Drone shots of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazakh countryside, and a remote Russian village. I will have infographics on screen giving some hints about what’s to come.
Yanix (real name Yanni Badurov) is one of Russia’s most popular trap rappers. Born in 1993 to a family of doctors. His lyrics have many similar themes to American trap, fashion, parties, sex, popularity. He has 80k followers on youtube, 280k followers on Instagram, 180k followers on twitter, and 209k followers on vk.
Misha Mavashi aka tsel razgrom is one of the main figures in Russia’s health rap scene, a genre specifically about healthy living and an anti drug lifestyle. The rapper, born in Kazakhstan in 1985, primarily talks about cultivating a strong body and mind in order to protect his homeland from influences such as drugs and corruption. He is an orthodox Christian. He has nearly 150k followers on vk, and 3k followers on YouTube
Oxxxymiron (real name Miron Fydorov) was born in 1985 and is currently one of Russia’s biggest rappers. Born to a Jewish family, he moved to Germany at age 9, then to the uk at age 15. He studied at Oxford university, but his studies were interrupted due to bi polar disorder. His songs cover a wide range of topics, such as alienation, self realisation, and music rivalry. He has 1m Instagram followers, 770k followers on vk, and 780k followers on YouTube.
Scriptonite (real name Adil Jhalelov, born in 1990) is one of the biggest, if not the biggest rapper in Kazakhstan as well as one of the biggest rappers in Russia. His lyrics are usually about relationships, and are quite explicit. In 2014, he was signed to Moscow label Gazgolder, which has a YouTube following of more than 860k, and a vk following of over 1.8m. In 2015 he released his first album ‘House With Normal Phenomena’, the only album to beat it on the Russian iTunes chart was Adele’s 25. He has 501k followers on Instagram, and 581k followers on vk.
Basta/Noggano (real name Vasiliy Mikhaylovich Vakulenko) was born in 1980 and is a popular rapper and radio jockey. He went to music college but didn’t graduate. As Basta, his songs are usually about love, strength, and faith. His alter ego is Noggano, where he is more of a gangster rapper, talking about criminals, sex, and drugs. He’s married and has two kids. He is also on the label Gazgolder. His vk has 386k followers, as well as 1.5m Instagram followers.
The past 20 years has seen the former Soviet Union undergone great change.
Songs and visuals play on screen, with infographics and artwork.
Songs I’ll use
Yanix – Хайпим
Oxxxymiron – Песенка Гремлина
Скриптонит Выпить тебя до дна
Баста ft. Тати – Хочу к Тебе
ЦельРазгром – Империя зла