Protests Songs: Less Folk-y Than Ever

“Yeah, it was a pretty normal childhood, for the most part,” Ahmed says. “Except I grew up wanting to assassinate (Libyan leader Moammar) Gadhafi.” Khaled Ahmed, the 26 year-old son of a former Libyan political prisoner, raps about his thoughts on Gaddhafi and other dictators in his viral song, “Can’t Take Our Freedom.” Can’t we just settle this Libyan conflict with a rap battle? On second thought, let’s make it a dance battle, Libya’s state-sponsored jam has a pretty sick beat.


Leave a reply