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Hip Hop Is ‘Mixtape of the Revolution’ in Africa and the Middle East

Hip Hop has had a massive influence on the waves of revolutions and protests across the Middle East and Africa. Rappers have become highly influential spokespeople for a generation of youth disillusioned, giving a voice to the voiceless. What is behind Hip Hop’s global appeal?

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The US Government’s Hip Hop Diplomacy in the Middle East


Our government is using Hip Hop as a form of DIPLOMACY abroad, countering “poor perceptions” of the US and promoting democracy in the Middle East. Does this speak to Hip Hop’s ever-expanding popularity, or the theft of its subversive power? Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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