The Atlantic Selects
The Refugee Rapper
Oct 13, 2016
David P. Alexander
Tammam is a 19-year-old Syrian refugee living in Greece, and an aspiring rapper. In this short film by David P. Alexander, he explains how he arrived in Athens and what inspires his lyrics. “I rap about the things that I hate in the social life,” he says. “In Syria, the cheating of Arab leaders, and so on...when I rap I can talk about the things that I’m afraid of.”
To see more of Alexander’s work, visit his website and Twitter.
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