Roma Zhigan commented to The Insider on Miron’s new video and video with a slap in the face. “Miron’s video is a promo for the new album. You can just write that! ”- said the rapper. To whom exactly the album, Zhigan did not specify. When asked if he wants to apologize to Myron and forget old grievances or explain the context, the rapper sent a message “Here is a dot on the i, just my comment!” (laughing smiley) and asked to be sure to leave the smiley in the text.
Zhigan is the winner of the 2009 rap show “Battle for Respect”. At that time, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was invited to this speech. Then from the stage, the rapper suggested that Putin record a joint track. In 2013, Zhigan was sentenced to a year in prison for robbery. He was released in December 2014.
Also in the video, Oksimiron talks about the mental problems that he faced in the past 10 years after the threat of publishing a video of the incident with Zhignan, which he would not like to show to his children. Because of this, he said, he experienced depression and subjected himself to internal self-censorship, which prevented the rapper from speaking on topics of interest to him. He also recalled his participation in the political life of the country as an attempt to get rid of inner fear: “Radjabov, courts, Motuznaya, peaceful protest,“ I will sing my music, ”Miron enumerates. “Courage is a gradual process (…), I get a taste, but shame still eats from within.” Miron noted that his activism helped him cope with the “inner demons”.
Recall that the rapper came to publicly support the activist and colleague Samariddin Radjabov. According to the prosecution, Radjabov threatened to use violence against three police officers in protective gear. In fact, the activist threw a plastic bottle on the paving slabs during the rally for fair elections to the Moscow City Duma.
Oksimiron often gave comments to the press during the persecution of activists in the Moscow case. In addition, in 2018, Miron performed at the concert “I will sing my music”, where, together with Noize MC and Basta, he sang several tracks in support of rapper Husky and other “protest” musicians who were massively canceled by the authorities. The concert was organized after Husky was arrested in Krasnodar on charges of petty hooliganism. After another cancellation of the concert, he tried to rap from the roof of someone else’s car in front of the listeners who came to him.
The ban on the rapper’s concerts was initiated by the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region Vladimir Petrov. He asked the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia to ban concerts of rappers in the country because of their negative impact on the younger generation. The answer was that very two-hour concert “I will sing my music.”
In the video, Oksimiron admits that because of depression he fought with alcohol and drug addiction and did not say a lot, because someone may misunderstand his words.
“Career suicide. I don’t release six, I don’t perform five, I build relationships, I start rap. Shackled by a chain of self-imposed prohibitions, ”Miron reads in the track. – (…) It seems that I am beginning to understand something timidly. ” The rapper says that from school he was afraid to be ashamed, but now he is tired of running away. “I didn’t want to be on my knees for 10 seconds that I ended up on my knees for 10 years.”
Also, it looks like Oksimiron’s album will be released soon. A conclusion about this can be made on Twitter of the rapper, who posted on his page a post with a quote from Gandalf from the novel “The Lord of the Rings”: “Wait for me with the first ray of the sun. I will come on the fifth day, from the East. ” In this regard, many believe that the new album will be released on November 5 and will probably be called “Time of Troubles”.
Oksimiron’s clip after being released in 9 hours on YouTube has already gained more than two million views.