Egyptian pop culture was transformed by the January 25th revolution, as political will and anger found shape in music, writing, art, and myriad other forms of expression. Today, this art has taken up a number of different subjects and tones, ranging from solidarity with other revolutionaries, to sorrow over unfulfilled political promises, to hope for further change yet to come.
Egyptian hip hop has a closer international connection than many other forms of hip hop in the Middle East, which gives rise to many international collaborations, either between native and diaspora artists, between diaspora and international artists, or some combination besides Another result of this international collaboration is the representation of many recognizable styles from other parts of the world within Egyptian the Egyptian scene, such as trap music. Egyptian hip hop's political dimensions vary from artist to artist, depending on their own political affiliations and levels of interest.
This is a special collaboration project between Egyptian American, African American, and other hip hop artists and producers, which was released days after (and named after) the generally-accepted starting date of the Egyptian revolution of 2011.
Graffiti and street art were an important part of Egypt's popular political culture in the wake of the January 25th uprising, and remain one of its enduring legacies. This art oftentimes depicts the faces of heroes, villains, and otherwise political figures, as well as short, poetic messages calling for revolution and change.