Hyderabad: A Palestinian rapper Abdur Rahman al-Shanti uses music to spread his message of what growing up in the Gaza Strip is like. 11-year-old rapper has become an internet sensation because of his rap songs.
Al Jazeera quoted the young rapper as saying: “I want to tell the outside world how the Palestinians live in Gaza and how we as children are supposed to live like normal people but don’t.”
The young rapper shot to fame earlier this month after one of his cover songs on his Instagram page went viral. The song earned him more than 92,000 followers.
In the video Abdurrahman is seen standing in front of his classmates and rapping in American-accented English.
First of all, this is our country
Let me tell you how it goes
We want peace and we want love
People pray and teach who don’t
There’s a chance you can die
Let’s see what the future holds
My life is on the line
Right behind the bullet holes
I do it for my family
I do it for my soul
Some things will never change
Some things will stay the same
But when it’s said and done
Palestine will still remain
Abdurrahman’s stage name is MCA. He first took a liking to hip-hop music at the age of nine. Eminem is his favourite rapper.