Palestinian Hip Hop Group
DAM, an innovative and explicitly political Palestinian hip hop group, has been around since 1998. So if you haven't checked them out, then it's about time, get on it!
All three artists were born and raised in the slums of Lod, a mixed Israeli town of Arabs and Jews. Combine dope beats, drenched in that beautiful melancholic middle eastern sound, with tight arabic rhymes inspired by the everyday suffering and resistance of their people, and you've got a hip hop sound that is haunting.
Here's a link to their video for Meen Erhabe (arabic translation = who's the terrorist)
Check out the chorus of the track:
!مين ارهابي ؟! انا ارهابي ؟
!!كيف ارهابي وانا عايش في بلادي؟
!!مين ارهابي ؟! انت ارهابي
!!!ماكلني وانا عايش في بلادي
Who's the terrorist? I'm the terrorist?!
How am I the terrorist when you've taken my land?
Who's the terrorist? You're the terrorist!
You've taken everything I own while I'm living in my homeland