Sheik Yo Booty

Lake, Eli
May 2006
New Republic;5/8/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 17, p8
The article profiles Shaaban Abdel Rahim, an Egyptian "political singer," who regularly appears on chat shows and variety hours, has hosted TV specials, and has composed a jingle for McDonald's McFalafel advertisements. Shaaban's lyrics in songs like "Bin Laden" and "I Hate Israel" are typically comprised of accounts of political controversies ripped from the headlines.


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