The Middle East
I Made Beats for Saddam Hussein
In 2003, Nasrat Al-Bader was conscripted by the Iraqi dictator to compose war hymns. Following a series of frenzied events, he later emerged as the country’s most influential rapper-producer.
In the Trenches With Al Nusra (Excerpt from 'Inside the Battle: Al Nusra-Al Qaeda in Syria')
In this excerpt, VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh follows al Nusra fighters as they launch assaults on the Abu al-Duhur airport, while dodging sniper fire, mines, and President Assad's warplanes.