July 29, 2020

UAE’s emerging hip hop scene searches for its identity

Dubai (AFP) – Saud Waled Ibrahim raps in a mixture of Arabic and English, a blend that has become a hallmark of a hip hop scene in search of its identity in the United Arab Emirates.The burly Emirati, better known as SG, is recording a new track in his small but modern studio in a low-key part of the Gulf state best known for its glittering skyscrapers and artificial palm-shaped islands.    “There is no country that doesn’t have rap… but we’re still seen as intruders,” said the 24-year-old, sporting an over-sized Adidas T-shirt and obligatory headphones.And in a country made up of residents …

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