Mackenzie Reviews Russian Rap

Mackenzie Reviews Russian Rap

Mackenzie Tomlinson, Spotlight Editor

As our new President is a huge fan of Russia, I decided to see what all the fuss was about with our friends to the east. And I found out…Trump is onto something! Russian Rap music is fresh to death. If you’re looking for a new workout jam, soulful ballad, or just something to listen to in bewilderment, here are five raps that embody the spirit of Russian hip hop. (Reviewed out five communist manifestos, five being the best.)

  1. черный бумер – translated to “Black Hummer,” I assume that this rap song is about the artist’s car. However, since I don’t understand Russian, I don’t really know. It has a catchy beat and the guy is really passionate. I would roll down Keller Parkway blaring this.  4 out of 5 Communist Manifestos. 
  2. Гуф – для неё – This one didn’t show up because it is “blocked in my country.” Blatant prejudice towards America. 0 out of 5 Communist Manifestos.
  3. Сережа Местный – Яд – This one is a straight-up bop! I would listen to this unironically. Not only does it have a sick beat, the flow is also LIVE. Imagine how hard it is to rap in Russian! It’s such a weird language. Anyway, mad props to this rap group and 5/5 Communist Manifestos.
  4. Тихо тают дни – Михей – If you really want to “PUTIN” work, head to your nearest Russian music bootlegging website and get your groove on to this entire album of smash hits! I’m reviewing it all at once because I literally cannot tell the difference between songs. 3 out of 5 Communist Manifestos.
  5. Загубили Лялю – A pretty run of the mill Russian rap song with a few added twists. Perfect for a run on the treadmill or a trip to Kroger.