If you’re a free-thinking, liberal and pragmatic Arab like me, you’re probably just as pissed off, hopeless and disgusted by what the Arab Spring has come to. We’ve deposed predictable tyrants to be replaced by volatile Islamist fundamentalists who are just as bad if not worse. Egypt is becoming an Islamic princedom with every passing day, Tunisian free-thinkers are being poached off one by one, Libya is at the mercy of fundamentalist terrorist groups and Syria is being razed to the ground.
Voices of the youth who made the revolutions are being drowned out by Ayman El Zawahiri and Mohammad Morsi. My beloved Lebanon is being torn up to shreds between the rotting carcass of corruption, oppression and religious fundamentalism that is 14 and 8 March. We kicked out Bashar to get successors which are just as bad with their tinted windows and corruption. Our uneducated, radicalized youth members are being recruited to fight others and each other for Sunni extremists and Shiite Hezbollah in a war in Syria that isn’t ours.
I can go on for volumes about how disappointed and disgusted I and many others like me are, but I am not as eloquent and powerful in my writing as these MCs with the sick verses they’re dropping to equally awesome beats. From Egypt’s Morsi, to Bilad Ash-Sham’s plight and Lebanon’s 14-8 delimma. Even the Gulf gets it’s fair share of verses. I really, really advise you to give the soundcloud I’ve embedded above a listen. It energized me and revitalized my desire for a new Arab world, ours, far from religion and corruption and tyrants, and close to the people, freedoms, equality and rights we all want.
Khat Thaleth is awesome, and fair. They’re not anti-Isareli aggression or Arab hypocrisy and corruption, but against both and for us. For the first time ever maybe, I actually feel with other Arabs and have faith that there are many like me, it’s not all dirty beards and shaven mustaches, black burkas and no women’s rights, but real people, awesome people, who deserve the best.
Their EP was launched in Beirut on February 8, which makes me proud of our little piece of Hell, Lebanon.
Also, Lebanese folks might enjoy Track 6