Rap Against Dictatorship: Thai lessons in history, politics and belonging by Roy Huijsmans

In this new blogpost ISS researcher explores the role of rap as social critique in Thailand

On December 30th, 2018, when the end-of-year music charts were nearing their annual climax, music history was made in Thailand: the music video of Thai collective Rap Against Dictatorship called Prathet Ku Mi ([What] My Country’s Got) reached 50 million views on YouTube. This blog post explains that appreciating rap as social critique requires going beyond lyrics to contextualise its multiple and at times subtle messages and references.

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