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Salloum started writing rhymes in 2007. After honing his skills for the next 5 years he released his debut project Epitome Perennial (2013) followed by HollowDreamz (2014). Looking widely across various genres you’ll find a category of artists like Bob Marley, Mos Def and Rage Against the Machine whose music hit on more levels; one, the sheer gut level – strong musicianship, attitude, and power; two, the emotional level – incendiary tirades about empowerment, poverty, injustice; three, the intellectual level – articulate, poetic and thought-provoking lines that stick with you. Salloum’s artistic prowess belongs to this same category of artists. Salloum’s messages go way above and beyond the ‘get-money-get-laid’ aesthetic that has swamped Hip Hop in recent years. With his smooth delivery and unique poetry Salloum explores universal ideas in his music, bringing new flare to the game with his awe-inspiring raps.
Salloum's "Epitome Perennial" is an 8-track project with heavy message. Known for his lyricism, Salloum presents a political and humanitarian message in his latest release. We hear familiar quotes from John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and John F Kennedy. The track that stands out most is "Ooh La La Lah" with a hook derived from The Fugee's release with the same name. If you are looking for a solid 8-track release with heavy message, Salloum's "Epitome Perennial" is recommended. ― PwrMoves
With a thought inspired intro, you immediately get the impression that you will be listening to a dope EP. There was a specific song, “True Story” featuring John Lennon, that instantly received the mark of approval. “Call Of Duty” is another track that hits hard. All throughout, this 8-track project is a recommended to all rap heads around the world. ― IndieRapBlog
The 8-track project contains some good material from the newcomer... This kid can make a name if he sticks to it. ― OK-Tho
HollowDreamz is a concept album that sets out Salloum's belief in challenging social constructs and the importance of the individual. From this you can already tell that Salloum is a more intellectual and deep thinking artist than most rappers, with a strong spiritual message to his music. His rapping style is fast and flowing, with a great capacity for rhyme and wordplay, not dissimilar to Eminem in terms of delivery. However, in terms of his spiritual and political message he is more similar to someone like Chuck D from Public Enemy. ― The Faulkner Review
Salloum's "HollowDreamz" is a rich project, constantly creative, and a worthy listen for any fan of hip-hop who wants something a little different. ― CrossRadar.com
Besides shattering the limits and expanding the possibilities of current hip-hop trends, as a conscious and cultural force, “HollowDreamz” shines for its blend of diverse samples, infectious beats, and intelligent lyrics. Moreover it’s Salloum’s fiercely intelligent vision and his compelling delivery that makes the album totally worthwhile. ― JamSphere.com