I just listened to a Jordanian rap tune entitled Ready by a new "local" band called Last Standing Poet. The song condemns the 9 November terrorist attacks that rocked Jordan. The song is actually not bad at all. I like how they based their piece on one of Fairuz’s songs, although, as I mentioned in a post last year, I’m a bit over Fairuzed.
Frankly, I was not aware that a rap scene even existed in Jordan. I guess things have been changing quite rapidly since my exodus. You can listen to the song here. Many thanks to Jordan First and Nasim for drawing our attention to this song. Here is a brief sampling of some of the lyrics via Jordan First.
Narrator: Hundreds of Jordanians are now marching through the streets of Amman, they’re carrying Jordanian flags and pictures of King Abdullah. The suicide bombing we’re right outside one of the hotels that was blowed up, people say they DON’T want Al Qaeda in this country, they DON’T want terrorism, they wanna live in peace.
Rapper: LSP, Last Standing Poet, 99.6. I’d like to say rest in peace, all the people who lost their lives in the 9th of November, my prayers go to your family and friends