"When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy; When it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry".
With these words, the philosopher Muhammad Iqbal attempted to define the progressing stages of delivering a powerful message through words. Almost a century has come to pass since then and the core of the words still finds its way into relevant street art.
Aladdin has been confronting with the same progression for a long time. A fiery lyricist since the age of 13, setting up a career as a rapper from the solitude of South London, very soon dedicated his art to give shape and meaning to the everyday struggles of the common man.
An energetic and unpredictable raw rapper, drawing inspiration from the classic 90's hip hop, the Motown groove and the built-up ability to make something out of nothing, while speaking the unpopular truth.
It's not uncommon to be worn out by the troubles and feel hopeless and underrated. Aladdin knows this feeling too well but won't stop fig