The History Of Arabic Hip-Hop: From Oldschool To The New Wave

XP Day

SAT | 05:00 PM - 05:45 PM


Celebrating 50 years of hip hop this year we’ll take a look back at the staggering impact and progress of the genre in the MENA region. Tracing back a timeline of the evolution of Arabic rap through the lens of some of the region’s most prolific OGs - unpacking the past and current trends from old school to trap, autotune to diss wars, drill to afrobeats. We’ll be hearing how the artform gained mass traction where previously ignored, how different countries are crafting their own definitive Arab hip hop sound and what the scene needs to progress.