O.P.P.

Album: Making Music To Feel At Home (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This is some debut even for a hip-hop track, a guy who was born in Manila, part-Syrian, living in Lebanon, thick American accent rapping about a suicide bomber. In November 2014, Chyno appeared on the BBC Newsday programme where he explained this track, which is in any case explained by the narrator. Okay, O.P.M. is Other People's Money, so O.P.P. must be other people's property, no? >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Chyno is a former banker who is a member of the Lebanese hip-hop outfit Fareeq el-Atrash - he raps in both English and Arabic. Most of his songs are not political, but in this one he makes a statement about how suicide bombers don't really change anything.

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