Shadia Mansour has been known for some time in the London Underground Arabic music scene and is rightfully regarded as the “The first Lady of Arabic Hip Hop”.

I can’t believe I haven’t done a post on her before as I’ve been a big admirer of her musical stance for some time and I was also in touch with her some years ago, pre-Generation Bass, about a proposed project! Better late than never, I guess!

Shadia is a British born artist with Christian, Palestinian origins and she is quite vocal about Middle Eastern politics.

Here is a fascinating short 5 minute documentary about her as an artist and how she relates to her origins. It is followed by a video of a great track she collabs on with no less than Ana Tijoux:

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