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Salome MC

Salome MC

Salome MC


Salome MC (Persian: سالومه, born 1985), is a female rap artist from Iran. She is known for being Iran's first female rapper, and today is one of very few. Her songs are mostly about humanistic ideas. Even though the topics expressed in her lyrics are a mixture of politics, social issues and personal matters, she defines herself as "apolitical" an her poetry being about "whatever occupies her mind." She believes in freedom in art, and claims Read more on Last.fm
Salome MC (Persian: سالومه, born 1985), is a female rap artist from Iran. She is known for being Iran's first female rapper, and today is one of very few. Her songs are mostly about humanistic ideas. Even though the topics expressed in her lyrics are a mixture of politics, social issues and personal matters, she defines herself as "apolitical" an her poetry being about "whatever occupies her mind." She believes in freedom in art, and claims she would still be an underground artist even if the government in Iran would allow hip-hop music openly, as "The label idea is kind of a scary thing" for her because "it creates the image of limitations on the horizon." She said in an interview that the only means for her to distribute her songs have been the internet. Salome MC is an Iranian/German rapper Shirali, made a collaboration album title Delirium (هذیان) in 2006.

All the tracks in album were in German and Persian language. In 2009 she released a mixtape of her single releases title Paranoid Descent, which got extensive media attention and put her in the list of finalists of "Freedom to Create Prize" for 2010. Also the song "Paranoia" (in Persian: شک) received the first place in Tehranavenue Music Festival in Hiphop Category. Apart from the albums, she made different collaborations with Iranian, Turkish and American artists. Her socio-political songs about current situation in Iran, gained most attention from foreign media. After the 2009 election crisis in Iran, she released a video, title "Grown Green on This Land", which called all Iranians to unity against those who want to tear them apart In spring 2012, she released a video title "Drunk Shah, Drunk Elder", which featured a speech by Ayatollah Taleghani, with a chorus embellished by Mohammad-Taqi Bahar's poetry, voicing of the second generation of Islamic Revolution. She is also known for being the first female graffiti artist of Iran, and an experimental video artist. Read more on Last.fm.

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