“the path to The decline of the Nation” is paved with hard Beats and even harder rhymes, says Vladimir Putin. Especially in drug-glorifying Raptexten Russia’s President, sees a Problem for his country. But instead of rap music, so Putin should take the Kremlin’s influence. If you can’t stop the Rap, you would have to control him and draw, – Putin said on Saturday at a Meeting with cultural representatives in St. Petersburg.

the Background is the dispute about appearance restrictions for several Russian musicians. International headlines with the case of the Russian rapper Husky made last. Under pressure from the authorities, organizers of concerts of the 25th had to be cancelled, which was especially discussed among young Russians be controversial – and the reputation of the musician, the increase is likely to have.

Rapper Husky Dmitry Kuznetsov

After a Husky gig was in a Club in Krasnodar cancelled on short notice, wanted the Rapper to his Fans with a spontaneous appearance on a car roof to compensate. Then he was taken, among other things, because of hooliganism and resistance against the state and sentenced to a twelve prison sentence. After public Protest, he came prematurely to the free, allegedly after an Intervention from the government.

The Russian police scales the Rapper – real name Dmitry Kuznetsov, a means – as “extreme”. Some of his Videos are blocked in Russia because of drugs, fights and weapons will be shown. In many of his lyrics, the musician criticised the government, he addressed poverty and police violence. In addition, the allegation of the authorities – he would propagate believers offend, sexual lawlessness and cannibalism glorify.

For the future, Putin proposed “to take control” and how to steer things in the desired direction. How, exactly, he envisions that, said the Russian President. The topic should be discussed in the Ministry of culture. By Banned, he think nothing, because they caused rather the opposite.


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