Oryn the Rebel (born Mahmood Ghafur) is an American rapper from Boston, Massachusetts and a frequent collaborator with many internationally established and up-and-coming acts. Oryn the Rebel is also known as a founding member of multi-genre fusion group Project Hybrid, now called Crazy Eighty Seven. He has been notably featured on the "Underground Heat" mixtapes hosted by New York DJ Grandmaster Caz.
Oryn the Rebel originally went by the name Oryn, or O-ry-n, until Leo the Godless, a Malden-Revere-based rapper gave him the title "the Rebel". Oryn the Rebel comes from a Muslim upbringing and a family of activists and philanthropists