Remixing Battle Rap and Arabic Poetic Battling

Faculty/Professorship: Cultural Studies of the Middle East  
Author(s): Wiedemann, Felix 
Title of the Journal: Occhialì : rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico
ISSN: 2532-6740
Corporate Body: Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Lingue e Scienze dell’Educazione
Publisher Information: Arcavacata di Rende
Year of publication: 2019
Issue: 4
Pages: 13-28
Language(s): English
This project examines particularities of Arabic battle rap in Lebanon. It discusses primarily the anchorage of battle rap in local and Arabic cultural traditions. To this end, interviews with rappers have been conducted. In conjunction with video recordings of battles, the rappers' statements comprise the core of the material used for this article. On that basis, references and similarities to written and oral cultural heritage are analyzed as well as language use. Altogether, this research shows links of Lebanese battle rap culture to global hip hop culture as well as to Lebanese and Arabic culture. Thus, Lebanese battle rap can be seen as a locally appropriated, “remixed”, cultural hybrid.
GND Keywords: Libanon; Arabisch; Hip-Hop; Rap; Soziolinguistik
Keywords: Rap, Hip-Hop, Libanon, Arabisch, Soziolinguistik
DDC Classification: 490 Other languages  
780 Music  
890 Other literatures  
RVK Classification: LS 94508     LT 55458     LT 11048   
Type: Article
Release Date: 28. November 2022