Palestinian Hip-Hop Group 'Dam': "Who's The Terrorist"
Ok, I admit it, I've discovered YouTube big time :) Palestinian hip-hop groups have been getting a bit more attention in the western press of late, I don't know how popular these guys really are in the territories. I imagine in a place like Ramallah where there are a lot of Palestinian-Americans that they've got something of a following.
This is called "Who's The Terrorist" from a group called Dam (pronounced more like "dumb" in English and meaning "blood" in Arabic - Bible readers will recall the word from "Akeldama" or the "field of blood" in the related Aramaic which Judas' 30 pieces of silver were used to purchase after he committed suicide). I think it comes across well in Arabic, don't know how it sounds to only-English speakers who have to go from the subtitles, but the video footage and lyrics tell a strong story:
A couple Palestinian-American hip-hop groups include the Philistines and Iron Sheik.
This is a trailer to a documentary on Palestinian hip-hop called Slingshot Hip Hop which shows a bunch of different groups in Gaza, the West Bank, and inside Israel (one of the Gaza guys must have spent a lot of time in Egypt given his strong Egyptian accent):