Sunday, October 5, 2014

MC Swat - We Don't Want

MC Swat - We Don't Want
مانبوش - ام سي سوات
Libya
Released May 2, 2012



 Arabic Lyrics based on those by Sleman Adel on MC Swat's Facebook page.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DAM - I'm Not a Traitor

DAM - I'm Not a Traitor
أنا مش خاين - دام
Palestine
Originally released in 2010. Also released on Dabka On the Moon (2012)
Source: https://soundcloud.com/damrap/im-not-a-traitor

Note: no recorded versions of the song are on YouTube that I've found (only live versions), so the video's lyrics are somewhat different from the lyrics in the album's version (seen below).

The full-length song and the Arabic lyrics and their English translation are after the jump...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Myam Mahmoud - It's My Right

Myam Mahmoud - It's My Right
من حقي / يسقط السفيه - ميام محمود - Mayam Mahmoud
Egypt
Released March 26, 2014



Arabic lyrics and their English translation adapted from found in Myam Mahmoud's YouTube video.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mahmoud Jrere of DAM ft. Shadia Mansour - I Want Peace


Mahmoud Jrere of DAM ft. Shadia Mansour - I Want Peace ("Bade Salam"/"Badi Salem")
بدي سلام - محمود جرير من دام مع شادية منصور
Palestine
Released in 2007


Arabic lyrics courtesy of DAM.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...


Psyco M - Bi3 Lebled ("Sell the Country")

Psyco M - Bi3 Lebled ("Sell the Country")
بيع البلاد - بسيكو آم
Tunisia
Released May 18, 2013


Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Friday, May 30, 2014

MC Amin - Mabrouk Ya Sisi

MC Amin - Mabrouk Ya Sisi ("Congratulations, Sisi)
مبروك يا سيسي - آم سي أمين
Egypt
Released on May 27, 2014


Arabic lyrics courtesy of MC Amin via arableaguerap.com. English translation is my own.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Omar Offendum - Destiny

Omar Offendum - Destiny
مصيري - عمر أفندم
Syria / U.S.
Released on July 4, 2010
Lyrics courtesy of Rayya El Zain's Shahadat's Winter 2012 issue (16 professionally translated Arabic rap songs with English and Arabic side-by-side. Check it out!)



Full Arabic and English lyrics (with their translations into English and Arabic, respectively) after the jump...

Boikutt - Ignite

Boikutt - Ignite
ولع - مقاطعة - walle'
Palestine
Released on September 18, 2011
Lyrics courtesy of Rayya El Zain's Shahadat's Winter 2012 issue (16 professionally translated Arabic rap songs with English and Arabic side-by-side. Check it out!)





Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Deeb ft. Edd Abbas - Stand Up, Egyptian!

Deeb ft. Edd Abbas - Stand Up, Egyptian! (a.k.a. Rise, Egyptian!)
قوم يا مصري - ديب مع إد عباس
Egypt and Lebanon
Released on August 5, 2011
Lyrics courtesy of Rayya El Zain's Shahadat's Winter 2012 issue (16 professionally translated Arabic rap songs with English and Arabic side-by-side. Check it out!)

 



Full Arabic lyrics with their English translation after the jump...


Omar Offendum - The Arab Speaks of Rivers

Omar Offendum - The Arab Speaks of Rivers
العربي يتحدث عن أنهار - عمر أفندم
Syria / U.S.
Released July 4, 2010


From Omar Offendum's translation of the 1920 Langston Hughes poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." Poetry and translation via Omar Offendum's Bandcamp site.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Stormtrap (Asifeh) - What Happened Yesterday

Stormtrap (Asifeh) - What Happened Yesterday
زي ما صار مبارح - عاصفة - Zey ma sar mbare7
Palestine
Released on June 10, 2010
Lyrics courtesy of Rayya El Zain's Shahadat's Winter 2012 issue (16 professionally translated Arabic rap songs with English and Arabic side-by-side. Check it out!)







Full Arabic lyrics with their English translation after the jump...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MC SWAT ft. Muhammad Lawashayesh - Benghazi

MC SWAT ft. Muhammad Lawashayesh - Benghazi
بنغازي - آم سي سوات مع محمد محمد الوشيش
Libya
Released on September 24, 2012
 Click here to download the mp3




Shout out to Yaseen for sending me the lyrics and the translation.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Deeb ft. Stormtrap - Addiction to Fame

Deeb ft. Stormtrap Asifeh - Edman el Shuhra ("Addiction to Fame")
إدمان الشهرة - ديب مع عاصفة

Egypt and Palestine
Released on August 4, 2011


Lyrics courtesy of Rayya El Zain, Nizar Ghanem, & Shadia Mansour in Shahadat's Winter 2012 issue (16 professionally translated Arabic rap songs with English and Arabic side-by-side. Check it out!)





Full Arabic lyrics with their English translation after the jump...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Salome MC - Drunk Shah, Drunk Elder

 Salome MC - Drunk Shah, Drunk Elder 
شاه سكران، شيخ سكران - آم سي سالومة
سالومه - شاه مست و شیخ مست
Iran
Released on April 4, 2012



All Farsi lyrics and the English translation courtesy of Salome MC and Azadi: Songs of Freedom for Iran by United 4 Iran. My translation of the lyrics into Arabic is based on the English translation. 

Learn more about Salome here:

Full Farsi/Persian lyrics and their Arabic and English translations after the jump...

Rayess Bek - Seller of a Dream

Rayess Bek - Seller of a Dream
(or "Merchant of a Dream")
بياع منام - ريس بيك - Bayeh Manam / Bya3 Mnam
Lebanon
Originally released in 2002


Arabic lyrics and their English translation from the Goethe Institute's excellent "Translating Hip-Hop" initiative
Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Shadia Mansour ft. Omar Offendum - Lazem Netghayar ("We Have to Change")

Shadia Mansour ft. Omar Offendum - Lazem Netghayar ("We Have to Change")
لازم تنغير - شادية منصور مع عمر أفندم
Palestine and Syria/U.S.
Released on April 4, 2013



Arabic lyrics and English translation partially based on Global Faction's in the YouTube video.
Full Arabic Lyrics and their English translation after the jump...


Monday, April 28, 2014

DAM ft. Shadia Mansour - They All Have Tanks

 DAM ft. Shadia Mansour - They All Have Tanks
كلن عندن دبابات - دام مع شادية منصور - Kollon 3endon Dababat 
Palestine
Originally released in December, 2008


Arabic lyrics and English translation adapted from Rap Genius
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stormtrap (Asifeh) - Misunderstanding

Stormtrap (Asifeh) - Misunderstanding (Su' Tafahum)
سوء التفاهم - عاصفة
Palestine
Released March 24, 2012


Huge shout out to Stormtrap for emailing me the Arabic lyrics and putting the English translation in the YouTube video.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

El Far3i - Dob Lomasy

El Far3i - Dob Lomasy ("Diplomacy")
دب لوماسي - الفرعي
Jordan
Released in January, 2014




Arabic lyrics and the English translation courtesy of Rap Genius
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump... 

MC Roco - Stomping on Qardaha

MC Roco - Stomping on Qardaha
داعس على القرداحة - ام سو روكو
Syria
 Released March 26, 2012



Lyrics courtesy of MC Roco's YouTube video.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

El Général and Guito'N: Direction Palestine

El Général and Guito'N: Direction Palestine
ديراكسيون فلسطين - الجنرال و ڤيتو آن
Tunisia
Originally Released on April 14, 2011


Arabic lyrics adapted from Rap Genius. English lyrics adapted from the YouTube video by Oussama Masnaoui
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Revolution Records - The Story ("El Hekaya")

Revolution Records - The Story ("El Hekaya")
 الحكاية - ريفولوشون ريكوردس
Egypt
Released November 3, 2013


Lyrics and translation adapted by those in the video by Revolution Records.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Guito'n - Ya Mitchaded ("Yo, Extremist!")


Guito'n - Ya Mitchaded ("Yo, Extremist!")
ڤيتو آن - يا متشدّد
Tunisia





Arabic lyrics from Guito'n's YouTube video.
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump.

Monday, March 24, 2014

El Général - Rayes Lebled 2

 El Général - Rayes Lebled 2 
الجنرال - رايس البلاد ٢
Tunisia
Released on January 14, 2014







Arabic lyrics courtesy of El Général from his YouTube video. 
Full Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...