The Narcicyst

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The Narcicyst
Birth name Yassin Alsalman
Born (1982-05-26) May 26, 1982 (age 33)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Origin Basra, Iraq
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Nomadic Massive

Yassin Alsalman, better known by his stage name The Narcicyst (or Narcy), is an Iraqi-Canadian journalist and Hip Hop MC. He currently resides in Montreal, Canada.


Yassin's parents are originally from Basra, Iraq but emigrated to the United Arab Emirates in the 1970s.[1] Yassin was born in Dubai in 1982. At the age of five (1987) he and his family moved to Montreal, Canada.[2] Yassin spent much of his youth moving back and forth between Canada and the UAE, spending his high school years receiving an education in Dubai. In the year 2000 Yassin moved back to Montreal, Canada and started working on his music production in a local recording studio.[3]

In 2011 he taught a course at Concordia University, in conjunction with Marc Peters, titled: "Hip Hop: Past, Present, and Future." [4]


Fear of an Arab Planet (album)[edit]

Track List

  1. The Arab Conspiracy
  2. We Need Order
  3. Al-Jazz Islam
  4. Explain
  5. Somebody Please
  6. Spy Oud
  7. The Guide (Quasi-Islamic)
  8. Camouflage Life
  9. The Bill Interlude
  10. Tomorrow's Justice
  11. Ghibreh
  12. Last Days
  13. The Exchange (Inanimate)
  14. Hope (Dheisah)
  15. Arab Jarab

The Narcicyst (album)[edit]

Track List

  1. Good Morning
  2. Vietnam
  3. Peace!!!
  4. P.H.A.T.W.A.
  5. Sumeria
  6. The Narcicyst
  7. Lie of the Century (Untrulude)
  8. Iraqi Prime Time News
  9. The Evident
  10. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  11. Brass
  12. The Last Arabs (rap feat. Omar Offendum)
  13. Sesame Snaps
  14. Prince of Poets
  15. Nothing's Fair in Love Or War
  16. Stars
  17. Hamdullilah (vocals feat. Shadia Mansour)
  18. Bismilloutro
  19. Good Night (Bonus Track)

Mr. Asthmatic (album)[edit]

Track List

  1. S.O.B. (Intro)
  2. What's Up Doc!
  3. Ventolin (Interlude)
  4. The Asthmatic Lover
  5. Float (snippet) with Meryem Saci
  6. Health Care (Why)
  7. Gone, Be There
  8. Poison
  9. All in War
  10. Strep Throat
  11. Street Runner
  12. Paranoid ArabBoy
  13. Mr. Arab
  14. GoodBye

#Jan25 (single)[edit]

  • released February 2011 (produced by Sami Matar, this song features Syrian MC Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Freeway, Amir Sulaiman & Ayah)[5]
  • the hashtag is an ode to Twitter, which has been credited by many as playing an influential role in the Egyptian revolution

Fly Over Egypt (single)[edit]

  • released January 25, 2012[6]

Leap of Faith (EP)[edit]

  • Released in October 2012[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Intro (MJ)"   0:49
2. "Leap of Faith"   4:01
3. "Blame the Label (Ghida Fakhry)"   3:47
4. "Color Blind" (featuring Meryem Saci) 3:11
5. "Everywhere" (featuring Sway) 2:59
6. "Larry David (Pretty Good)"   3:33
7. "Falling Down"   3:31
Total length:

World War Free Now[edit]

  • Released on May 26, 2015 [8]
No. Title Length
1. "We"   0:47
2. "Free" (w/ Ian Kamau) 4:11
3. "World War"   3:42
4. "Savior Complex"   2:48
5. "Schoolyard"   4:02
6. "Inner Mission"   0:47
7. "Epiphany"   3:27
8. "Tourist"   3:04
9. "Nothing" (w/ Suheir Hammad) 3:12
10. "Love Me (Hate Me)" (w/ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 4:05
11. "Hey!" (Additional vocals by Sundus Abdul Hadi, Freddy V, Meryem Saci, and Connie) 3:46
12. "Makoo" (w/ 47soul) 2:49
13. "Sun"   4:03
14. "It's Overture" (Violins by The Fridge) 1:35
15. "Rise" (w/ Hamdan Al-Abri) 2:35
Total length:


In 2009 he appeared in the movie City of Life which revolves around life in Dubai. In the movie, he played the role of Khalfan, the careless but loving Emirati teenager.

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