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Kea Sokun worked at a local labor rights NGO and now plans to continue writing songs. (Jack Brook/VOD)

Cambodian Rap’s Beaten-Down Social Conscience

Many young Cambodian rappers are steering clear of social commentary in their lyrics, making artists like Kea Sokun part of a small cohort of musicians rapping about social justice and economic inequity, though laden with nationalistic overtones.