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You Can Now Mix Religious Verses With Hip Hop Samples

Thanks to the French-language website Hip Hop We Trust, created by the collective of graphic designers We.ch, religious hip hop devotees can sample audio recordings of texts from the Bible, the Torah, the Koran or Buddhist scriptures with top French and U.S. rappers such as 2Pac, Eminem, RZA, IAM or NTM.

""This is my sound, delivered to you." In the ghettos in the sky, a sacred sound resonates. Hip Hop We trust allows you to mix sacred texts on top of real heavy instrumentals," the collective explains.

The founders hope the website can promote peace and coexistence in an entertaining way.

For a sample of spiritual chill, we recommend mixing 2Pac's "California" with Chapter 1 of the Buddhist "Dhammapada": All that we are is the result of what we have thought: It is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him...

Or try mixing Nas' "Represent" with these verses from the Koran's "The Moon," for a mystic experience: "The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder. And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say: transient magic. And they call it a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term. And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention, consummate wisdom, but warnings do not avail."

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Photo of ​King Charles III and French President Emmanuel Macron take part in a ceremony of Remembrance and wreath laying at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

King Charles III and French President Emmanuel Macron take part in a ceremony of Remembrance and wreath laying at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Anne-Sophie Goninet, Michelle Courtois and Bertrand Hauger

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Welcome to Thursday, where Poland says it will stop supplying Ukraine with weapons, India suspends visas for Canadians as diplomatic row escalates, and Kyrgyz shepherds come to Sicily’s rescue. Meanwhile, Laura Rique Valero of independent Spanish-language media El Toque tells the story of skilled Cuban workers forced by the government to take jobs abroad, and then preventing them from ever coming home.

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