We’re almost halfway through 2020 and we’re still in dire need of better representation of Muslims in the entertainment industry.
But representation doesn’t mean we need more Muslims exclusively playing Muslim roles and solely speaking about Islam-related issues. Naturally seeing other Muslims thrive makes other Muslims feel more comfortable and proud, because representation is what forms minorities’ self-perception. And that validation feels good.
You bet we can’t name 10 rappers who are Muslim? Well, here’s our list.
The Baton Rouge rapper, who dropped his second album I’m Him last September, has long spoken out about his religion.
The hip-hop titan surprised us with a release last February, featuring Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez and O.T Genasis to name just a few.
Busta might have a 30-year-old career behind him, but he has no plans to retire. And we love it.
The producer, rapper, entrepreneur and art collector has always been advocate for minority visibility.
The teen rap prodigy who has been number one on YouTube’s US charts for 22 weeks in 2019 converted to Islam at age 18.
Big Daddy Kane
The most skilled rapper in the history of hip-hop is Muslim.
The Tribe Called Quest member converted in 1990 and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed.
Very few rappers manage to create such a unique sound that is still in line with his faith – other than Lupe Fiasco.
The hip-hop singer and pop culture icon (who won five Grammy awards) converted to Islam in 2015.