Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Iran's First Female Rapper...

Salome MC is known as Iran's first female rapper. She grew up in Tehran, Iran and as a teenager got involved in graffiti then rap as a way to communicate. After some time the urban life started to put a strain on her, emphasized by struggles in her personal relationships. For her, the chaos that occurred in the post election fall out of 2009 was the last straw, convincing her that it would be best to leave and find her utopia somewhere else. Salome ended up in a small city in Japan, where she found her peace - which is also what her name, Salome, means. Living in Japan now she is involved in fine arts in contemporary forms, while still continuing Hip-Hop as a means to share her experiences.

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