Hip Hop

UAE is opening its doors to rap music, says Syrian rapper

UAE is opening its doors to rap music, says Syrian rapper

Dhanusha Gokulan / 4 August 2014 Ahmad Molham Makki's style of rapping perhaps has the distinction of being poetic and something that has a strong social message. From the clothes he wears, to the chains he wears and the attitude he sports, Ahmad Molham Makki, aka Molham Rebel, is every inch a rapper. But unlike several rappers, who are all about making it big with the syncopated lyrics, Makki’s style of rapping perhaps has the distinction of being poetic and something that has a strong social message.
Intra- and Interlingual Translation in Blackamerican Muslim Hip Hop

Intra- and Interlingual Translation in Blackamerican Muslim Hip Hop

Sara Hakeem Grewal From: African American Review Volume 46, Number 1, Spring 2013 pp. 37-54 | 10.1353/afa.2013.0023 Abstract: This article examines three main aspects of translation in the hip hop of Blackamerican Muslim hip-hop artists Mos Def and Lupe Fiasco: first, translation between Hip Hop Nation Language (HHNL) and a high register of White Mainstream English (WME) termed “academic English”; second, translation between HHNL and WME more broadly; and third, translation between HHNL and Arabic.