World News: 00:56 GMT Friday 10th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
As the black-clad rapper spat lyrics into the microphone on stage, the Iraqi boys below beat their chests in mourning. In parts of conservative Iraq, a religious movement within the Shiite sect has adapted the traditional 'latmiyat' -- chanted verses mourning Muslim icons -- to Western-style rap in an effort to keep youth interested in religion.
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