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Shaheen Alasmar, better known as Shanii22, is an up and coming artist in both the Canadian and International music scenes. As a Syrian-Lebanese rapper raised in Kuwait, his multicultural background deeply influences his unity que approach to music, which has turned heads both locally and internationally. The past 2 years have been about growth and experimentation for Shanii, allowing him to create a variety of different styles that have garnered a loyal following that have even compared him to ketchup due to his versatility. With over 200,000 streams across all platforms and releases such as Cartii22, JLSY, and You Is (ft. Just Chase), Shanii22 has begun shaping his place in the music industry and has no plans to slow down. 
 With Shanii22’s EP dropping this year, it brings an essence that has not been experienced before. The feeling is different. It features lyrics in both English and Arabic, blending these elements into a cultural fusion that Shanii22 has spent the last year honing. Arabs love a good time; even through political and national turmoil, they seem to live each day like it is their last. The artist channels this outlook throughout the record, delivering a high energy performance of catchy lyrics, unheard-of rhyme schemes, and a sound that will resonate forever.