Lexington-Native Rapper Garners National Attention

by Dalton Main on May 25, 2011

Lexington Native Khaled Ahmed Muammar is garnering national attention for his rap anthem for Libyan rebels.

His father was imprisoned under Moammar Ghadaffi in the 1970’s.  He eventually made his way to America and settled in Lexington, KY.

Khaled often dreamed of bringing down Ghaddafi as a kid and is now getting those feelings out through his music. His Libyan anthem “Can’t Take Our Freedom” has been featured in several national news outlets, including Here & Now from WBUR in Boston.

“I get messages from all over the world, we can’t wait to see you in concert, we can’t wait to see you perform in Libya,” Khaled toldWBUR’s Here & Now. “And you know, if that happens it happens. But I’m in awe of those people. I’m going to be walking around getting everybody else’s autographs.”

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