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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:24 PM

Dis-Chord: Pro-Kremlin Rapper Removes Music Video With Record Number Of Dislikes

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The clip for Moscow, a track featuring Timati and fellow rapper GUF, has proven so unpopular on YouTube that Timati removed it from the video-sharing platform after just two days.

But not before it received over 1 million "dislikes," handing the two artists the record of largest negative rating in the history of Russian YouTube.

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The clip, versions of which have been copied and uploaded after its deletion by prescient YouTube users, is a paean to Moscow, a city that has emerged from the Soviet and tsarist eras as an architectural smorgasbord and major metropolis of over 12 million inhabitants.

But most controversially, Timati's verses include a veiled condemnation of rallies in support of free elections, which rocked the capital for weeks ahead of a September 8 city-council vote, and a shout-out to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, a Kremlin ally accused of corruption and blamed for a violent crackdown on the protest movement.

https://www.rferl.org/a/pro-kremlin-rapper-removes-music-video-with-record-number-of-dislikes/30157341.html

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