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Neo-Con Luv Song
March 31, 2005 8:47 PM   Subscribe

Palestinian Rap is au courant. Nasri Zacharia, aka Iron Sheik raps about the Neo-Cons -- Watch the "Neo-Con Luv" music video, (mp3). Other mp3s: About Baghdad, and his remix, Conversation with Edward Said.
posted by derangedlarid (10 comments total)

 
I guess this isn't what I heard yesterday on NPR's The World.

The World's Aaron Schachter meets Israel's hip-hop stars, Hadag Nachash...who've just hit it big with a song made up of Israeli bumper-stickers.


C'mon kids. Let's do the Israel/Palestine fight right here on the blue, thus keeping the bombs (musical bombs) off the street!

BTW, I don't choose sides here, I just choose less bloodshed.
posted by snsranch at 8:58 PM on March 31, 2005


... Ariel Sharon, a real cabron

Man, he's even reaching out to the Latino community?
posted by taschenrechner at 9:58 PM on March 31, 2005


"He’d be the Penguin and I’d be Batman
My flurry of fists would sink that fat man"

see what happens when you can't curse in a rap song?

posted by j.p. Hung at 10:16 PM on March 31, 2005


Did I say can't? Well, I meant don't.
posted by j.p. Hung at 10:19 PM on March 31, 2005


I'm not too impressed with any of this, except Neocon LuvSong (the rapping technique is so much better than in Olive Trees that it's hard to believe it's the same person). Still doesn't hold a candle to the best american hiphop, but that's a high bar (it's been about 20 years since hiphop got started -- 20 years after the start of jazz was 1930 or so, and Europe didn't start putting out decent jazz until fairly recently).

I don't speak hebrew so I can't evaluate Hadag Nachash's lyrics, but their beats sound a little stilted, and the technique is, again, mediocre at best.
posted by Tlogmer at 10:28 PM on March 31, 2005


Still doesn't hold a candle to the best american hiphop, but that's a high bar (it's been about 20 years since hiphop got started -- 20 years after the start of jazz was 1930 or so, and Europe didn't start putting out decent jazz until fairly recently).
Umm...you did notice that they're not actually in Palestine, right?
posted by kickingtheground at 10:44 PM on March 31, 2005


Alright, I guess that part goes more for Hadag Nachash. The point remains, though: they don't compare to (say) Nas. That's an unfair comparison, maybe, but one worth making.
posted by Tlogmer at 11:46 PM on March 31, 2005


There's also The Philistines. Two Palestinian-American brothers from East Tennessee (one of which I was good friends with back in High School). They mention sweet tea, Waffle House (diced and covered), and NC tobacco, but no Dr. Enuf.

The tracks on their site have some beats by Iron Sheik.
posted by PantsOfSCIENCE at 5:07 AM on April 1, 2005


I hear rap scene is really blowin' up in Ramallah.
posted by dhoyt at 8:58 AM on April 1, 2005


"...the rap scene..."
posted by dhoyt at 8:58 AM on April 1, 2005


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