Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. November 29, According to Meduza , an independent online media outlet, from October to December , at least 36 performances in cities across Russia were cancelled due to official intervention. In most cases, the authorities claimed they were upholding laws protecting children from the promotion of suicide, narcotics, and other harmful substances. Typically, the authorities pressured venue managers to cancel performances by issuing official warnings citing child protection or threatening to close the sites if the concerts went ahead. Officials also used such pretexts as alleged bomb scares and sanitation violations.
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Generally speaking, Russian rap is not a genre known for producing nice guys. Antokha MC is a rare exception to this rule. As meek and hippyish he may look, this guy can rap his ass off. Here Antokha flows over a poppy beat that lends frivolity to his childhood reminiscences while adding some playful irony to his quirky wordplay. The song and its feel-good music video, which features Antokha voyaging through Georgia in an RV, is an ode to youth, nostalgia, and just in time for the World Cup football. Taking a break from their usual collaborator, Suzanna, producer-rapper duo Malbec have teamed up with up-and-coming hipster style icon-cum-singer-songwriter Liza Gromova for this synth-filled ballad. Moscow-based nu-metal band Slot has been around since — long enough that they even released their own greatest hits album last year. Punk rockers Poshlaya Molly have done just that, and then, just for good measure and to keep it up to date, they end the song with a trap beat that comes from absolutely nowhere. Because why not.
To be honest, the satire is lost on us. Sorry in advance. Rap royalty Skryptonite shocked Russia last year by announcing a departure from hip-hop altogether. The dancehall-infused track features Adil at his drowsiest, lamenting the hopelessness of a tough breakup over a distant sitar riff. Little Big, as you probably know by now, are the Russian rave group making sure the world gets its regular dose of weirdness. Check out our Little Big feature here. The song is rich in wordplay and metaphor, addressing themes like war, growing up, and economic disparity with a wistfulness that hits home hard.