Suffice it to say Russian President Vladimir Putin is not a fan of rap music. Putin made it clear that he does not approve of rap music which fuses hard beats and rhymes to produce a simplistic art form.
Putin declared that rap (and all its derivatives) are based on "sex, drugs and protest," that will ultimately lead to the "degradation of the nation."
Putin revealed his feelings about rap music after the November arrest of Russian rapper Husky, who was charged with disturbing the peace after performing an impromptu rap concert on the roof of a car.
Cellphone video obtained by The Guardian newspaper shows 2 Russian cops snatching Husky down off the car as a large crowd surrounded them and jeered at the cops (see video below).
Husky's rap music reportedly irritates Putin who wants to ban rap music in Russia, but realizing that's impossible, he wants to control it.
Putin said, "If it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it."
Legendary American rapper Kurtis Blow said Putin should "rethink his policy" and that his policy will "fuel the fire of the resistance in his country." Blow also said the Russian people "don't want to be silenced."
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