MC Rai is a native North African musician born in southern Tunisia, a place known for poetry, groovy African beats, and traditional Chaabi folk music. Turning to neighboring Algerian Rai music marked the beginning of his genre-blending style that has become the signature of his career. After moving to the United States in 2000, MC Rai fused sounds from the West with his deep-rooted Eastern culture. He gained attention from North American audiences for his infectious voice, fiery stage presence, and multi-cultural lyrics. MC Rai garnered a worldwide fan base and recognition from key players in the music industry and major Hollywood composers. His work has been licensed in major motion pictures such as Rendition, You Don’t Mess with Zohan, and the HBO series Sleeper Cell. He has performed with well-known Rai musician Khaled, and appeared on stage with diverse artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Shakira, and Slayer. His music covers humanitarian causes as well such as Stop the War in Iraq (2003), Save Darfur (2005), and live shows assisting Tsunami victims and Earthquake survivors. His authentic songs “Is’ha” and “Yamina” have been considered controversial and banned by the Tunisian media long before their revolution began in February of 2011. He continues to stand for equality and justice. Now shouting out from San Francisco, MC Rai presents his fusion of Chaabi, Rai, Rock, and rhythm locking hip-hop with his Raivolution CD; a melting pot from which ancient and modern instruments simmer into exotic, genuinely cross-cultural music. As a pioneer of the new generation of Arabic music, MC Rai is constantly expanding the depths of his art form. MC Rai invites listeners to transcend bias, politics, and cultures.