Rap around the world

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Postby suruvaippa » 2018-02-04, 6:45

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-18, 2:02

A very short rap in Chadian Arabic with subtitles in French as a response to city-dwellers who look down on their rural counterparts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxEVLJInKFo
And another rap song from Chad, almost all in French (with a bit of Chadian Arabic), called "Enfant Soldat," about the many children who are conscripted into an army or militia in central Africa (there are at least a few different songs about this):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb-1s4Cv0WU
Lyrics can be found in the description for this video.

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Postby Karavinka » 2018-04-28, 18:40

Icelandic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKdzBT6EUT8
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Postby Ciarán12 » 2018-06-29, 8:17

One of the very few examples of rap in Irish I've seen. I don't particularly like it, but beggers can't be choosers...

https://youtu.be/F-Dkl6G1-DA

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-16, 5:50

Mam is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. One of my professors, and in fact the department chair at the time, was a linguist who worked primarily on Mam (but had also worked on a variety of other indigenous languages of the Americas). For some mysterious reason, it seems that most of the songs I manage to find in Mam are rap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVFjz8Qj80
(Sorry about the weird singing quality in the video above this line :lol:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DO74tKVF3k

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Re: Rap around the world

Postby pittmirg » 2018-07-30, 9:53

What? No imperial Mongolian rap here yet? That can't be!

Загасан ширээт тамга - Конгурей
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYnUq5qIQEY
Загасан Ширээт Тамга - Эки аттар
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdWiN-st-0k
Загасан ширээт тамга - Жанд а [бохир ертөнц киноны дуу]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga85-I8pOfs

(Judging by the comments I think they have songs in both Tuvan and Mongolian but I wouldn't know which is which)
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Re: Rap around the world

Postby ceid donn » 2018-07-30, 15:05

Maître Gims, anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_rEHfLgdcY

Every time I hear this I'm reminded of how badly I need a t-shirt with "fuck la vie d'artiste" on it.

Ciarán12 wrote:One of the very few examples of rap in Irish I've seen. I don't particularly like it, but beggers can't be choosers...


Still better than any Scottish Gaelic rap I've heard...which really isn't saying much... :|

Rap is like jazz. As a worldwide phenomena it works exceedingly well as either a subversive or confrontational artistic expression for some, but for others, it comes across as pretty kitschy.

Of course there are always those who'll want it both ways, like Manau, who are good at being culturally subversive while being enjoyably kitschy and we should all love them for that 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEpzez_H2CI

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Re: Rap around the world

Postby linguoboy » 2018-07-30, 16:27

I've never heard any good rapping in Irish. By contrast, there are some pretty accomplished rappers and toasters in the Welsh pop scene. Ed Holden is one of the best of the bunch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OckWKBaMj4
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Re: Rap around the world

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-26, 3:18

A fellow UniLanger who shall remain anonymous once introduced me to Iranian rapper Hichkas through this song in Persian:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkncQCpzzc
This is a rap I posted recently. The video footage is from "Bugatti" by Ace Hood. Of course, that's in English whereas this song is not, but I don't actually know which language this song is in! It's apparently called "Mbwela" and performed by an artist named Rastyna. Mbwela is the name of a Bantu language spoken in Angola, but I'm not sure whether there's actually a relationship between this particular language and this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEF05Ske1tc

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Re: Rap around the world

Postby Ciarán12 » 2018-09-18, 18:45

Found this in Prtguês de PrtgaLL:

https://youtu.be/V2vGc2GsH-A

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Re: Rap around the world

Postby md0 » 2018-09-18, 19:51

There's some good hip-hop from Greece, but Cypriot Greek rap is quite recent (up to recently, most Greek Cypriot artists in any genre would move to Greece early on, and produce songs in Greece Greek).

This guy, Julio, is promising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk6ysumioY8
https://youtu.be/y0hbbkXI8vU
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Re: Rap around the world

Postby ceid donn » 2018-10-16, 16:33

This is...well..it exists. I'll leave it at that.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QxsOu-ABNM

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Re: Rap around the world

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-28, 3:37

I'm pretty sure this song qualifies as rap; apologies for the low volume, though (I have to turn it all the way up in order to hear it at all, pretty much)! :P It's obviously not in English, but I'm actually not quite sure what language it is in. I think maybe it's in Russian? It was filmed in a Macedonian village called Galičnik, but apparently, the guy filming it is of mixed Russian and Serbian descent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpSSetM_qGU


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