Text Messages: Or How I Found Myself Time Traveling
Pioneering Iraqi-Canadian rapper Yassin 'Narcy' Al Salman is a founding member of WeAreTheMedium, an international multi-media artist collective of Arab, African, and Indigenous artists and creators. 'Text Messages' is his survival guide, a multi-media collection about finding one's self in the anxious intersections of a post-9/11 world, through a combination of poetry, rap verse, short stories and comic book illustrations. Text Messages is multi-form written exploration of the imminent crisis in technology, the pressures of self-awareness, and the meaning of Judgement Day.
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About the Author
Yassin 'Narcy' Al Salman, formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician, actor, professor and multi-media artist based out of Montreal, Canada. He was a pioneer of the Arab Hip-Hop movement through his Iraqi trio Euphrates in the early 2000s. He is a founding member of the international multi-media arts collective WeAreTheMedium, and currently teaches one of Canada's only Hip-Hop courses at Concordia University in Montreal, where he blends performance with education, media with literacy and creativity with cultural heritage.