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Music: Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and Rap: Arab States
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Hip-hop and hip-hop artists have gained traction and popularity in Arabic-speaking countries within recent decades. The rise of media diffusion technologies such as satellite, Internet, and mobile phones, along with the development of social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Vimeo, has provided the tools for artists to write, produce, and disseminate musical and…

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Dotson-Renta, Lara, “Music: Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and Rap: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001433>
First published online: 2012

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