Wednesday, 21 October 2009


The legendary Chuck D once asked, "What's rap got to do with what you got?"

Good question. How did rap ever come to be such a terrible parody of itself? When did it stop being about fighting the power and smashing the system and all that, and start being all about bling and bitches and suchlike?

In truth it seems most likely that rap is simply misrepresented by the tawdry pap that infests the music channels and, therefore, the charts. There's still stuff out there for folk that aren't into drive-bys, and misogyny, and drive-by misogyny.

Dälek clearly value their integrity over mere wealth and fame; otherwise they wouldn't produce such a gloriously unfashionable dirge. Dirty, heavy beats punctuating dense walls of industrial droning noise. It's awesome.

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