Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

El Général

'When I became a rapper, I wasn't looking for love. I was looking to rap for the good of the people.'

Hamada Ben Amor, 21, better known as El Général, the Tunisian rap star whose song "Rais Lebled" is credited with helping inspire the uprising in his country that overthrew President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. The song, which includes blunt allegations of government corruption, also became the anthem of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square