Freek is a Somalian MC, rapper, Director and record producer from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He is regarded as a key figure in the conception of Arabic drill rap music and often labelled the “Godfather”.
Freek is considered a pioneer in the GCC underground music scene with a prolific work rate and a discography of catchy hits such as ‘Wala Kilmaʼ which propelled him in the international music scene, he has been nominated to compose a feature song in the recent Adidas marketing campaign on March 2019 for non-other than Europe’s top forward player, Mohammed Salah.
He’s been playing on the big stages around the UAE and has been considered one of the biggest artists in the country, with major following from the local, regional and international scene.
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