Art is not about age but about skill. A similar example is given by Abdul Rahman al-Shanti, an 11-year-old rapper from Gaza City, Palestine, who tells the story of the war and hardships facing the Palestinian territories with his words and music.
The music of 11-year-old Abdul Rahman al-Shanti has reached thousands of people, who call it a 'message of peace and humanity'. According to the British news agency 'Reuters', he is present with his classmates in a wrapping video of Abdul Rahman Al Shanti outside the school in Gaza. Not only have millions of people watched his video on social media so far, but the well-known British rapper Locke also shared the video.
"I am here to tell you that our lives are difficult, we have found bombs on broken roads and in the courtyards," said Abd al-Rahman al-Shanti's song "Gaza Messenger." His song points to three devastating wars between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Arabic is their first language, but Abdul Rahman Al-Shanti sings rap songs in fluent English.
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In this regard, he says that he has acquired this skill by listening to American rappers including Eminem, Topak, and DJ Khalid. "I want to be like Eminem, I don't want to imitate his style, I have my own style but he is my favorite rapper," Abdulrahman al-Shanti told Reuters. He said that he writes lyrics and composes rap music through an application on his mobile.
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In another of his songs, Peace, he recounts moments from the 2008-2009 war with Israel. Abdel-Rahman al-Shanti said he hoped Israel's blockade would shed light on the challenges facing Gaza, which economists say is increasing poverty in the coastal region.
"I want to show life in Gaza," said Abdel-Rahman al-Shanti.