Hip-hop star Oxxxymiron uses rap for Russian culture debate
A Russian hip-hop star who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English literature has prompted a national debate about Russian culture after starring in an online rap “battle” that gained millions of views.
Miron Fyodorov, who performs under the name Oxxxymiron, is one of Russian popular music’s biggest names. He recently took part in a long-awaited verbal joust with another rapper, Gnoyny, whose name translates as “The Rotting One.”
The two exchanged colourful rhyming insults in an hour-long rap showdown that included references to George Orwell, the Soviet secret police chief Lavrenty Beria and academic works on comparative mythology.
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