50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Bahram, Iran

Bahram, Iran

Bahram Nouraei is among a group of young Iranians who have turned to rap to express themselves. He's been spitting weighty lyrics for the past decade, even addressing President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in his track “Namei be Raees Jomhoor” (A letter to the president). The rapper's outspokenness landed him a stint in jail, but won him a large following. Last year, he released his latest album, “Sokoot” (Silence).

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