Palestinian hip-hop

Hip hop (still) lives in Palestine - Listen to album preview

Listen to a preview of “Ongoing Culture,” a forthcoming album by Gaza hip hop artists.

Video: Rare public hip-hop performance in Gaza City

Hip-hop is not new to Gaza, but in recent years public performances have been nonexistent. But last week Gaza rappers Revolution Makers and Antara broke that silence with a rare public performance at the Palestine Festival of Literature.

Citing Israeli sponsorship, Palestinian MC Boikutt pulls out of Austria's Salam.Orient festival

Boikutt: “These kind of events… are used as a propaganda tool to hide the colonial nature of ‘Israel.’”

Interview: rapper Sphinx on why Egypt uprising had a hip-hop soundtrack

Alexander Billet
24 January 2012
Hesham Alofoq (aka Sphinx) of the Egyptian hip-hop group Arabian Knightz speaks to The Electronic Intifada about the history of hip-hop in Egypt and the Middle East, the future of the Egyptian uprising, and the role that music plays in the revolt.
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