December 1, 2007

Iran Bans Rap Music

Iran has decided to ban hip hop music. A not so interesting turn of events.

The sub culture of hip hop and hip hop music has been completely banned from Iran.

“There is nothing wrong with this type of music in itself…” says Dashtgoli. “But due to the use of obscene words by its singers this music has been categorised as illegal. In coordination with the police, illegal studios producing this type of music will be sealed and the singers in this genre will be confronted.”

Hip Hop has become increasingly popular in Iran, though it’s very underground because of it’s obscene nature and they claim it diminishes Islamic values.

Illest will keep you updated.

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