On the other hand, due to the incredible support of the young diaspora, Ethiopian musicians are gaining local and international acclaim. With the majority of Ethiopians living outside of Ethiopia in the United States (Washington, D.C. has the highest concentration of Ethiopians living outside of Ethiopia, while Fairfax Blvd in Los Angeles has its own Little Ethiopia), the number of Ethiopian-American rappers continues to rise. Skat Nati’s new single “Sira” (roughly translated as “work”) was accompanied by a music video filmed in an up-and-coming neighborhood of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, which surprised many. Although Ethiopian rap was not a new phenomenon, we had never before heard traditional Amharic trap music. In a matter of months, the song received over 600,000 YouTube views in Ethiopia and the diaspora, demonstrating its rapid rise to fame. Washington, D.C. has the largest Ethiopian population outside of Ethiopia, and the diaspora is an integral part of the local culture (a stroll along U Street will demonstrate this). As a result, it comes as no surprise that the region is home to an increasing number of Ethiopian rappers.