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HERITAGE. WE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS MOST
WE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS MOST RECENT ACTIVISM.
RECENT ACTIVISM. >> I FEEL LIKE AMERICANS ARE --
>> I FEEL LIKE AMERICANS ARE -- I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF KIDS HAVE A
I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF KIDS HAVE A NEGATIVE WHEN THEY COME FROM
NEGATIVE WHEN THEY COME FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE I DID.
OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE I DID. >> Reporter: KAREEM, WHO GOES BY
>> Reporter: KAREEM, WHO GOES BY HIS STAGE NAME MONTANA IS A
HIS STAGE NAME MONTANA IS A MOROCCAN AMERICAN RAPPER KNOWN
MOROCCAN AMERICAN RAPPER KNOWN FOR HIT SONGS LIKE
FOR HIT SONGS LIKE "UNFORGETTABLE."
"UNFORGETTABLE." GOT OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS.
GOT OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS. IN HIS MOST RECENT WORK, HE IS
IN HIS MOST RECENT WORK, HE IS CASTING A SPOTLIGHT ON MUSLIM
CASTING A SPOTLIGHT ON MUSLIM CULTURE.
CULTURE. IT'S JUXTAPOSED WITH THE BRAVADO
IT'S JUXTAPOSED WITH THE BRAVADO USUALLY SEEN IN RAP VIDEOS.
USUALLY SEEN IN RAP VIDEOS. THE IMAGES HAVE SPARKED SOME
THE IMAGES HAVE SPARKED SOME CONTROVERSY BUT THE RAPPER SAYS
CONTROVERSY BUT THE RAPPER SAYS HIS INTENTION IS TO SHOW OFF HIS
HIS INTENTION IS TO SHOW OFF HIS CULTURE.
CULTURE. >> MUSLIM FROM MOROCCO, I MOVED
>> MUSLIM FROM MOROCCO, I MOVED TO L.A. WHEN I WAS 20-SOMETHING,
TO L.A. WHEN I WAS 20-SOMETHING, BUT I COME FROM MOROCCO, I COME
BUT I COME FROM MOROCCO, I COME FROM NORTH AFRICA, I COME FROM A
FROM NORTH AFRICA, I COME FROM A MUSLIM BACKGROUND.
MUSLIM BACKGROUND. I WAS BORN MUSLIM.
I WAS BORN MUSLIM. MY MOTHER PRAYED HER WHOLE LIFE,
MY MOTHER PRAYED HER WHOLE LIFE, NEVER HAD A DRINK, SMOKED,
NEVER HAD A DRINK, SMOKED, NOTHING.
NOTHING. JUST WATCHING HER AROUND THE
JUST WATCHING HER AROUND THE HOUSE AND JUST, YOU KNOW, GIVING
HOUSE AND JUST, YOU KNOW, GIVING ALL THE DISCIPLINE AND ALL THE
ALL THE DISCIPLINE AND ALL THE MOTIVATION, HE FEEL LIKE THERE'S
MOTIVATION, HE FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE HER
A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE HER THAT DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY COULD
THAT DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY COULD BE THEMSELVES TO BE WHAT THEY
BE THEMSELVES TO BE WHAT THEY WANT.
WANT. >> Reporter: AS A FORMER
>> Reporter: AS A FORMER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT HIMSELF,
UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT HIMSELF, THE MUSICIAN IS USING HIS
THE MUSICIAN IS USING HIS INFLUENCE TO HIGHLIGHT
INFLUENCE TO HIGHLIGHT IMMIGRATION ISSUES BEYOND HIS
IMMIGRATION ISSUES BEYOND HIS MUSIC.
MUSIC. ♪
♪ >> WHEN I WAS 13, DIDN'T KNOW
>> WHEN I WAS 13, DIDN'T KNOW ENGLISH, DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO
ENGLISH, DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH.
SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH. I JUST FELT LIKE A SORE THUMB,
I JUST FELT LIKE A SORE THUMB, STUCK OUT, YOU KNOW.
STUCK OUT, YOU KNOW. DIDN'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WAS
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WAS TALKING ABOUT, IN THE LUNCHROOM
TALKING ABOUT, IN THE LUNCHROOM BY MYSELF.
BY MYSELF. I JUST WANT PEOPLE THAT COME
I JUST WANT PEOPLE THAT COME FROM MOROCCO, SEE I COME FROM
FROM MOROCCO, SEE I COME FROM AFRICA, TO KNOW THEY CAN BECOME
AFRICA, TO KNOW THEY CAN BECOME WHATEVER THEY WANT.
WHATEVER THEY WANT. >> Reporter: FRANK MONTANA
>> Reporter: FRANK MONTANA RECENTLY DONATED $50,000 TO HELP
RECENTLY DONATED $50,000 TO HELP IMMIGRANT YOUTH IN HIS FORMER
IMMIGRANT YOUTH IN HIS FORMER HOMETOWN
HOMETOWN HOMETOWN.
HOMETOWN. >> FRANK MONTANA.
>> FRANK MONTANA. >> Reporter: AND HE WAS INVITED
>> Reporter: AND HE WAS INVITED TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO
TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS GLOBAL INVESTMENT IN
DISCUSS GLOBAL INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION.
EDUCATION. >> LIKE I SAID BEFORE, IT SHOULD
>> LIKE I SAID BEFORE, IT SHOULD BE A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE.
BE A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE. IT'S GREAT TO BE RIGHT HERE NEXT
IT'S GREAT TO BE RIGHT HERE NEXT TO YOU, IN FRONT OF ALL YOU
TO YOU, IN FRONT OF ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TO MAKE A
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TO MAKE A CHANGE.
CHANGE. >> I JUST FEEL LIKE PEOPLE THAT
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