Rapping Under Fire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Artsakh’s rap scene has been on the rise in recent years. Many of the young rappers in the region have been incorporating the experience of war, trauma, and conflict into their music. In 2017, author and filmmaker Taleen Babayan traveled to Karabakh, where she met Lyovka, Erik and Spartak, three rappers born and raised in Artsakh. “Rapping under fire,” is the story of three young men who have been exploring the intersection of life, music, and adulthood in the unrecognized republic.