Tag: hip-hop

Notorious anti-Arab Israeli rapper joins PM Netanyahu's Likud party

The Shadow was sponsored by the equally controversial MP Oren Hazan, who said the rapper is ‘worth five seats’ in parliament A notorious Israeli rapper known as much for his far-right and violently anti-Arab views as his music has joined the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party. Yoav Eliasi, known […]

David Bowie heads Mercury shortlist with his final album, Blackstar

The singer, who died in January, appears on a list that also recognises the resurgence of UK grime by including Skepta and Kano David Bowie has been honoured with a posthumous place on the Hyundai Mercury prize shortlist for his final album, Blackstar, which was described as a “parting gift” […]

Drake publishes open letter in response to Alton Sterling killing by police

Rapper responds to the death of the 37-year-old black man, shot dead by Louisiana police outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge Drake has responded to the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling with an open letter commenting on the “strained relationship” between US police and “black and brown communities”. Sterling, […]