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Queen of Lebanese hip-hop raps on revolution

Veteran Middle Eastern hip-hop artist Malikah's new release at the height of the Lebanese protests marks a shift in her music and views on Lebanon.

BEIRUT — “I have gotten more laid back over time," admits Lebanese hip-hop artist Lynn Fattouh. "This was because of a growing sense of losing hope and losing faith in finding a solution [for my country]." But then she added, "What happened with the revolution is it brought this [anger back] because what I saw was hope."

On Oct. 24, a week after the protests started in Lebanon, Fattouh, known by her stage name Malikah (Queen in Arabic), released a song called “I’m Fighting.”

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