Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested his authorities to ‘take cost’ of Russia’s rap scene.
In response to the rising recognition of rap amongst Russia’s youth, Putin needs cultural ministers to discover a method to management versus ban the music.
The President sees medication because the ‘most worrying pillar of rap’, and believes state management is a crucial method to overcome the issue.
This comes after a string of gig cancellations throughout Russia, together with these of rapper Husky, who was subsequently arrested after acting on the roof of a automotive.
Husky, actual identify Dmitry Kuznetsov, was jailed for 12 days after violating after a controversial live performance ban. His lyrics are identified to be crucial of Putin’s authorities.
Parallels have been drawn between the crackdown and state censorship within the Soviet period.