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Int’l HipHop movie: The Furious Force of Rhymes

December 11, 2011

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The Furious Force of Rhymes by Joshua Atesh Litle documents hiphop scenes in 5 countries around the world: USA, Israel/Palestine, Germany, France, and Senegal. A must see.

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Syrian rappers MC Shams redefining hiphop in Damascus

December 2, 2011

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Great Arabic rapping. Great video footage.  Great interviews.  This is the shit. Mic Son has pretty sick English skills too.  And he…

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Lebanon’s Rayess Bek: one of the best out there. Here’s “Libnen 7elem”

November 23, 2011

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Featured before on WW, Rayess Bek has some of the most creative hiphop around.  He’s been rapping for a long time, too.  check out this old Lebanese rap “classic”…

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Slingshot hiphop: 2 sides to every story

November 10, 2011

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When you think Middle East, you probably don’t have these images in your head. They dress like Western kids. But the Palestinians here tell their story in this movie, Slingshot Hiphop.

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By Request Only: Israel’s Subliminal [w/ Remedy & others]

November 4, 2011

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Got a request today for Israeli rapper, Subliminal.  this first cut, though, actually is I like It by Remedy ft. Subliminal.  Just a wicked mix of Remedy’s English against with Subliminal’s Hebrew.  Very cool.

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Yemeni hiphop: rebellion song? Or J.A.H.H.S.

September 23, 2011

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Is this a rebellion song? Or Just Another Hip Hop Song?

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Hiphop in Dubai, UAE: the Episode

September 23, 2011

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“Mic Check”:  hiphop doc featuring Dubai, United Arab Emirates rappers.

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Syria’s G’z Wave with a pretty infectious beat

September 23, 2011

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The young Syrians bring a big beat but … much better when they’re rapping Arabic.

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Saudi Arabia’s biggest hiphop star, Qusai, with “The Job”

September 21, 2011

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Qusai‘s the biggest thing in Saudi hiphop.  Raised in Jeddah ’til 15, he came to the states for college and MBA.  He returned a legend.

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Qatari rapper MC Naif with hookman Klooky King

September 21, 2011

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9-20-2011 9-23-37 PM qatar mc naif klooky king

Klooky King digs autotune. MC Naif digs fricatives.  Together, they make pretty good hiphop.

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