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Label: Arab League Records
Bio: Egypt, modern land of revolution for peace and empowerment.
Arabian Knightz, the premier hip hop group from the land of the Nile River, have not only established themselves as the lyricists with the sharpest swords in their land, but they also created the most consistently original sound of any ...See Full Bio
“The Cairo-based hip-hop group Arabian Knightz released "Rebel," a track about the uprising that included the lines "They killed us, slaughtered us, put us behind bars" and "enslaving us must end." Though the song might have been censored by Mubarak's secret police in earlier times, the group says, inside the confines of Tahrir Square it was rapped with impunity. "Mubarak's government has always told us we can't sing about certain things, that it had to be happy-go-lucky. But we don't leave anything untalked-about," said Sphinx, a Cairo-based member of Arabian Knightz who grew up in Los Angeles. "In Tahrir, we could rap about it. We could spark the revolution in people."”