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Egypt’s women rappers fight for place in rising scene

Egyptian rapper Dareen is a whirlwind of sharp verses and curly hair on stage, bringing the Cairo crowd to its feet and a fresh perspective to Egypt’s male-dominated rap scene.

Her raps flow over eclectic beats inspired by her childhood in Alexandria, the coastal city home to many of Egypt’s biggest rap stars, including the massively popular Wegz, a male rapper on a rapid rise after a 2022 World Cup performance in Qatar.