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The French-Kabyle artist (Algerian) raps with a well-informed mind.

Médine's songs cover mainstream's void.

He deftly breaks down topics from Gaza to

Islamophobia, inequality and imperialist wars.

From Arabian Panther

Medine is vocal against France's structured poverty.

He makes it a point: stand up to the status quo!

"We’re standing up to denounce the prejudice and injustice we face." (TIME)

He "wrote first to keep the youth in the housing projects from

losing hope and withdrawing from society." (New York Times)

This is revolution's foundation: hope, self-determination and mass organization.

"One of the important things to note about that day [January 7 2015] is

is that there were people marching who you could describe

as terrorists, people who’ve been working to restrict Arab

freedom of expression for many years.

World leaders like Netanyahu.

Journalists like Caroline Fourest who claim they’re

in favour of freedom of expression." (x)

Medine headlined 2015's Who Is Malcolm X? party at Le Bataclan.

The nightclub had been targeted two years

before in Paris' terrorist attacks.

Disiz is another French-Muslim rapper, whose brainchild Who

Is Malcolm X? funded a publication on the famous revolutionary.


Rappers With African Roots Bridge Hip-Hop Divide  (The New York Times, 03-13-19)

Giving Voice to France’s Poorest Youth, With Rhymes and Beats (The New York Times, 01-20-16)

Hip-Hop Diplomacy  (Foreign Affairs, 04-16-14)