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Gaza rapper, 11, strikes chord with rhymes about war and hardship
Middle East

Gaza rapper, 11, strikes chord with rhymes about war and hardship

GAZA (Reuters) – Gaza rapper Abdel-Rahman Al-Shantti may only be 11 years old but his rhymes on war and hardship…
American rapper Tyga poses in front of Egypt’s Great Pyramids
Culture

American rapper Tyga poses in front of Egypt’s Great Pyramids

Famed American rapper Micheal Ray Stevenson, known as Tyga, paid a visit to Egypt during which he hit the stage…
FLOTUS on the track: Michelle Obama makes rap video for college campaign
Life & Style

FLOTUS on the track: Michelle Obama makes rap video for college campaign

Striding out of the White House in slow motion, sporting oversized sunglasses, Michelle Obama lays down a rap track aimed…
Afghan teen uses rap to escape forced marriage
Life & Style

Afghan teen uses rap to escape forced marriage

Spring break is over and campus is bustling, but all Sonita Alizadeh can think of is the brutal murder of…
Rapping with ‘fear and respect’ in Saudi Arabia
Art news

Rapping with ‘fear and respect’ in Saudi Arabia

  Making hip hop in Saudi Arabia is a bit of a tightrope act, says Qusai Kheder, self-styled ambassador for…
Master Mimz: a Moroccan woman raps on the Egyptian revolution
Art news

Master Mimz: a Moroccan woman raps on the Egyptian revolution

“Back Down Mubarak!” is in essence what millions of protestors have been chanting in a unified voice for the 18…
Revolutionary music: Rap up
Art news

Revolutionary music: Rap up

As Tahrir rapidly imposed itself as the epicenter of the Egyptian revolution and a space of peaceful demonstrations, a frenzy…
Artists to watch: ‘Lyrical ambassadors’ Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour
Art news

Artists to watch: ‘Lyrical ambassadors’ Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour

Best known by the moniker the Narcicyst, artist Yassin Alsalman demonstrates the possibilities of non-violent resistance through hip-hop. The Iraqi-Canadian…
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