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Islam Al-Khiyami started his music career in 2016 through an interview on the Egyptian Television. He is known as “The Human Instrument” which made the audience curious and impressed by his performance after watching several of his videos on social media. During 2017 and 2018 his videos got millions of views which drew attention to many newspapers and websites such as “Al-Dustour Newspaper, Sada Al-Balad, FelFan, And The Egyptians Views Newspaper” to speak about what he has created in music over the past years. Joining different television advertisements was one more reason of his fame. One of the most famous ads was back in 2018 for the Egyptian Telecom Company in preparation for the World Cup. An announcement with Jumia Shopping Company in the same year, Al-Khiyami succeeded in a few years to reap the admiration of millions of fans through social networking sites by playing 4 different musical instruments without using any instrument and embodying the same instrument with the sounds of the mouth. Islam Al-Khiyami discovered his ability to create the sound of the instruments when he was only thirteen. Few years after that he started taking video by a video showing the people his talent in creating much more than just a beatboxing; he succeeded in adding the closest possible tune of an instrument to his beat which helped his videos to get viral on social media. Back in 2019 when “Al-Dustour Newspaper” met Al-Khiyami who said that his passion for music was revealed when he reclaimed his talent and began showing it to the audience who accepted and encouraged him to do so. Others attacked him because they couldn’t believe that his music isn’t fake and were actually made by him which made Al-Khiyami more happy about that mentioning that. This is the biggest proof of his success when people can’t tell the difference between the real instrument and his own sound. He also faced a major attack from the music students and teachers on the pretext of not studying it, Al-Khiyami responded : “Music was not just made for you it was made for everyone”. He also mentioned that playing music for him is like talking and saying normal words for others. Another newspaper, “Sada Al Balad”, met with Islam Al-Khiyami to get acquainted with the truth of the matter and to show the truth of that rare talent. He started his speech by saying: “I love playing music since my childhood and music is my breath. I do create the sound of the instrument sounds , depending on my vocal cords and breath length. “ He pointed out that his popularity on the social media sites came from an idea of an enthusiastic fan, who presented a short video to get to know the opinions of people and was surprised by the growing demand for it. Al-Khiyami’s distinctive way of playing the instruments leads to the amazement of people who were doubting the matter and sparked the viewers ’controversy. He narrated how it developed with him to hold concerts in ‘El Sawy Culturewalk’ and theaters such as the ‘Youth Ministry theater’ and a big celebration of ‘Cairo celebrations’. This led to an increase in his followers and his fame, and he was able to dazzle the audience and influence them. After that, Al-Khiyami decided to display his talent on the pages of social networking sites, it was already very popular that some did not believe that it was real and doubted that there was an instrument playing in the background and only moved his lips, expressing his happiness with these comments. He mentioned again: “I was able to do something that some people couldn’t believe, that this music is from my mouth and thought I’m a liar and this is a sign of success. “ He also wishes that people like him would gather together to dazzle the world and achieve a great goal for the new generation of Beatbox.