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The United Arab Emirates isn’t a country you’d typically associate with hip-hop. It’s a place that is generally bereft of the cultural signifiers native to the dark, dank locales rap was birthed in – Illmatic, for...

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Playnation to host Hip Hop contest

June 18, 2013 | Comments

Budding artists will showcase their vocal skills and rhyming abilities at a Hip Hop freestyle competition to be held in Dubai on June 20. The Ultimate Freestyle Night, hosted by Playnation, a leisure concepts destination,...

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Yassin Alsalman, better known by his stage name The Narcicyst (or Narcy), is an Iraqi-Canadian MC and journalist. A longtime fixture in the North American hip-hop scene and a pioneer of the Arab hip-hop movement,...

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By Carol O’Connor, Ph.D.   Goin’ worldwide, connects overseas Mississipi on my mind while I’m grindin’ for the cheese – Stunna Mane, feat. Kwaw Kese Although hip-hop may most frequently be viewed as a dynamic...

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UAE: The local heroes of hip-hop

January 2, 2010 | Comments

Formed in Dubai, with a pedigree as international as the city itself, the acclaimed rap crew Foreign Beggars have emerged from their unlikely origins to become key players in the UK scene with a growing...

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MTV Looks to Conquer Middle East Market

December 15, 2007 | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – (AP) MTV is hoping hip-hop and reality television tailored and sanitized for a more conservative Middle East will draw young Arabs away from dozens of locally produced music video channels...

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