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Encyclopedia > Arabic hip hop
Cover of ARABRAP.NET VOL 1 sampler CD (2003)
Cover of ARABRAP.NET VOL 1 sampler CD (2003)

Arabic hip hop is hip hop music and culture originating in the Arabic-speaking world. It is performed in English, local Arabic dialects, Hebrew, and French. Like most artists of the genre, these artists are highly influenced by American hip hop. However, hip-hop in this many choose to be creative on their choice of topics and music borrowing only the style. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 617 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1520 × 1476 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 617 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1520 × 1476 pixel, file size: 1. ... Middle Eastern hip hop is hip hop music and culture originating in the Middle East. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Hip hop is a subculture, which is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaattaa. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Arabic language is a Semitic language with many varieties. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... The United States was the nation of origin of hip hop, a cultural movement that began in the 1970s in New York City, among primarily African American and Hispanic audiences. ...


Hip hop music is intensely popular almost everywhere in the Arabic-speaking world. It is played on the radio stations and shown on TV stations, but performing it has begun only recently. Some say a Palestinian group called DAM began the movement but in fact, the MWR (from Akko) came with the first single in Arabic called "Ashanak Arabi"-(Because you an Arab). So MWR was the first to attempt to produce Arabic rap music in 1999 and their music was included in ARABRAP.NET's sampler CD that was released in 2003. Many of hip hop groups are still underground. Being critical about politics and expressing your views could incite government censure. The internet has been an outlet for most groups like the Arabian Knightz, an Egyptian group that is gaining popularity. The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... MWR may refer to: Michael Waltrip Racing, a NASCAR team Morale, Welfare and Recreation Category: ... The Old City of Akko in the 19th or early 20th century, looking south-west from atop the Land Wall Promenade, the open space now a parking lot. ...

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Algeria

Famous Algerian rappers include Intik, MBS, George Saoud and MIA.And T.O.X Algerian rappers.


Bahrain

Main article: Bahraini hip hop

In Bahrain, there's DJ Outlaw. Bahraini hip hop is relatively young and small compared to some of its counterparts around the world. ... DJ Outlaw is one of the most well known Bahraini hip hop music producers. ...


Egypt

More recent and very popular hip hop performers are MTM from EgyptAlexandria , not highly affected by "American" Hip-Hop, who have been using Egyptian Arabic in their songs. Nickname: Alexandria on the map of Egypt Map of Alexandria Coordinates: , Country Egypt Founded 334 BC Government  - Governor Adel Labib Population (2001)  - City 3,500,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Twin Cities  - Baltimore  United States  - Cleveland  United States  - ConstanÅ£a  Romania  - Durban  South Africa... Egyptian Arabic (MarÄ« مصري) is part of the Arabic macrolanguage of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ...


In Mansoura you can find the famouse underground rapper ModyRapWho Started Rapping in 1999 , he is also a Music composer and sound system manager.


Jaffa Phonix, founded in 2003 by two Palestinian refugees in Egypt, is an electro/hop band using Palestinian Arabic. The Arabian Knightz have also been gaining popularity.the Y-crew a very popular underground band in Egypt Alexandria.eL ZerO from Cairo first HipHop Crew in Cairo . This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: Alexandria on the map of Egypt Map of Alexandria Coordinates: , Country Egypt Founded 334 BC Government  - Governor Adel Labib Population (2001)  - City 3,500,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Twin Cities  - Baltimore  United States  - Cleveland  United States  - ConstanÅ£a  Romania  - Durban  South Africa... Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ...


Egyptian underground rap is now growing rapidly, due to the feeling of injustice that mainly affects youths in Egypt, There are two web-sites concerning egyptian rap, ShababRappers www.shababrappers.com (Means: Youths Rappers) , and EgyRap


Iraq

Niz-r is an Iraqi rapper who is living in Jordan who raps in both Jordanian and Iraqi Arabic dialects. // NiZ-R a half Iraqi half Palestinian living in Jordan was born on January the 20th of 1988, he was raised in a family that was always attached to politics, with different political points of view, so he developed his own personal political point of view at a really small...


Euphrates (band) and frontman The Narcicyst who is now going solo, are Iraqi Canadians from Montreal. Yassin Alsalman better known as The Narcicyst or Narcy is an Iraqi Canadian hip hop artist[1] [2]. Having been born in Basra, Iraq, growing up in Dubai, UAE [3] and now living in Montreal, Canada he has experienced both the Western world and the Arab world. ...


Sandhill (producers) was founded by Iraqi-Canadian brothers Habillis and Nofy Fannan in 2000. They were the musical force behind the groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed Iraqi hip-hop group Euphrates, which they formed with premier Arab MC and childhood friend The Narcicyst. MasterCard logo Manchaster Town Hall MC can mean: Mini Cooper: Macao: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code Machine, (also m/c) Manchester, England (also m/c) Mariah Carey, American songstress Marginal cost Marin Catholic Master cylinder Master of Ceremonies Rapper (also emcee), or a prefix for the names of rappers... Yassin Alsalman better known as The Narcicyst or Narcy is an Iraqi Canadian hip hop artist[1] [2]. Having been born in Basra, Iraq, growing up in Dubai, UAE [3] and now living in Montreal, Canada he has experienced both the Western world and the Arab world. ...


TIMZ is an Iraqi American rapper mostly known for his controversial rap song "Iraq", he now has a debut album "Open for business" available online. He has gained recognition through the political messages in his music, he has also been featured on Fox News, MTV News, and Al-Jazeera, as well as being nominated for "Best Hip-Hop Album" at 2006 San Diego Music Awards. TIMZ is a rapper from El Cajon near San Diego, California. ... Iraqi American are Americans of Iraqi descent, including those who are expatriates in exile or permanent immigrants. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... This article is about the TV network and channel. ...


Kuwait

There is a popular Kuwaiti hip hop band called Army of One [1], who perform in English. They released an album called "Reprezentin", which received much success around the region.


Lebanon

AKS'SER, an Arabic hip-hop group from Lebanon, was formed by two Beirut-based rappers whose music is a discourse about a society marked by civil war. Rayess Bek, one of AKS'SER members, has gone on with a solo career, releasing a widely acclaimed album, Aks'ser was recently signed by EMI. For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ...


Clotaire K, another Lebanese rapper, released an album titled Lebanese, and he mixes rap with Oriental beats, way before American hip-hop producers thought of this.


Ashekman, a controversial Lebanese rap crew, started in 2001 released their debut album titled Nasher Ghassil, and on the first week of sales they climbed to the Top2 in the sales chart. Ashekman album is the first Arab rap album with the "Parental advisory explicit content" sticker in Arabic, the crew had to put this sticker since the album content is aggressive and underground , and the album was rejected 3 times by censorship before it was accepted. For other uses, see Censor. ...


Morocco

The Album Cover from Morrocan Salah Edin's Official Mixtape 'Horr.'
Main article: Moroccan hip hop

One of the most successful Arabic rappers is the Moroccan artist Salah Edin who performs his music in the Moroccan dialect Darija. Salah Edin has performed in over 31 countries in 4 continents and worked among popular American acts such as the Wu-Tang Clan, producer Focus (Aftermath) as well as with popular French artists IAM and Danish topsellers Outlandish. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rap marocain Moroccan rap ---- (more info) Stage 2 : In Progress (How-to) Its an interesting translation about Morocco Spy-jones 13:44, 31 May 2007 (UTC) This article didnt exist in English-language Wikipedia Spy-jones 20%   00:16, 1 June 2007 (UTC) Join this translation   ---   Update this... Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, is the language spoken in the Arabic-speaking areas of Morocco, as opposed to the official communications of governmental and other public bodies which use Modern Standard Arabic, as is the case in most Arabic-speaking countries, while a mixture of French and Moroccan... “Wu-Tang” redirects here. ... Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by Dr. Dre. ... IAM is a French rap band from Marseille, created in 1989. ... Outlandish is a multi-award winning hip-hop group based in Denmark. ...


Cilvaringz is also a Moroccan rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan who speaks out against the anti-Islamic feelings. Cilvaringz is a hip hop producer from Tilburg, Netherlands, real name Tarik Azzougarh. ... “Wu-Tang” redirects here. ...


Palestine

Main article: Palestinian hip hop

Palestinian hip hop supposedly started in 1998 with Tamer Nafar's group DAM. These Palestinian youth forged the new Palestinian musical sub-genre, which blends Arabic melodies and hip hop beats. The group, based in Israel was founded in 1998, and is made up of three Palestinian men (who are also Israeli citizens): Tamer Nafar, his brother Suhell Nafar, and Mahmoud Jrere. The group's name is the Arabic word for "blood," (دم) but can also be an acronym for "Da Arabic MCs." The group's lyrics often deal with the frustration at the feeling of being second-class citizens in Israel, as well as other issues familiar to hip-hop fans around the world, including drug-related violence. Despite not having a formal recording contract, DAM's 2001 single "Meen Irhabi? - Who's the Terrorist?" - was downloaded more than a million times from their website. The group has also delivered their message outside Israel and the Palestinian territories on four European tours. DAM's latest single "Born Here" is in Hebrew and they are hoping they can bring the Palestinian message to an Israeli audience. "Arabs already know how they live - we have to educate Israelis on what's going on." On the 17th of November 2006 they released their first album: "Dedication". Palestinian hip hop supposedly started in 1998 with Tamer Nafars group DAM[1]. These Palestinian youth forged the new Palestinian musical sub-genre, which blends Arabic melodies and hip hop beats. ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... For other uses of Palestinian, see Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian. ... Tamer Nafar is a Palestinian rap artist. ...


From the Bay Area, California some gangsta Arab Palestinian rappers include Patriarch, The P-styne Ryders, and Saja P. Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. ...


Other Palestinian rappers include Rami the founder of MMD records,MWR, DAM, Arapeyat and Jabbar (rapper & producer) [2], the P.R. Palestinian Rapperz [3] , the N.O.M.A.D.S [4], and the Philistines [5], and Jaffa Phonix, founded in 2003 by two Palestinian refugees in Egypt, is an electro/hop band using Palestinain Arabic. Rami is the plural of ramus - a branch, as of a plant, nerve, or blood vessel. ... MWR may refer to: Michael Waltrip Racing, a NASCAR team Morale, Welfare and Recreation Category: ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


DJ Khaled is a very popular and well-known Palestinian-American DJ. However his hip-hop does not relate to the Palestinian struggle and is not Arabic, but has more of a contemporary American style. He has produced for top rappers such as Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, Birdman, Kanye West, Pitbull and others. DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Rick Alan Ross (born November 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a private consultant and lecturer in the area of so-called cults, who maintains a website with an extensive listing of articles about allegedly destructive cults, controversial groups and movements, and related research about mind control theories. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... Birdman may refer to: Chris Andersen, a former NBA basketball player nicknamed The Birdman Robert Franklin Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz, famous for raising birds in prison Bryan Williams (businessman), a record executive and record producer, co-founder of hip-hop label Cash Money Records. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑn. ... JEREMY MITRANI WAS BORN IN CUBA. HE IS ALSO JEWISH. THIS CONVENIENTLY MAKES HIM A JEWBAN!. HE ENJOYS HOT POCKETS, PITBULL CDS, AND HOT POCKETS. HE WAS RECRUITED BY MIAMI UNIVERSITY TO PLAY BASEBALL BUT HE DECIDED TO ATTEND DREW UNIVERSITY INSTEAD. HE IS ALWAYS CHILLIN AND ALWAYUS WANTS...


Other

From other Arab nations, Arab Legion, Iron Sheik, Patriarch Son of a Refugee, ArabSummit, Excentrik, eL ZerO , h2Z, and Adam A. Shoucair also known as (A.M.A) All.Mighty.Ameer [6].


Other successful rappers, producers and DJ's of Arabic origin are Cilvaringz (Wu-Tang Clan), DJ Khaled (Terror Squad) DJ Cut Killer (France), DJ Abdel (France), Freeman (IAM), Isam Bachiri (Outlandish), producer Fred Wreck (Snoop Dogg, G-Unit), DJ Lady S (Belgium), and All.Mighty.Ameer (Detroit). Cilvaringz is a hip hop producer from Tilburg, Netherlands, real name Tarik Azzougarh. ... DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ... The Terror Squad is a hip hop crew and a Record label from The Bronx, New York that is best known for its members Big Pun and Fat Joe. ... Fredwreck (of Palestinian descent, born Farid Nassar in Flint, Michigan) is a hip-hop producer, mostly for West Coast acts. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


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