January 30, 2012

Rap and the Revolutions

Sujatha Fernandes, New York Times

AP Photo

DEF JAM will probably never sign them, but Cheikh Oumar Cyrille Touré, from a small town about 100 miles southeast of Dakar, Senegal, and Hamada Ben Amor, a 22-year-old man from a port city 170 miles southeast of Tunis, may be two of the most influential rappers in the history of hip-hop.

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TAGGED: Senegal, Tunisia, Arab Spring

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