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So after years of watching U.S. soldiers on patrol, it's inevitable that hip-hop styles, tough-guy mannerisms and slangy English patter would catch on with young Iraqis.
To many of their fellow Iraqis, the habits appear weird, if not downright offensive. But to the youths, it is a vital part of their pursuit of the American dream as they imagine it to be.
"Lil Czar" Mohammed, a Shiite Muslim, says he was introduced to American culture by a Christian friend, ....Meanwhile, he said, he is trying to record a rap song in Arabic and English. "It is about our situation. About no jobs for us."
BAGHDAD -- After more than eight years in Iraq, the departing American military's legacy includes a fledgling democracy, bitter memories of war, and for the nation's youth, rap music, tattoos and slang.
I don't know about you.. I mean, I'm fine with other nations learning American culture as we do about others. But this isn't quite what I would have in mind. I looks more like consumerism.