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September 8, 2004

Iranian Bowtie Rapper

From Al Jazeera:

Dapper rapper stirs Iran

Shahkar Binesh-Pajouh, Iran's bow-tie wearing dapper rapper would look somewhat out of place in the Bronx borough of New York.

Targeting unemployment, poverty and Westernised Iranian girls in his new album, Binesh-Pajouh is a lecturer with a doctorate in urban planning whose poetry translations will hit the shelves soon.

"I chose rap because I can say many things with it, not because I live like a rapper," said Binesh-Pajouh in his affluent north Tehran apartment.

He said it took four years for the Culture Ministry to approve a rap album and it did so only after he deleted six songs from his original 10.

"Iran's officials were reluctant to give permission to rap music because of its critical language," he said...

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 8, 2004 10:55 AM

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