Meet Kashmiri Rapper Mehak

By Mehran Bhat & Abrar Fayaz

It was not easy for 21-year-old Mehak to convince her parents to support her dream of becoming a rapper. The Kashmiri couple told her that doing so would “bring disgrace to our family,” Mehak told the FBomb.

Mehak first discovered her love of rap at 12 when she came across a song by Eminem on YouTube. She started researching rap culture and began listening to other rappers like Nicki Minaj, Drake, and 50 Cent. But Eminem’s story particularly inspired her because his music pushed back on white supremacy and injustice.

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