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When I first went to school, I was fighting all the time. The soldier mentality was still in me. I kept getting expelled. I found…
The only foreign policy advice I heard from China was when they said to Sudan, ‘Don’t go back to war.’ That’s all they said. They…
In times of war, starvation, hunger and injustice, such tragedy can only be put aside if you allow yourself to be uplifted through music, film…
Young people are so brave when they go to fight.
As a child, I didn’t know what they mean by ‘to die.’ So I grew up in a place where people used to die all…
When you see a Sudanese walking on the street, there is a story.
What music does to me, it helps me balance my inner pressure so that I can deal with the forces outside that are trying to…
What I always wanted to do when I was a kid was to speak out and help people which I continue to do afterwards.
The wealthiest Sudanese don’t know what war is. Their children are safe in school.
There’s no pride in having been a child soldier.
Music moves my emotions because music loosens me up.
The first time I experienced war, I thought the world was ending.
When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer.
When I listen to hip-hop, it’s like no big difference how people sing in my village, ’cause bling would be their cow.
Music – it’s the only thing that can enter your system, your mind, your heart, without your permission.
If you really kill, you don’t want to talk about it.
In Africa, music is for everything, Music was originally used for community. That was what music was for.
If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I’m firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.
I’m rapping in English but in an African way. I’m not trying to sound like an American.
I’m kind of weird – I don’t get excited. Sometimes I fake that I’m excited just to make people happy.
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