israeli rap - movement that hit the world as everyone made...

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Since its beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip hop has been emerging as a mainstream music genre. In the 1990s it caught on in Israel, and soon made a huge impact there. Beginning with DJ Liron Teeni and rock band Shabak Samech and continuing through to Subliminal and HaDag Nachash today, Israeli hip hop has changed the face of political protesting in Israel over the past twenty years. In 1992 Shabak Samech first got together, originally calling themselves FFM, for Floating Fat Man. They started out much like ‘old-school’ rappers of America, with such lyrics as “Shabak Samech is an empire/See how all the females get hysterical.” However, around 2004 it became common to hear socially conscious lyrics, as in Hadag Nachash’s ''A strong people makes peace,'' ''No Arabs, no terror'' and ''Long live the king Messiah.'' This switch followed the greening
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Unformatted text preview: movement that hit the world, as everyone made an effort to be more socially conscious, or ‘green.’ Not only has this music become popular in Israel, but Israeli hip hop has risen to international fame with Yuchtman-Yaar, Ephraim and Tamar Hermann. "The Latitude of Acceptance: Israeli Attitudes Toward Political Protest Before and After the Assassination of Yitxhak Rabin." The Journal o f Conflict Resolution 01 Dec 1998 721-743. 20 Nov 2007 . %2bap010171%2b01a00040%2b0%2cFFFFFF& Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3 D1%26artsi%3D1%26Query%3Dpolitical%2Bprotest%2Bisrael%2B1990s%26wc%3Don...
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