Arash Howaida (born in 1980 in Afghanistan - Kohistan district) is one of the modern Hip Hop and Pop artists and composers from Afghanistan. Arash currently resides in Hamburg, Germany and is the son of popular Afghan artist Zahir Howaida. Known for his hit songs "Laila" (in Dari, German and Arabic) and "Allah Allah", Arash is best known for his ability to successfully introduce and combine hip hop and dance beats into music. His compositions and music is influence from western musics. Beside songs in his mother-tongue, he has also sang songs in Arabic and Hindi. Arash has assisted in the composition of songs and albums for Afghanistan´s artists such as Habib Qaderi and Zubair Nekbinzada. His most noticeable work was Habib Qaderi's latest album Closer in which Arash showcases his rich knowledge of a variety of traditional music styles within the realm of his own hip hop or dance style.