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Arab Hip-Hop and Revolution: The Narcicyst on Music, Politics, and the Art of Resistance

March 3, 2011

I really want you to watch this interview video but it’s in a format that I can’t embed here in WordPress. So – here’s a link. It’s about 18 minutes long but very interesting. Yassin Salman AKA Hip-Hop Artist ‘The Narcicyst’, sits down with Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Koudous. Watch it now!

Arab Hip-Hop and Revolution: The Narcicyst on Music, Politics, and the Art of Resistance

Interesting, eh?

The Narcicyst has also been involved in a tune called #Jan25, released in response to recent events.

Inspired by the resilience of Egyptian people during their recent uprising, several notable musicians from North America have teamed up to release a song of solidarity and empowerment. The track is fittingly titled ‘#Jan25’ as a reference to both the date the protests officially began in Egypt, and its prominence as a trending topic on Twitter. Produced by Sami Matar, a Palestinian-American composer from Southern California, and featuring the likes of Freeway, The Narcicyst, Omar Offendum, HBO Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, and Canadian R&B vocalist Ayah – this track serves as a testament to the revolution’s effect on the hearts and minds of today’s youth, and the spirit of resistance it has come to symbolise for oppressed people worldwide

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