Mohammed Assaf has joined forces with Algerian pop sensation Faudel. In perhaps what might be his coolest song to date, Assaf really outdid himself here by taking on another popular Arabic dialect. In a nice summer surprise, I found “Rani” to be so fly as the summer tracks go. Loved driving the car while the song plays. It’s not a song that you make as a result of an accident. It must have been a great team work from folks who really enjoy the music. What an amazing duet between two artists who seem to enjoy great chemistry.
Faudel makes a perfect vocal guest but Assaf holds his ground as he tries his hand at this lovable dialect. Assaf and Faudel look great in this music video. I had doubts about Assaf and I began to think, I think he may have peaked. But little did I know, the album showed me that this boy has range. Loved this album where Assaf got to come into his very own and deliver a work of art that speaks to many people in many tongues. Rani is a great hit on the album, but there are so many other great gems ion Assaf’s album.
Assaf also has scored well in the cool scale and challenged himself in doing a love song without losing any of his fans who were worried he might compromise his modest upbringing. Now I know why this is such a global hit, the crafty work of Moroccan music producer (and global hit-maker) RedOne made it so. He saw something in Assaf and helped bring it out musicality. It comes to no surprise that already more than 4 million views were clocked by this video in the first days it was released.
Faudel & Mohammed Assaf – Rani (Duet) – | فضيل ومحمد عساف – كليب راني