American Colonialism in the Making of myself and the moroland
Repression and Snobbery: the Gentrification of turkish rap
This is a reflection of how society is already polarised in terms of morality. This polarisation exists in ideas of taste and status but most importantly in the tendency of privileged circles to guard “their” scene against newcomers. It can be argued that this is contemporary Turkey in a nutshell. The ruling class who had the upper hand in setting cultural norms is now faced with the risk of losing things it took for granted.
Morrissey isn’t senile, He’s always been a racist
Morrissey's career has thus far gone unharmed and his views have not been collected. He has an overwhelmingly white fanbase, yet the alternative scene is not adverse to social justice and calling people out. I see a lot of activists in various political realms fighting great fights while failing to confront (or at least distance themselves from) The Problem of Morrissey.
Between Wu-Tang, Fairuz, and Borders:
Syrian Rappers in Diaspora
As Syria continues to slip further into the abyss, and
creeps warily past a bloodstained sixth-year milestone,
Syrian artists of all varieties are trying to make sense
of an absurd half-decade spent aimlessly adrift.
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