Meet the trailblazing British-Lebanese rapper and producer Laughta, whose star power is undeniable, evidenced by her BBC Introducing ‘One to Watch’ award win at the 2023 AIM Independent Music Awards.
Laughta’s single ‘Aint the Same’ is built upon a distinctive fusion of cultural influences and was crafted with Grammy-nominated producer GG. ‘Aint the Same’ encapsulates the very essence of her diverse background, solidifying her position as one of the UK’s brightest talents.
Laughta says, “For the longest time, I’ve kept my music and my culture kinda in their own lanes, you know-being a Lebanese woman, rapping and producing music, well, that’s not exactly the typical path, you know? But when I was working on my upcoming EP, it was like a magical discovery for me, I could blend my musical roots with my heritage, and it was like the universe was giving me a wink. Instruments like the Oud, Ney & Darbuka started dancing alongside my beats, and Arabic lyrics flowed naturally through my verses, telling stories of my cultural roots and my adventures.
“It’s not just about creating cool tunes; it’s about strengthening my connection to my origins, my heritage, and embracing who I truly am. It’s a celebration of all the beautiful diversity out there.”