Mazen is an Egyptian American rapper/songwriter from Lakeland, FL. After finishing high school, Mazen enrolled in fashion school in Los Angeles. He eventually dropped out of school for a job in the fashion industry and moved to New York City. Outside of his full-time job, Mazen recorded frequently and generated his first placement on Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) in 2014.
A year later, Mazen released his first project in the form of a weekly single campaign, #TheMondayCollection. With only grassroots marketing, #TheMondayCollectioncaught the attention of labels and blogs including BLKDMNDS, ILLROOTS and VLADTV.
In 2016, Mazen began working on his sophomore project, Odyssey, which will be released Summer 2018. The project collectively took over two years to create due to narrow resources. With no direct monetary compensation or support, Mazen was limited with whom and where he could work and would often have to travel hours at a time to go to sessions. The project includes a skit and co-sign by NFL player, Ray Lewis (Super Bowl Champion and MVP, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year). In addition, French-Japanese fashion brand Maison Kitsuné’s popular Hot Stream platform has premiered one ofMazen’s singles, Platonic.