Posted in Hip Hop References, News Article, Tunisia

Tunisia’s rappers provide soundtrack to a revolution

Tunisia’s rappers provide soundtrack to a revolution by Neil Curry

Tunisia’s rappers have long made a point of speaking their minds, their lyrics often bringing them into conflict with the old regime. But more than simply upsetting the status quo, according to one of the country’s leading rappers, their music was the “fuel” for Tunisia’s revolution. In this article, CNN interviewed “Balti”, who is Tunisia’s best-known rapper and one of the founding fathers of hip-hop music in the country.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/02/tunisia.rappers.balti/?hpt=Mid

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