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Mit ihm begann der arabische Frühling.


“Mr. President

Your people are dying

People eat from the garbage

Look what is happening in your country

Misery is everywhere

People have nowhere to sleep

Today I speak fearlessly on behalf of the people

Crushed under the boots of injustice”

With these words, Tunisian rapper Hamada Ben Amor, also known as El Général, became one of the loudest voices of the Arab Spring. Recorded in December of 2010, the song, “Rais Lebled”, became a YouTube sensation and the anthem of the Tunisian revolution.

El Général appears in “The Protester: A Portfolio by Peter Hapak” featured on LightBox yesterday, part of TIME’s Person of the Year 2011. At the end of the shoot we asked El Général to freestyle for us, a cappella.


The 11 Most Infuriating Songs Of 2011

11. Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”

10. feat. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”

9. Katy Perry feat. Missy Elliott, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Remix)”

8. Tyler, The Creator, “Bitch Suck Dick”

7. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”

6. Bon Iver, “Holocene”

5. Rihanna, “S&M”

4. Brian McFadden, “Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar)”

3. [White Person], [White Person Cutely/”Seriously” Performing Urban-Radio Hit]

2. Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”

1. Jessie J feat. B.o.B, “Price Tag”

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