Hip hop music video made particularly in the context of recent Yellow Vest protests have made more people both young and old aged to join the protest.
Jimmy, the lead artist of one of the videos is seen traversing barricades amidst the fog of tear gas. The lyrics of the D1ST1’s song says “The rage of the people, I see it every Saturday,” “It only takes a few yellow vests until, little by little, we move, we mobilize, France gets organized,” he raps.
Hip-hop has been used by artists to speak about their frustrations in political contexts and is considered as a means of galvanizing marginalized people in the French housing estates.
As the Yellow Vest movement continued, other hip-hop artists joined in as well to lend their musical touch to the protest. Hip-hop artist D. Ace’s video social tension is a freestyle on the Yellow Vest movement and the video has garnered over nine million views.
As per the artists and listeners Hip hop has been in the heart of social awareness in France and has been often used to express themselves by youth. As per the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development youth unemployment in France is at more than 20% which is a high number that consecutive governments have failed to improve.
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