8.20.2005

Skinhead rap

Import the mysogynistic and violent allure of 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg to a country where there are no ghettos and social welfare programs are well-funded, but neo-Nazis are on the rise, and what do you get: German gangsta rap that's embraced by the radical right. Thanks to Berlin-based rapper Bushido (left), and others like him, far-right rap is going mainstream in Germany. Some say nationalist, racist and mysogynist lyrics are just a nod to successful American music and a ploy to sell albums, but some German gangsta rap lyrics seem a little too edgy to be dismissed that easily. In one song, Bushido raps, "Salutiert, steht stramm, Ich bin der Leader wie A" ("Salute, stand to attention, I am the leader like 'A'"—with A standing for Adolf), and the rap collective called Mor once rapped that " Wack MCs" were sent to the "gas showers" and "children to the concentration camps." No wonder white, neo-Nazis are German rap's more ardent fans.

Earlier: How to spot a neo-Nazi.

4 comments:

Scarlett said...

Rap is a black thing and yet we have ayrians who have taken this black music and are using it to rap about their hatred for people who are different. Do you suppose they appreciate the irony?

Anonymous said...

yeah, ironic. bushido is half tunisian... far from the Aryan ideal of "A" he raps about.

Anonymous said...

"A" stands for "Azad". He is a german rapper from frankfurt.

Anonymous said...

straight up BULLSHIT!
No way Nazis gon support Bushido since he surrounds himself with immigrants only.