France, March 19 -- A growing number of young people from Indian-administered Kashmir are finding their voice through rap.

Many artists have been able to give expression to their experiences through rap, which they say they find liberating and powerful.

"I rap on social issues, the hardships faced by people and about myself. My music is my message. This is a conflict area and through my music I want to enlighten people across the country of what is happening," Syed Musaib, 22, told RFI.

Better known by his stage name, MC Musaib started early and has been rapping for over 15 years. He has a huge following on social media and is hoping that his music reaches a wider audience beyond Kashmir.

"For young people like us, rap and hip hop hel...