Can hip hop improve US-Pakistan relations?
16 November 2011 Last updated at 05:58 GMT
Relations between the US and Pakistan are going through a fairly difficult period.
American lawmakers have questioned the sincerity of their ally and Pakistanis express anger over the use of drone strikes.
Now the US State Department is launching a new cultural initiative to try to win over young Pakistanis.
Wendy Urquhart reports.