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Hi my name is Cem, I`m from Cyprus and I am studying MSc Advertising and Marketing at the University of Hull.

4 talented rappers you may not have heard of

1. Joyner Lucas

Source: twitter.com/joynerlucas

Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts and is currently signed to Atlantic Records. He has recently gone viral after he released a single called “I’m not racist”, in which he rapped about race and society, through the perspective of a white man, and a black man.

 

2. Token

Source: cultmontreal.com

The 19 year old rap prodigy, also from Massachusetts, gained popularity after his music video “No Sucka MC’s” got 1 million views on Youtube. The actor Mark Wahlberg soon named Token as his “new favourite rapper” and shared his single “Exception” on social media; in which he rapped about school bullying, and has undoubtedly contributed to his now rapidly growing popularity.

 

3. Snow Tha Product

Source: twitter.com/snowthaproduct

Certainly one of the best female rappers around, Snow Tha Product is from San Jose, California and is signed to Atlantic Records. She has featured alongside rap veterans Tech N9ne and KXNG Crooked and clearly has a bright future ahead of her in the hip hop industry.

 

4. Chris Webby

Source: Shazam

An American rapper from Connecticut, Chris Webby has an eclectic style, he is full of witty punch lines and references about pop culture, cartoons and video games. He has also featured with Tech N9ne and KXNG Crooked, and after a decade in the industry, he is now starting to gain more popularity and surely deserves more recognition.

Places to visit in Barcelona

Sagrada Família

Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the infamous Catalan architect, Sagrada Família is the largest unfinished Roman Catholic Church in the world. Construction began in 1882 and over 135 years later, the church is still incomplete. It is a popular tourist attraction and with such a unique design, it is not hard to see why. Gaudi’s unique and eclectic style can be observed in some of his other works such as Parque Güell, Casa Mila, Palacio Güell and Casa Vicens.

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Camp Nou

This one’s probably more for the football fans. Although, even if you’re not into football, this is an experience you would not want to miss if you happen to be in Barcelona. Barcelona Football Club is one of the best teams in the world and in Lionel Messi, they have the very best player in the world (yes, he’s better than Ronaldo). With a capacity of 115,000 seats, the atmosphere is simply breathtaking.

Apart from the architectural sites and sporting events, there are also many other attractions for tourists, such as bars, night clubs, restaurants, the harbours and the beaches. When the weather is warm and sunny, going down to the beach and relaxing on the sand would be the main thing to do for many tourists. What more could you want?

For more information about tourist activities in Barcelona, click here.

3 Dishes you must have when in Cyprus

  1. Sheftalia Kebab

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

A traditional Cypriot dish, Sheftalia is a kind of sausage parcel that is made up of minced lamb or pork, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. This mixture of flavours is wrapped in fat to make these sausages. A popular option for barbecues, which are very common among Cypriots, Sheftalia are grilled on charcoal for about half an hour until they are fully cooked to make a delightful addition to the traditional kebabs. It can either be eaten separately or put into pita bread along with some onions, salad, yoghurt or hummus.

 

2. Oven Macaroni

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

This is a traditional home-made dish. Made up of several layers, this dish contains large pasta tubes, minced lamb, parsley and béchamel sauce. Cheese can also be added to the surface if desired. The dish is cooked in an oven and then cut up into square pieces, which allows for all the layers to be seen. It is usually served alongside salad and yoghurt.

 

3. Bulgar Kofte

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

A common dish in many middle-eastern countries, Bulgar Kofte is a delicacy in Cyprus. The outer shell is made from bulgar and the inside is made up of mince lamb, parsley and some seasoning (a very common combination for many Cypriot dishes!). It is shaped like a torpedo and served with lemon wedges. When life gives you lemons, squeeze it on Bulgar Kofte!