The influence of American hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Dr Dre, Eminem and the late Tupac Shakur has had a significant impact on young Arabs living in the Middle East and in Western countries.
Rappers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began to emerge around 2003. Among the earliest Saudi rappers were Satam, 2Mam and Abady.
Hip-hop has become a popular genre for young Arabs to express themselves across the Middle East. There are many groups that perform hip-hop in Saudi Arabia, including underground acts such as KSA Connection, West Coast G'z and Waker Alasfoor.