söndag 9 oktober 2011

True Revolutionary Hip Hop

About a week ago I had the chance to have a gig together with tunisian rapper and living legend El General. A humble and great guy I hope to work with and meet again. For you who don't know him...
December 17 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi RIP set himself on fire to protest the oppression that he suffered from the authorities. Around the same time 21 year old rapper Hamada Ben Amor aka El General released the song Rayes lebled (Head of State ie) where he raps directly to the president to tell him that his people are dying and suffering. These two important events sparkled the revolution in Tunisia which was the start of the whole arab spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.
This is the most influential hip hop track ever, not in a musical perspective, but politically and in a revolutionairy perspective so I just had to put this up for y'all.

from the CD Sound of Tunisia (phonie 2011)

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