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With Gully Boy foregrounding protest rap as a form of political expression, rap is finally mainstream. The only rap we’ve known before is the sex-and-booze themed hooks in popular club hits. In this resurgence of rap as respectable, let’s not forget that as an art form, rap actively pans respectability politics. This is why listening to Mantoiyat from the film Manto is important.

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