And Now for Some Iranian Protest Rap


If you’re like me there’s a huge cognitive dissonance to the fact that Twitter, in this country basically a fad, a time-suck, an easy late-night-talk-show-monologue shorthand for the oversharing vapidity of Kids These Days, has actually been enormously important in documenting the Iran election clusterfuck. But it has. And now, via YouTube, the medium more frequently associated with (awesome) Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat videos, we get both uncomfortably vivid footage of the clusterfuck itself and what might be the first rap response to it, as delivered by an emcee named Shanin Najafi. You probably won’t be able to understand what he’s saying, exactly, and yet you will understand perfectly well.

(Thanks to Charles Aaron.)