Karnage Kills is a Grime artist with a difference, the rapper is femme, gay and visible in a genre known for its masculinity. Karnage’s unique way with words has seen him go from underground fringe performer in London to shows across the UK and Europe, performing for gay and straight audiences alike.
Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in custody in the United States. Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph is thought to be a British citizen who entered the US legally in 2005, but overstayed his visa. He is currently facing deportation proceedings.
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“It was a pleasure to know you & rock with you,” says LL Cool J.
“They control the puppet.”
The Civil Rights Movement had many faces. The 1960s ushered in a legion of firebrand political orators, most notably Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Musicians and sportspeople also shaped the ways in which the cause was both heard, viewed and understood.
Rap battles are on the radar. The young heroes of this genre enjoy the popularity that not many politicians can boast of. No surprise that there are rumours that the oppositional leader Navalny is trying to recruit top rappers in his team. Meanwhile, the battle goes on. Punchy, crude - and yet so perversely genuine.
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