Israeli Arabs turn to rap music:
“MWR’s hit “Because I’m an Arab” includes the words: “A policeman sees me, immediately arrests me, asks me some racist questions, and why? Because I’m an Arab. Let me live. I’m just trying to live.” The song topped the charts for two weeks on a Haifa radio station. A rap festival in Nazareth last year drew thousands of people. Even some Jews are listening. MWR performed last month in Tel Aviv, where about 1,000 people, almost all of them Jews, bobbed their heads to the beat and cheered. “It was powerful to sing Arabic in front of them,” said Charley Shaby, 25, the group’s DJ. “They listened. I don’t care if they understand it or not … they understand the message.””
Arabs Voice Protest in Rap Music