Dubai rapper FADL releases a decadent video for his single, “Better Than You,” that’s nothing short of the flash and glamour tied to the desert city. “Positioning Dubai as an opulent desert jewel, filled to the brim with luxuries, and women,” (Highsnobiety) the video is directed by Arden Tse and it is the second visual offering from Fadl. The follow-up to “My House,” and with “Roli” coming soon, together the three make a short film that explores contrasting themes, such as sin and repent. “Better Than You” comes at the heel of his latest full-length project, Trophy, which was released on June 30th. Check out “Better Than You” video here and listen to Trophyhere.
FADL is breaking out as a rising global rapper. “With the flair of Dubai and the bottle-poppin’ lavishness of Miami, FADL’s music is where DJ Khaled’s major keys meets Travis Scott-style trap.” (Respect Mag) Putting the United Arab Emirates on the hip-hop map, FADL recently was featured on DJ Khaled’s Summer Fest Cruise, which had a lineup that included Future, Migos and A$AP Rocky. A world traveler, FADL draws his inspirations from both the extravagance and the grittiness of his experiences. For instance, for “Better Than You,” which was shot in one-day, the juxtaposition of the black and white art-deco statues alludes to the two different lives an artist can lead. A staple in the Dubai hip-hop scene, FADL’s music is crisscrossing the globe and it is proving to be a well-received balance between worldly and contemporary, hard-hitting and melodic, bold and thoughtful.