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Making hip hop in Saudi Arabia is a bit of a tightrope act, says Qusai Kheder, self-styled ambassador for the genre who has built a niche following for his sex-and-violence free brand of rap music....

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Some of the most exciting hip hop is coming out of the Arab world right now. Egypt based Arabian Knightz has brought together 30 (!) Arab MCs is one massive posse cut, “Unkighted States of...

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Hip-Hip in Saudi Arabia 101 (Vol. 1)

May 16, 2012 | Comments

  By Hass “BIG HASS” Dennaoui (for World Hip Hop Market) (Hass is the founder of Re-Volt Radio Blog and the founder/producer/host of Saudi’s 1st FM Hip Hop Radio Show “Laish Hip Hop?” which means “Why...

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Laish Hip-Hop is Arabic for “Why Hip-Hop.” The brainchild of 32-year old Saudi Hass Den a radio show that educates people about hip-hop music and discusses all related issues in Saudi Arabia and the world...

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Some young Saudis love it. Others consider it a form of Western corruption. Whatever the case maybe, break dancing — an athletic urban dance form that originated from the streets of urban America — has...

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Saudi Hip Hop’s Painful Birth

May 2, 2008 | Comments

By Faiza Saleh Ambah (MSNBC.com) JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia – For many years, the members of the Saudi hip-hop group Dark2Men performed mostly in living rooms for their friends. They hid their pastime from relatives who...

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