- Jerusalem24 -Amidst the violence, several artists on Sunday took to social media to share a video of a 12-year-old boy from Gaza, who can be seen rapping about the crisis his city is facing, as most of his clips are about the hardships the Palestinians have to face as they are at war with Israel.
After his videos went viral on social media platforms, the 12 -year -old boy who published with confident hip hop attitude rap songs; in flawless English made him famous with 2 million views empathizing with the situation in Gaza.
Abdel Rahman Al-Shantti, rapping between destroyed building and streets and raising the voice of civilians killed from under the rubble : “This past week has been very tough for my home, #Gaza City. I just want the world to know about the situation in #Palestine. Music is what keeps me going.” said mca.rap as he calls himself on Instagram.
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The video has been praised by many international artists and rappers who commented on his clips on Instagram.
Al-Shantti raps about the situation his family and Palestinians in Gaza are currently facing, he sings for a cause, hoping to create change with his lyrics supporting Palestine and the Palestinian cause, and promoting peace, freedom, and anti-discrimination. Through his music, he hopes to spread a message of peace and unity.
MCA Rap has been mentored by the Cork beatmaker GMC Beats who helped him put the video and song together with an instrumental beat of Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet” used for the backing. McCarthy hopes the new track will help focus attention on what’s happening in Gaza, and encourage people to speak out about it. “That’s all we can do. It’s just to get the word out. And it’s probably good for people to hear a child talk about the situation, as in wars, you usually hear the men and other adults,” says McCarthy. He points out that Abdul has already experienced four periods of warfare by the age of 12.