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.


Note: I'll write about this more later, but this song is noteworthy because, as far as I know, it's the first anti-Takfiri/anti-Al Qaeda Arabic rap song to become a major hit. Soultana, the well-known Moroccan female emcee, released an anti-Al Qaeda song shortly after the 9/11 attacks, but I can't find even it online. Robin Wright attributes way, way too much importance to this song in her book Rock The Casbah (see Kendra Salois's very, very good article in The New Inquiry for more). On the other hand, Guito'n is one of Tunisia's influential MCs and his credentials as a revolutionary, a political radical, and as a pious Muslim give him real credibility on this issue. Throughout its history, Arabic hip hop has focused its anger on state violence from Arab regimes or from international actors such as America and Israel rather than on Al Qaeda and similar extremist groups. Why? Because state violence, and not Jihadist movements, was the main source of violence against Arab civilians. State violence (especially from the ongoing counterrevolutions in Egypt, Bahrain, Syria, and elsewhere) remains the biggest threat to the safety of Arab citizens and the Arab world's biggest barrier to political change. Since 2012, though, Takfiri violence has become a much bigger major threat to the rights, freedoms, and safety of most Arab citizens. The possibility of a genuinely popular and indigenous cultural rebellion against Takfiri movements in Arabic hip-hop (instead of one daydreamed by Western reporters like Wright) thus represents an important inflection point for Arabic hip-hop.

Arabic Lyrics

مقدمة: "جهادي" تونسي في سوريا
حبيت نوضّح حاجة للكلب والكافر رئيس تونس
ما نتشرّفش حتى بش نحكي على اسمُه
ما نفتشرفش حتى بش ننطق اسمُه
يقول إنّه يطالب المعارضة السورية
بإعطائه 3.500 مقاتل تونسي بسوريا
يا أخي سيأتونك لا تتعجّل سيأتونك إن شاء الله
وسيحرّرون البلاد إن شاء الله وسيحكمون الشريعة إن شاء الله
لا تتعجّل سيأتونك حتى أكثر من هنا وهناك
سيأتون من كل مكان وسيطهّرون البلاد
والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

VERSE: Guito'n
١٣ قرن عشنا توانسة مسلمين
فينا لي يشرب و فينا لي يسموكي و فينا المتّقين
عشنا مع بعضنا ثرنا زادة مع بعضنا
خاطرنا نعيشوا الفقر و زيد فوق هذا مقموعين
٢٠١١ خرجنا لإنتقام
و فما لي ما ثاروش معانا خاطر الثورة حرام
نفس اللي تخبو خرجو اليوم كفّرونا
مسلمين و كفار هكا قسّمونا


يقحرولك كي تتعدى في يدك قارورة
ناقم عليك كان يلقى يفجّر البورا بورا
ما يحبوش نواب يحبوا شيوخ في مجلس الشورى
سيادة مش للشعب تي هاي ولت بالغورة
بالنسبة ليهم أحنا زناديق و رهوط
يشوفوا فينا كفار و الحاكم يشوفوه طاغوت
ما نستغربش كان كوارجي برصاصة يموت
كان يفيقوا بيه ما قالش بسم الله قبل ما يشوط


الشعب التونسي شعب مسلم معتدل

نبقوا كونترا التشدد إنت تكتب هو يملّ
مجتمعكم juste مجتمعنا الناس الكل مش
اليوم وين فهمنا عاش الزين كان قامعكم
يا متشدد هاو ملخر كلمتين
الجهاد مش في تونس الجهاد في فلسطين
قيّد يا تاريخ في القرن الواحد العشرين
يحبوا رجم في الساحات و قصان يدين


شعب حر حد ما يتحكم فينا
ربي لي يهدي مش بالسيف إنت باش تهدينا
ديننا الإسلام كان إنتم شوّهتوه
ماناش كفار حتى أحنا ربي نعرفوه
نعرف في تفكيرك مش موجودة الحريات
عادي تفجرنا معاك باش توصل للحوريات
تي كان تلقى تمنع الاختلاط في النترنات
فايسبوك للرجال و فايسبوك للبنات


كلنا توانسة يا معلم خلينا وخّيان
تونس حاجتها بينا ماناش حارقين للطليان
عندك الحق تفسر وحدك القرآن
أما ما عندكش الحق تفرض علينا تفسيرك
نبقاوش مرهونين في إنت و ضميرك
حتى تولي تستعرف بحرية غيرك
ملخر و قول ڤالها ڤيتو آن
سيناريو قتل الشعب و قيّد على الأمريكان


قيّد على الماسونية أحنا خاطينا الإرهاب
مش أحنا قصينا ريوس مش أحنا لي كلينا عباد
مش أحنا لي قتلنا الجزائر في التسعينات
مؤامرة صهيونية خاطينا هالممارسات
ديما خاطينا خاطينا سيناريو ولا قديم
شعب ما تجدش عليه خاطر ماهوش زكيم
إنت مسلم تكفيري إنا مسلم تفكيري
إنت يسيّرك إمام و أنا يسّيرني ضميري


تخزرلي كافر أنا نخزرلك ضحية
و نشوفك بعت بلادك لقطر و السعودية
نحب بلادي كي اليابان و إنت تحبها كي السودان
درابويا نجمة و هال درابوك متاع طالبان
إنا نقدر بنت بلادي خرجت معانا في الثورة
إنت تشوفها ناقصة عقل المرأة عندك عورة
انا نحبها هي زادة تشارك في بناء وطنها
و انت تحبها في سوريا تمشي تعطي بدنها


نتمنى نشوفها تطلع في صاروخ الفوق
و انت تحبها تشد الدار ممنوع عليها تسوق
تحب تولي تعرس بيها و تطلقها بكلمتين
و انا كونتر انك تاخوها عمرها ١٠ سنين
نحب المساواة و الشعب يكون عيّاش
و انت تحب ٤ نساء و الزوالي يبقى بلاش
انا نحب ديموقراطية و حكومة تحت القانون
و انت تحب خليفة صاحياتو اكثر من فرعون


نحب رئيس يتحاسب كيفاه و علاه
و انت تحب حاكم اللي يعارضوه كأنّه عارض الله
قمعنا بورڤيبة و زاد قمعنا الزين
جاي تحب تفرض دكتاتورية جديدة باسم الدين
نحبوا النظام اللي للمريخ طلع البشر
و انت تحب النظام اللي قتل الصومال بالشر
نظام سبّب الفتن و قسّم السودان
خلا لي تقرا تتطش بماء فرق في أفغانستان


ما نحبوش العراء أما نحبوا حلول
و إنت تحب دولة خلافة ما حكاش عليها الرسول
حاربنا على جال الحرية قداش من عام
ما نرضوش بعباد يشوفوا الديمقراطية حرام
حشتنا بكفاءات هزوا علينا شيخكم
عمركم ما نظمتوا انتخابات في تاريخكم
عمركم ما استعرفتم لا بتصيوت لا بترشيح
في سيستامكم لغة وحدة سياسة التذبيح


ملخر حر ما نخضعش لحد تهنى
بيني و بين اللي خلقني مش انت الي باش تدخلني للجنة
كلنا توانسة خواتك و انت خونا

   أهايكا الصحرا حطوا خليفة و اخطونا sinon
زبراط و إلا عامل لحية كلنا وخّيان
شبيك تحب تحاسبني في بلاصة ربي يا إنسان
كل واحد يعرف مصلحتو كل واحد و أمورو
سيادة للناس الكل علاش انتو ما تحبوا تغوروا


تحب الفتاوي تحكم تونس الغد
اليوم يحكوا على الحرية غدوة يذبحوا المرتد
يحبوا ينحوا العلماء يحطوا في بلاصتهم أيمة
مع إحترامي لأيمة نحب بلادي في القمة


يا متشدد ڤيتو آن ما حاجتوش بفلوسكم
اقتلوني أما الشعب يقصلكم ريوسكم
كلمة الحق نقولها و جامي نسلم
رابوراتنا جبناء حد ماهو باش يتكلم


ثورتنا باش نحموها و ما على بالنا بيكم
خاطر كلنا عارفين التعليمات منين تجيكم
ما عنا ما نقولوا كان ربي يهديكم
مش منكم ملي باسم الدين يتاجر بيكم

English Translation
Guito'n - Ya Mitchaded يا متشدد

INTRO - TUNISIAN JIHADIST IN SYRIA:
I wanted to make something clear to the dog, the infidel who's the president of Tunisia.
I won't even give him the honor of saying his name.
I won't even honor him by pronouncing his name.
He says that he asked the Syrian opposition
to give him back the 3,500 Tunisian combatants in Syria.
My brother, they will come for you. Do not be in a hurry. They will come for you, Inshallah.
They will liberate the country, God willing, and they will implement Sharia law, God willing.
Do not be in a hurry. They will come for you even more from here and there.
They will come from everywhere and they will cleanse the country.
May peace, the mercy of God, and his blessings be upon you.

VERSE - GUITO'N:
For 13 centuries, we Tunisians have lived as Muslims.
Among us, there are those who drink and those who smoke and there are those who are pious.
We've lived with one another. We've made revolution with one another
because we live in poverty and, above all, because the people are oppressed.
In 2011, we went out for revenge.
As for those who didn't revolt with us and said that revolution is haram,
They were in hiding then, but they come out now to excommunicate us.
Muslims and infidels - this is how they categorize us.


The people's revenge against you will be like getting your head smashed with a bottle.
Their vengeance will be like the bombing of Bora Bora [Tora Bora?].
[The extremists] don't want members of parliament. They want sheikhs on the Shura Council.
To them, sovereignty doesn't belong to the people but to those who want to bring back the dark ages.
According to them, we're heretics and apostates.
They see us as infidels and they think our leader is a tyrant.
I'm not surprised that a [football player from FC] Kawarji died from their gunfire.
When his father woke him up, he didn't say "In the name of God" before he shot [the football].
 

The Tunisian people are a moderate, Muslim people.
We remain opposed to extremism. Write what you will!
Our society and our people aren't yours for the taking.
Now we understand why Zain oppressed you!
Yo, extremist! Here are two things for you to remember:
The Jihad ain't in Tunisia. The Jihad's in Palestine!
O, history, keep them in chains! In the twenty-first century,
they want to stone people to death in public squares and cut off their hands!
 

We’re a free people and they will never subjugate us.
God is the one who guides us. You won't guide us with the sword.
Our religion of Islam was distorted and disfigured by you.
We’re not infidels - and God? We know him too.
I know that there's no freedom in your way of thinking.
It's normal for you to suicide bomb us so that you can reach the Houris!
You put this online, but you forbid the two genders from interacting on the internet.
Facebook is for men and Facebook is for women!
 

We're all Tunisians! O teacher, let us be brothers!
Tunis needs something from us and it's not for us to emigrate to Italy!
You have the right to interpret the Quran for yourself,
but you don't have the right to impose your interpretation on us!
We won't let our lives be be mortgaged for the sake of your "conscience."
None of you will recognize any "freedom" except yours!
When my end comes, tell ‘em this is what Guito'n said:
Your plan is to murder the Tunisian people and put the Americans in chains.
 

Put the Masons in chains! We refrain from terrorism!
We're not the ones who cut off people's heads! We're not the ones who ate human beings!
We're not the ones killed so many in Algeria in the 1990s!
It's a Zionist conspiracy to turn a blind eye to such practices!
We're always overlooking the script that's being played out!
Tunisians won't go along with this because they're not sick!
You're a Takfeeri Muslim. I'm a thoughtful Muslim!
You take orders from an imam. I take orders from my conscience!
 

Show me an infidel and I'll show you a victim.
I saw how you sold your country out to Qatar and Saudi Arabia!
We want our country to be like Japan. You want her to be like Sudan.
My flag's the star and crescent. Your flag's the Taliban's!
I cherish the daughter of Tunisia. She stood with us during the revolution.
You think she's mentally deficient. When you look at her, you see only nakedness!
I want her to participate more in the building of her country.
You want her to go to Syria and give away her body!
 

I want to see her take a rocket ship to the heavens up above.
You want to forbid her from driving and keep her locked away at home!
You want to marry her or divorce her with only two words.
And, yeah, I'm against how you want to marry her when she's only 10 years old!
I want equality and I want the people to be well-fed.
You want to have four wives for yourself and leave the poor man with nothing!
I want democracy and a government under the rule of law.
You want a caliph whose polices will be even worse than Pharaoh's!
 

I want a president who is judged by God to be excellent or even better.
You want a ruler who'll be opposed as though God Himself were against him!
Bourghiba oppressed us and Zain oppressed us even more.
You want to impose a new dictatorship in the name of religion!
We want the government that will take humanity to Mars.
You want the regime that starved Somalia to death!
A regime that created Fitna and divided the Sudan.
You want to throw acid on women's faces like they do in Afghanistan!
 

We don't want public nudity, but we do want solutions.
You want a caliphate that the Prophet never mentioned!
We fought for freedom for how many years?
We'll never accept those who consider democracy haram!
We have so many great skills, but your sheikh shakes his head at us.
You've never held elections in all your history!
You'll never know how to come to power through voting and nominations.
In your system, the only language is massacre!


I'm a free man and I won't submit to someone like you.
Between me and my Creator, the one who sends me to Heaven won't be you!
We're all Tunisians! We're your brothers and sisters and you betrayed us!
If you thought you could put a caliphate in the desert, you were mistaken!
Whether a man acts like a king or grows a beard, we're all brothers.
What’s wrong with you? A human being who wants to usurp God's place and judge me yourself!
Everyone knows what's in his own interest. Everyone knows his own affairs.
Sovereignty is for all the people - why do you want to invade it?


They want fatwas to govern Tunisia's tomorrow.
They talk about freedom today but they slit the throat of any "apostate!"
They want to remove the learned and put the bearded in their place.
With all due respect the bearded, I want my country to come first!


Yo, extremist! Guito'n doesn't need your money!
Go ahead and kill me! The Tunisian people will cut your heads off!
I speak the truth and I will never surrender it!
Our rappers may be cowards, but at least one of them will speak out!


So that we may protect our revolution and never think of you again!
Because we all know where your instructions came from!
There’s nothing left for us to say but this: may God give you wisdom.
It's not for you to sell us out in the name of religion!


1 comment:

  1. رائع!!!!!
    أنا بحبها كتيييييييييييييييييير

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