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Rap and the islamic world

Unread post by Sentenza » August 16th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Rap Music has influenced a lot of people in the islamic world. Here are some examples.

A turkish freestyle cypher...



(You dont have to understand it, to get what they are about)

This is a classic for turks in germany, stemming back from the 90s. They invented "oriental rap", rap mixed with oriental beats.

An iranian rapper, with subtitles.



From Morocco



Medine, from Le Havre, France....



What do you think, does or will it have an impact on youth culture in muslim countries or on muslim minorities living in the west?

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Re: Rap and the islamic world

Unread post by silentwssj » August 16th, 2015, 7:45 pm

I can't understand any of it! The guy beatboxing in the first video wearing the shirt that says real gangster cracks me up though. You guys are definitely different!

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Re: Rap and the islamic world

Unread post by Sentenza » August 17th, 2015, 3:01 am

silentwssj wrote:I can't understand any of it! The guy beatboxing in the first video wearing the shirt that says real gangster cracks me up though. You guys are definitely different!
I am not one of those guys, i am german. I cant understand any of it either.
Just wanted to show that despite all the rhetoric, western and american culture is influencing alot of people over there.
Hip Hop/Rap has become extremely popular in those countries.

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Unread post by silentwssj » August 17th, 2015, 7:10 am

I could see that it is having an impact on them. I bet back in their country it is probably looked down on though. In my eyes they are just trying to fit in.

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Re: Rap and the islamic world

Unread post by Sentenza » August 17th, 2015, 9:12 am

silentwssj wrote:I could see that it is having an impact on them. I bet back in their country it is probably looked down on though. In my eyes they are just trying to fit in.
Fit in with who?


It is looked down upon the same way it is in the west, mostly by conservative people, but keep in mind, these guys are all muslims too. Its the same conflict/political dividing line that we have in the west. Conservatives/right wingers versus progressives/leftists.
They dont look like terrorists to me with the dreadlocks and all that.
Or these guys:



My turkish isnt that good, but i can tell that they are rapping about smoking weed etc.
It has become an important factor in youth culture over there.

Check these guys out, i have to admit they cracked me up, but thats right in the midst of hardcore shiite Iran in the early 90s...It doesnt get more fundamentalist then that country at that time.


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Unread post by silentwssj » August 17th, 2015, 11:55 am

I don't know where the videos are filmed? If they come from the middle east then wow! If they are rapping on street corners somewhere in Europe then I would say they are trying to fit in with western culture.

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Re: Rap and the islamic world

Unread post by Sentenza » August 17th, 2015, 3:09 pm

silentwssj wrote:I don't know where the videos are filmed? If they come from the middle east then wow! If they are rapping on street corners somewhere in Europe then I would say they are trying to fit in with western culture.
The first one is in turkey and the second one is in Iran, 1991.

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