Israeli and Palestinian rappers represent in huge Amsterdam MasterPeace Concert


MasterPeace is organizing a mesmerizing heart-warming peace concert on Sunday 21 September 2014 where artists from major conflict areas in the world will perform together at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Together, they will demonstrate that sustainable solutions can only come by stopping armed conflicts. Together, they will put aside their differences, and give voice to what connects us: Music above fighting. The two hours long MasterPeace in Concert will be remembered as an exciting journey of hope, strength, opportunities and musical inspiration for all.

Many of the artists will be stepping onto the MasterPeace stage for the first time with ‘the enemy’ – a musician from a country or group with whom there has been ‘armed’ conflict. This collaboration with the ‘opposition’ has the potential to provoke every strong reaction in their respective homelands. MasterPeace is currently working in many of these conflict zones aiming to bridge divides, and restore contact and dialogue.

Sagol Saz Backstage


Veteran M.Cs Sagol 59 (Khen Rotem) and Saz (Samekh Zakout) will represent Israel and Palestine respectively in the concert, with a new song, written especially for the event.

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24 Countries, 40 Rappers, One Song.

In these days of international turmoil, with ongoing outbursts of violence, hatred and racism, it’s good to see that music can still connect people from all across the globe. This is a new Hip Hop track that features 40 rappers from 24 countries, created by two Iranian producers whose goal is to promote peace, tolerance and dialogue among artists from different nations. 


International Capacity
Producers: Arman Deniz & Peyman Tishe [Iran]

Turkey: Sirhot,Radikal,Pishto Hegel,Babakonda
Mexico: Tabernario
USA: Quaesar,Lord Terra,Bigg Limn,Albet,Staks Bigzy,Renigade
Kurdistan: Karigar
Germany: Medizin Mann,benYeSon,Moneymaxxx,illo Einz,
Egypt: Go3ranY 63,MC Shaf3Y
Afghanistan: Adel
Syria: Amjaaad
Australia: Provocalz
Austria: Don Leon,Boica
Italy: Ness
Lebanon: Rocketeers
Israel: Sagol 59
Palestinian Authority: A.T
Bosnia Herzegovina: Kazna
Argentina: Grone
Finland: Ironface
Iraq: TaJvin
France: KSR
Romania: Ezekiel
Colombia: Los Onabru
Chile: Sinai
Ecuador: Sociedad Ilegal

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Dope Hip Hop from Ramallah

Boykutt is a member of cool Hip Hop collective Ramallah Underground. Check out his new album Hayawan Nateq right here:

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One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide Mixtape

The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, in collaboration with Hi-ARTS, producers of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, presents One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide, a festival celebrating this uniquely American art form. The festival highlights MCing, DJing, b-boying, and graffiti writing, the original four elements of hip-hop culture, alongside contemporary interdisciplinary work born of hip-hop aesthetics. Ticketed and free performances and exhibitions explore the breadth and depth of hip-hop today.


One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide is a 17 day festival presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Hi-Arts in conjunction with Nomadic Wax. The incomparable DJ Boo will be performing at the festival along side many of the other artists. Here, Boo has compiled and mixed tracks from most of the artists who will be performing.

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Nouveau Depart – A Brand New French-Israeli Hip Hop Album


Nouveau Depart is a brand new album featuring collaborations between French and Israeli rappers. The Album is currently available on itunes, Amazon and all digital download platforms. Here are links to a few tracks from the album:

Intro – ft. Soul J, Sagol 59, Shi 360, Nechi Nech, Hassid & Kayze

My Hood – ft. Sagol 59

Hooligan – ft. E-Z

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Disco Kfar – A Groovy Israeli Vinyl Mixtape for free download

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Here is the 2nd installment in the “59 Dinar” mixtape series. This time, collector Eran dinar and musician / writer Sagol 59 have dug deep in their record crates and pulled out numerous musical gems, to create an hour-long mix of Israeli Disco, Funk and groove tracks, recorded between 1976-1986. All songs were transferred directly from the original LPs and singles.

Click to listen on Mixcloud



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Rare Israeli pop gems get collected on new mixtape

“59 Dinar” is a unique mixtape of rare, never reissued Israeli pop from the 60’s and 70’s, compiled from the original vinyl sources by Israeli musician Sagol 59 and journalist / record collector Eran Dinar.

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Click to listen on Mixcloud

Download the mixtape, including a complete tracklist (Hebrew), Here:

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Israeli Hip Hop Cyphers

Here are two cool clips featuring some of Israel’s dopest MCs ripping it at the IDC 106.2FM radio studio in Hertzlyia. DJ Lil’ Or is on the 1’s&2’s. Produced By Tomer Gershenman and Yehonatan Yehudai. Enjoy!

Z.K, Soul-J, Sagol 59 & Nechi Nech



Kashi, Tunaman, Tedross & Ortega




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Listen to some dope Sudanese Hip Hop

Sufian Ali a.k.a SufYan is a talented Hip Hop producer from Khartoum. Check out his work



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Read: ‘Beats, Not Bombs – Hip Hop and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’

“When one thinks of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from
its long history through the present, hip-hop is not usually the
first thing to come to mind. However, if one studies hip-hop in
the state of Israel, one will find that it is inextricably linked to the
conflict there. Although its history is brief, hip-hop in Israel is
often political, including music by both Jewish and Arab artists.
These artists use their music to express their opinion about the
conflict, to define group identity, and to help the opposing side
understand their point of view. Because hip-hop has always been
linked to the conflict, it is reasonable to ask if hip-hop could thus
also be part of a solution to the conflict. Is it possible for Jewish
and Arab artists to come together through hip-hop to find
common ground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?”………….

Recommended reading: this thesis by Karin Heim of Northeastern University.

Tamer Naffar & Sagol 59

Tamer Naffar & Sagol 59

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