An artist we've long had on our radar here at GWHH is Kentucky-based, Chicago-living, Libyan emcee Khaled M and his rather inspiring story (and that's an understatement) just got picked up in a nice piece in Rolling Stone. Below is an excerpt and I suggest you give this one a good, quick read with the full article seen here. Lookin' forward to more good music from Khaled!
When the Libyan revolution began in February 2011, 26-year-old Khaled M was a rapper from Lexington, Kentucky, who was mainly performing at universities and the occasional charity event. By the time it ended, more than nine months later, he had become one of the American media’s go-to Libyan commentators, had toured the U.S. and Canada, and was a well-known MC in Libya...
When last year’s uprising first began, Khaled seriously considered going to take part. But relatives, whom he’d last seen in 2004 when they snuck out of Libya to meet him and his mother on a trip in Tunisia, dissuaded him, saying, “To stay in America and help raise awareness is better for us than for you to come here and go to the front line.”
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