Wordless Wednesday: Kanye West and Kid Cudi in Qatar

For my second Wordless Wednesday, an image I saw today afternoon on Twitter: from the super-secret set of Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s video.

They were filming on the Ceremonial Court at Qatar Foundation. (The same place some concerned staff kept me from organizing an Arab hip hop concert a few years ago because of cultural concerns that it was too august a place to be defiled by Palestinian artists, like DAM rapping about their dreams as young Arabs). Don’t get me started on commercial hip hop… wrote a book about how far the dollars brought the art from its roots.

And yes, when I drove by yesterday morning on my way to teach class, I thought the beehive of activity was setting up for the QF graduation. Should have known better: that’s at least  two weeks away).


Photo courtesy of Doha News
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