Hip-Hop Is Now Illegal in Iran

 |  November 30, 2007
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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      You might think hip-hop is having a tough time here in the United States, but that’s nothing compared to what’s going on in Iran. Hip-hop has been deemed obscene by the country and officials believe that the “cultural invasion” is diminishing the country’s hardcore Islamic values.

      "There is nothing wrong with this type of music in itself," said Mohammad Dashtgoli, an official for evaluation of music at the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, according to Breitbart.com. "But due to the use of obscene words by its singers this music has been categorized as illegal. In coordination with the police, illegal studios producing this type of music will be sealed and the singers in this genre will be confronted."

       Hip-hop, especially artists with social and political themes have become increasingly popular in Tehran. In the past, rap artists needed special permissions to record an album, throw a concert or perform in the country from Iran’s culture ministry, but now most requests will be denied.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    FUCK IRAN!!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/MEDIPZ DIPPSETA

    It is, what it is but, I don’t think the have the money to even purchase an album. :0(

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/MEDIPZ DIPPSETA

    N why’d did they have to use 50′s pic? Why not JaRule? Oh yeah, he’s not a factor in hip-hop today!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/KONSTRUCT-A-GODZ KONARTIST

    RAISE THE BAR ON URE BARS…AND DROP MADD SCIENCE..THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC IS STRONG/ AND BOOM BAPP HIP HOP GOT AMPS!!! BLACKMARKET ARMS NETWORKING, CYBER SPACE WARFARE, ATTACK FROM THE GO-BOARD..

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/pbm_1988 PBM

    they just scared someone would rap against there government they dont give a fuck less about the other shit…
    hiphop is everywhere from middleeast to europe and they are mostly political so the government dont like it you dig?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Metwo big MO

    Who gives a damn. Its funny how they say Hip Hop violates their values but theyre the same MFs sending people and supplies to Iraq to fuck our soldiers up. Fuck them Camel Jockey, Hodgie, punk muthafcukas.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/bumassnig bummie

    they just told 50 wack ass that shit!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Battibanter Mozy

    the iraq topic is a whole other discussion..like immortal technique said…ur willing to shoot someone for lookin at u wrong or steppin on ur kicks, so watdu expect iraqis to do wen someone invades their country and infringes upon their rights?
    your racist fuck

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/pbm_1988 PBM

    HELL YEAH IM AGREE WITH MOZY
    ALL YOU IGNORANT MOTHERFUCKERS BRAINWASHED BY THE NEWS, YEAH THE GOVERNMENT AINT COOL IN IRAN JUST LIKE HERE BUT THE PEOPLE ARE NOT CAMEL JOCKEYS AND SHIT BITCH THERE IS 2 MIL IRANIANS IN LA AND THE MAYOR OF LA IS IRANIAN JEW, SOME PEOPLE DONT KNOW THE DIFFENCE DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE NEWS.
    FUCK FOX NEWS(VIEWS)

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/GoodInc1 GoodInc

    I also agree w/ Mozy
    & PBM. I don’t trust anything about what U.S. says about Iraq or Iran & yeah I would not let U.S. soldiers fuck me up in my own country. On the otherhand, Iran hatin’ on Hip-Hop?! They have to be clear as to what type of songs they mean. I mean really, who’s their publicist?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/pbm_1988 PBM

    SHIT I WAS VISITING IRAN WHEN I WAS 14 AND I HAD A P DIDDY CD WITH ME A I GAVE THEM MONEY TO NOT MESS WITH ME, THEY JUST DONT LIKE MUSIC THAT TALK ABOUT NEGATIVE STUFF AND ONE OTHER REASON IS THEY DONT WANT THEIR OWN PEOPLE RAPPING AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT WHICH IS CORRUPT LIKE HERE AND DONT SHARE THE OIL MONEY WITH THE PEOPLE, YOU CANT GO ON MYSPACE OR YOUTUBE THERE BUT YOU CAN WATCH PORN, SHITS FUCKED UP…

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/DZA27 EOD_D

    Sounds Like Some Dumb Shyt 2 me… Have 2 Agree With..Goodinc,PMB….And Mozy

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Battibanter Mozy

    hip hop is the voice of the people, and a lot of authoritarian governments are scared of that, because hip hop is a movement and it starts revolutions. iunno about cheezy whack rap here, but in palestine and stuff, hip hop is a political tool to give power to the underdog, and no government wants that. America has solved that problem not by banning hip hop, but making a joke out of it and commercializing it so that every other faggot who comes up with a song and a dance (soulja fag) is considered as hip hop

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/hardbody2 hardbody3

    THESE STUPID MUTHA FUCKAZ ALWAYZ TRYING TO MAKE 50CENT LOOK LIKE EVERYTHINGS HIS FAULT,”OH YEAH”I ALMOST FORGOT HE DO RUN HIPHOP!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/WhaDaHekkup HelloDurrFoozo

    THeY JUsS TRYNA BAN oURsTORY NOT HIsTORY.. BLACK/WHITE/BROWN THIS GO FOR ALL US.. HIPHOP IS JUsS A EXAMPLE OPEN YA EYEZZZ