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I hold a certain skepticism that most other rappers don’t present. If you listen to my verses on any of the so-called ‘revolutionary’ songs that were recorded during the Arab Spring, I am never too hopeful – I am always on the fence. I am there to support you, but also to ask the important questions we want to ignore. Look at the children of Iraq, how they have suffered, and how the world has forgotten them. Who is to say the world won’t do the same to Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, etc.? We turn a blind eye really quickly, and tend to not even see ourselves anymore in the process.
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I hold a certain skepticism that most other rappers don’t present. If you listen to my verses on any of the so-called ‘revolutionary’ songs that were recorded during the Arab Spring, I am never too hopeful – I am always on the fence. I am there to support you, but also to ask the important questions we want to ignore. Look at the children of Iraq, how they have suffered, and how the world has forgotten them. Who is to say the world won’t do the same to Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, etc.? We turn a blind eye really quickly, and tend to not even see ourselves anymore in the process.

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