Building a Movement: The Story of Muslim Hip Hop

Poetic Pilgrimage 1BBC Radio 1Xtra, July 2013
Presenter: Izzy Fairbairn
Producers: Ben Monaghan and Izzy Fairbairn
Executive Producer: Russell Crewe

A rare insight into how, away from Hip Hop’s bling and partying, Muslim rappers are combining rhymes and Islam. Produced for BBC Radio 1Xtra, we heard how Muslim artists are balancing their art with their beliefs and many are leading Hip Hop back to its roots, where consciousness reigned supreme and tracks proclaimed real messages.