The world of hip hop can only seem all glitzy and glam from the outside, but the fact is that some people really grind themselves in order to achieve massive success in the same. Competition is everywhere, but at the end of the day, it is a person’s passion and determination that really helps them to reach nearer their goals. Even in the musical field, many artists can come and even vanish after a period of time, if they do not offer something unique or innovative through their musical art to the listeners and audiences. However, hip hop is a genre that is mostly loved by all across countries as it gives rise to many newcomers and talents by letting them take out their true emotions through the lyrics and music. One such young lad and talent from Bahrain is Abdulrahman Al-Sahaf, popularly known as Wrista. This 20-year-old talent is trying to take Gulf’s underdeveloped music scene to the top with his music and passion.
Music for Wrista became a therapeutic platform as he used his skills in music as a way to vent out all his emotions and feelings which he believes can reach more people and help in healing them as well. If it is about versatility in music, it is Wrista, who has shown his prowess by also joining hands with many in the vast music industry working for soundtracks and doing music arrangement work. Focusing on raw emotions, Wrista has been able to touch the right chords of his listeners, all those who have in some way faced hardships in life.
He says that all his life experiences so far has inspired him in creating songs driven by various emotions. Wrista says that the real-life experiences that he goes through in life; he morphs them into audio frequencies so that it resonates with the many emotions of all who listens to his songs. The scene of hip hop music in the Gulf is still underdeveloped and hence, Wrista’s journey to swiftly move to the top was not an easy task. However, social media and platforms like TikTok helped Wrista obtain the following he has today of nearly 30K.
He started taking music seriously at the age of 15 and even released an album ‘We Are One’ at the same age, the proceeds of which had gone to a charity. His name Wrista became official in 2015 and in 2016 he launched his creative team ‘LOADB” (Last of a dying breed).
His upcoming track ‘Battle Thru Depression’ has been created to focus on mental health, which can help in healing people through the power of music. In June 2020, he got approved for Fiverr Pro, where he has done voiceovers for TheMercifulServant channel on YouTube, which has been seen by millions of people already.
It has been his intense drive and his hustling mentality which has helped Wrista gain so much momentum at such a young age as he decided to turn his pain into music and inspire many others through the same.