Living the life, hosting high-profile celebrities, owning a sneaker collection worth a million dollars ... that's what Rashed Belhasa is all about. And now, he's produced a single where he raps about it all.
Belhasa - aka Money Kicks - has been a busy kid ever since he first appeared on YouTube showing off his ever-growing sneaker collection at the age of 14. Now 17, the Emirati teen has released a rap single about living in Dubai, conveniently naming it We Living Life.
It exclusively debuted on Aug. 15 on the music app Anghami.
This song is meant to spread positivity, confidence, faith, power, and self-esteem in people, allowing them to become fearless and productive beings.
Money Kicks made sure he had a hand in every part of the single's production, from writing the lyrics to making track arrangements. The music video will feature some of Dubai's most famous locations but has no release date as of yet.
"I co-wrote the lyrics, did the vocals, co-produced and made all the arrangements for the track. We recorded the single in my friend's studio in Dubai. We also have a music video of the single coming up later this month. It features some iconic Dubai spots like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina, Shaikh Zayed Road and other landmarks," the teen told Khaleej Times.
The inspiration behind his debut single is Jay-Z's and Alicia Keys' song Empire State Of Mind, in which they proclaim their love for the city of New York. "There is no English song that talks about Dubai? So I have [to] do something about it," Belhasa recalls thinking to himself while listening to the NYC-dedicated song at a restaurant.
Wit the success We Living Life is getting, Belhasa also mentioned the possibility of a second song, without disclosing any further information.
Being the son of an Emirati businessman and billionaire may have given Belhasa the start he needed to "get rich and famous," however, his content is what has amassed 1.6 million Instagram followers and 2.2 million YouTube subscribers.
He initially created a video that showed off his sneaker collection, which was reportedly worth a million dollars in 2017. He has also hosted tons of high profile celebrities including Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled, and Mariah Carey at his own personal zoo in Dubai.
His fame has reached a point where celebrities actually have to make appointments to see him. The zoo itself has become a celeb hotspot and what some call a "once in a lifetime experience."