivering both quality and quantity, that has been going on for over a year. With various publications such as Hype Magazine and Radio stations recognizing kshr, this led him to be one of the main acts at SoleDXB, the biggest annual event in Dubai which also featured artists such as Skepta, BJ The Chicago Kid, Stormzy and many more.
kshr has gained major co-signs from Middle East Hip-Hop icons such as Qusai, who recorded a song with kshr, and DJ Outlaw who featured kshr in 4 Middle East Invasion mixtapes. With being covered on Hype Magazine in the UAE recently and having his kshr. album debut on DubaiEye radio, kshr is now on a journey to reach international recognition and that first started with his 3 Piece EP landing coverage on SwidLife. kshr. still continues to release content monthly, mostly short conceptual albums that carry set themes.
New Piece featuring Netherlands based vocalist, MERU https://soundcloud.com/kosherabz/95a
kshr. up on billboards in the streets of Dubai.
An Eazy World Pece kshr. music film debuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd1P0murJ4g
kshr, makes an appearance in the Namshi Ad campaign which is a fashion e-commerce retailer based in Dubai.
Stream & Download 'Forks' https://soundcloud.com/kosherabz/sets/forks
kshr, 3 Piece EP covered on SWIDLIFE.COM
Kosher performs at one of the biggest events in Dubai, SoleDXB.
Featured on an episode of Minute To Kill It on The Flex, Middle East's number 1 urban talent platform. https://www.facebook.com/HowWeFLEX/videos/vb.126739007453221/782179418575840/?type=2&theater;
Abz started the series Kosher 20s which is basically installments of music that drop on the 20th of every month. http://www.soundcloud.com/kosherabz
On the last day of Design District, Abz gears up to perform alongside Moh Flow as well as host performance by Qusai.
Debut performance after moving to Dubai.
Abz's Initiation mixtape featured over 20 local artists, to establish his name in everyone's fan base as well as establish growth in the scene itself. This project was also hosted by radio host Big Hass and was released live on radio.
Opening act of an initiative started by Big Hass (founder of Saudi's first FM Hip-Hop radio show), The Beat, shining light on local artists by providing more platforms to perform around the city. Sponsored by Red Bull, Marlboro and G-Shock.
From performing to classmates in school to performing in front of hundreds.
Abz gets interviewed on Saudi's First FM Hip-Hop radio show (Laish Hip-Hop)