Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

//Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

Haunted by gang violence and poverty for decades, Lyari was once considered one of Pakistan’s most dangerous areas, but those grim realities also inspired a generation of artists and spawned a burgeoning hip-hop scene.With its proximity to the sea and history of smuggling, the largely ethnic Balochi neighbourhood in Karachi stands apart for its history of violence and lawlessness – even by Pakistan’s standards.When Karachi served as a major transport hub during the Afghan jihad against the…

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