Saudi Arabia’s Hip-Hop Is Working on A New Identity

Rap in Saudi Arabia has shifted towards more positive messages directed predominantly at the youth, helping it to gain wider social acceptance. However, in 2018, Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5,000 rap and hip-hop shows, concerts and festivals.
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