At only 23, Hamza already has a royal aura. Since the release of H-24 (2015), a raging mixtape influenced by Atlanta hip-hop, this Brussels B-Boy has been pushing his way in, shaking up the old guard in the French ‘game’ with his unabashed rap full of super-efficient punchlines served up in salvos, a sometimes trivial sarcasm, and an open fixation on US idols Young Thug and Future. Engaged lyrics? Not really. This kid from Laeken, self-proclaimed ‘new Michael Jackson’, is in his own words there to ‘entertain’. Using autotune without moderation, serving up amusing gimmicks by the bushel, Hamza Al-Farissi is currently presenting 1994, his latest mixtape, concentrated on the hedonistic obsessions of Belgian hip-hop. Mic drop!