The topic is hip-hop and social issues. Thesis The author claims that Arab hip-hop was not an insular clique any more and its music can have impact on the larger society as the responses from this Arab hip-hop movement.
Main points When Jackson interviews the MCs, he finds bribes might happen during the vents Ground Zero: Jackson looks up the stage setting and listens to the MC’s delayed soundcheck.Jackson feels that MCs prepare the concert earnestly and are serious about their propose, they are so impressive that Jackson is humbled. Hip-Hop Response: The crowds get impatient, MCs indicate nothing will stop the hip-hop event to happen. Limbo: Security does not let the victims of the revolution into the venue, organizer tries to negotiate with the director of the Gezira Sports Club but fails. Epic Switch: The venue changes, but the crowd is not going to miss out the concert and do appear in the new location.End Game: When the event ends, people are still excited and wonder where to go after party.
The Arabic hip-hop movement is held successfully, and it do have a impact on the society. Major examples Arabian Knightz yelled back to the impatient audience, ” Whatever happens… even if it has to be on the street…
we’ll perform for you”. Malikah was in Columbia two days before the event. Even though she is suffering the horrible jet-leg, she is not going to give up the night of the Voice of the Street.
As the Gezira Youth Center refuses the victims entry, the event has no choice but to switch to Darb 17 18. The crowd does make their way across the town to attend. Deed’s music reflects on the people’s daily life with some problems”unemployment, lack of social awareness and so on, and people yearn for songs from Deed against oppression.