Highlighted Story—Band of the Def
Like rock n’ roll before it, hip-hop started mainly as a cultural movement decades ago that spread worldwide, affecting even the far reaches of the earth. The Middle East is no exception. Hear Chyno and FZ, two members of Lebanon’s live hip-hop band Fareeq El Atrash, share about their beginnings as a musical group and about their contribution to the still fairly nascent, but highly promising, Middle Eastern hip-hop scene. All the music featured in this episode comes from the band’s second full-length album.
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