Q: What kind of music do young Somali-Americans listen to? Are there Somali or Somali-American pop stars?
A: Like most immigrants before us, young Somali kids try to fit in rather than stand out. More likely than not you'll see the car next to you on the road with the window down and loud rap music blaring out. Our young boys wear baggy clothes and imitate rap stars like 50 Cent, Young Money, and Lil Wayne. They adopt a lot faster than their elders, or their older siblings. This of course creates a huge rift between the young population and the older generation. Among the many things that divide them is music, clothing style, religion of course, and almost everything that is perceived as an Americanization.MORE »