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Rap Music in Libya: Serving as a Mouthpiece for Change

Rap Music in Libya: Serving as a Mouthpiece for Change

While rap and hip hop in North America today is predominantly done for entertainment purposes, in other parts of the world where the stakes are high and violence is rampant, rap and hip hop music have reverted back to their original roots; that is, to serve as a mouthpiece for the young and downtrodden. Take the youths of Libya for example, while rap and hip hop music in North America today is often lambasted for its misogynist messages and  its promotion of sex and violence, the young people in Libya are reviving rap’s true intended purpose; to bring about awareness and instigate positive change.

http://www.orijinculture.com/community/2011/rap-music-libya-serving-mouthpiece-change/

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