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New Rap City: Paris

Blur on the street

To understand Muslim hip-hop in Paris, you’d have to go back to the beginning — to the early ’80s when rap was imported from New York City. Since then, the city has spawned a distinctly francophone sound, one that paints an accurate picture of what’s really happening á Paris — beyond the bright lights of the Seine and Champs-Elysees. Join Museyon Guide Miles Marshall Lewis as he explores the spectrum of Muslim hip-hop from Muslim-and-proud acts (Abd al Malik) to rappers of Islamic faith who rock the microphone without mentioning Allah at all.

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