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Halal Rap vs. Propaganda Rap (Morocco)

‘Halal rap’: Morocco’s MC’s preach politics and conservatism

Published November 11th, 2012 . Albawaba.com

Bigg has been accused of turning to pro-government propaganda (Photo: planetmoroccanrap.blogspot.com) 633 more words

The cauldron: Islam and Hip-Hop in Europe

A comprehensive overview of the state of Hip Hop Diplomacy across the pond from one of my most admired mentors, Dr. Hisham Aidi (via one of my favorite observers of the Arab street, Jackson Allers & … 2,008 more words


Amir Sulaiman - "Spit"

From the 2007 album Like a Thief in the Night

Hip Hop

An Embrace of the U.S., Spun and Mixed by Iraqis

 Joseph Sywenkyj for The New York Times

BAGHDAD — With his New York Yankees jersey, baggy jeans embroidered with “U.S.A.” down one leg and his casual greeting of “What’s up?”, Ali Jabbar, a rapper and a student in Islamic studies, seems an alien in his own culture. 803 more words

Middle East

The Hip-Hop Rhythm of Arab Revolt

From the Wall Street Journal

The Arab Spring is widely known as a Twitter rebellion, but underground hip-hop artists also played a very important role. Robin Wright, author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” talks with Jerry Seib about the phenomenon. 1,230 more words

Middle East

The Narcicyst x Shadia Mansour: "Hamdulillah"

After long last, and not a moment too soon or late, the much-anticipated music video for the first collaboration between Iraqi-Canadian MC The Narcicyst and Palestinian-British singer… 49 more words

Middle East

"Muslim Woodstock"?

From Maytha Alhassen, a Ph.D. student studying Muslim American identity at the University of Southern California and blogging for CNN.

The Narcicyst and Omar Offendum… 603 more words