Hip hop Vs. communism – How Vietnamese rap got political – BBC Trending


RAP IS A THING IN VIETNAM THERE IS EVEN A STATE RAP NEWSCAST Starting this year lorries must carry their
legal load If you try to carry more goods will be confiscated BUT IN THIS ONE-PARTY STATE RAPPERS HAVE STUCK TO THEMES LIKE LOVE UNTIL ONE LEFT THE COUNTRY AND POSTED THIS: “YOU WILL BE OVERTHROWN SOON” “#### COMMUNISM” “EVERYONE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH” “#### COMMUNISM” HOW VIETNAMESE RAP GOT POLITICAL SON NGUYEN MADE HIS NAME IN VIETNAM BUT THEN HE WENT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES AND POSTED A MESSAGE ON YOUTUBE FOR VIETNAM’S COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT “I WILL NEITHER OFFER ANY BRIBE NOR BEG YOU” “I AM NO COWARD LIKE THOSE SHEEP IN YOUR CAGE” I see the problems in Vietnam but at the time
I’m in Vietnam I didn’t know the roots of all the problems. When I got here I learn about the government, the political like how they are supposed to have a check and balance in
the government. And I’m like ok the root of this problem is
in the system itself, the poverty, corruption and everything is in the system itself. THE TRACK HAS BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN 200,000
TIMES IN THREE WEEKS THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST PARTY CONTROLS THE
MEDIA BUT MILLIONS ARE NOW ONLINE EVEN SO, OPEN ANGER AGAINST THE PARTY IS RARE “I am 17 years old and I do not like the Communist
Party. Thank you for this rap. Please support him!” It just clicked with a number of young people
and they said ok this guy is saying what I wanted to say for a long time but I didn’t
dare to say. BUT PRO-GOVERNMENT VOICES ARE A MASSIVE PRESENCE
ON THE VIETNAMESE INTERNET “These guys and girls living overseas and
talking bad about the country …” THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT
ON THIS VIDEO TO BBCTRENDING




Comments
  1. Only the truth can be the spark to liberate the Vietnamese people. The majority of Vietnamese have been brainwashed by Machiavellian demagogues for so long that they have lost sight of their civil and political duty as a citizen. I mean, when people are not even aware of their inherent, inalienable rights like freedom of expression or freedom of assembly, how can they start fighting for it? And to be real humans is surely more than just having food and shelter. If you cannot voice your opinions peacefully without fear of persecution, then what are you but sheep shoved around by venal politicians? Only when more Vietnamese citizens realize their true power and potential can any progress actually materialize.

  2. i'm 20 and i hate this shit vietnamese communism …i can see many many poor children , poor old mans , womans have to sell " lucky ticket " with very low salary and the goverment said it's normal while Vietnamese goverment and their kids are using our money to do their private things by corruption …they buy big houses oversea , send dirty money in oversea bank , sell my country's territory to china bla bla bla …i wanna these trash people die as soon as posible to let our people have a better life !…i'm sorry if my english is not good 

  3. What vnese people don't understand is Vietnamese communist party is just a political party , they dont represent for the country .Brainwashed people defend them blindly against anyone who fight for freedom

  4. Vietnamese people nowadays often cannot discern their love for the Motherland from their support of political parties. In this case, you might all know there is only one political party ruling my country at this time being: Communism.

    If any of us points out any downside of the government, we (also other journalists from renowned newspapers) are very likely to be criminally prosecuted by the government for "demolishing and going against the government's ideology" , or we'll be attacked for "being a traitor to our country" by brainwashed Communist supporters who blindly support this rotting system .

    These underground artists stand up, compose songs to draw attention from the youth across the country to make them aware of the ugly truths/aspects and of this corrupt society, ruled by dictatorship, that young people often are oblivious to, or too afraid to express freely.

  5. Many westerners as well as anti-communist who refused to understand one thing that is always in Vietnam unwritten rule that everyone understands that Vietnam and kept it for several thousand years are:
    any feudal or any regime in Vietnam has always been to preserve the last hours before the collapse least by the forces of invasion from foreign invaders, did not have any case we turn themselves pour rule us … it's not effeminate not vile that a belief is maintained during the thousands of years that the organization drove the invaders out guys from mother earth, such organizations would be right to exist until destroyed by foreign invaders … just like new only!
    That's what helped us survive during the past 1000 years and not become a minority of the country, that will help us be able to maintain its species exist with the fall of the page time.
    because we as Americans or Chinese invaders are not friends, it has been proved by the blood and tears of us.
    The regime is not important, important is our ethnic groups is protected from the war.

    Okay fuck off killjoy

  6. A Japanese mother whose son was arrested and ransom. The government does not pay ransom, her son was gouging.
    The poor mother apologized for her son as the country was implicating.
    There's something unusual here. Keep up the same content is akin to admire the mother aside to see what is not normal.

    The mother was entitled to howl reviled organizations "the ISIS" the curse that is not?
    That be allowed !.

    mother any not resentful, not hate killer his innocent son.
    Japanese mothers do not howl cursed IS for fear that tensions will have a few other Japanese victims.
    The mother had been right to blame the Japanese government or not?
    Okay, so the Japanese government true recipe for a enemy unnecessarily IS so her son became fated victims.
    IS Japanese hostage for ransom not through that send a message to the Japanese government, "you do not have anything to do with this land, please stop with the US go anti we, and do not have involved in our work. "

    Japanese mother bitterness understand that the government has no choice but to nod to the US when the US request.
    The poor mother understood the inability of the Japanese government, so they choose a bitterness attitude "sorry, because my son implicate the country .."
    Attitude to swallow the bitter hearts of Japanese mother, doomed attitude of the Japanese government to say something? It's a miserable Japan, there is no self determination.
     
    Middle East distant land extraneous Japanese island of East Asia that Japan suffered such a tragedy? Just because In compliance at will "allies" that the US.
    The independence of Japan really is not there even though they are rich.
    Thank you for reading

  7. TAO/ZEN/CHRIST:PRC/VIETNAM..COMMUNIST REVITALIZE SUN YAT SEN'S NEW CHINA DEMOCRATIC/REPUBLIC(FREEDOM SPEECH/ELECTIONS)

  8. Jesus what a brainwash seriously. Poverty? Yes exists, and has 2 main causes in vietnam:
    number 1: the land itself, many villages and areas are remote, and thick jungles and rainforests make it hard to build and maintain roads to those areas. Another clearly is: The aftereffects of the vietnam war(thanks to AMERICA btw rofl^^ The vietnamese government has nothing to do with that). Even today the aftereffects of agent orange(dioxine) kill or cripple(or both) millions of newborn children in vietnam. The government and people have to deal and care with an extreme and unusual high amount of retarded people, that stunts their growth and makes welfare spending go through the roof(in america btw such people would just be left to die btw rofl). Not with 1 word does this rapper mention this all for example.

    Then it is said: "Despite millions of vietnamese having access to internet and his songs, the outrage is low".
    Well why don´t you lean back and think for a second and ask yourself WHY the outrage is so low compared to other outrages in the west? Because the government in vietnam does it´s best to care for those people, and the victims of agent orange. Also things are getting increasingly better it still needs a lot of improvement, however looking at economic data
    you will see that the average income grows with every passing year, so does the rate of people below poverty line decrease
    and oh yeah, also don´t bother to mention that the average income sinks in murrica every year, and that the gaps of inequality and people below the poverty line RISE with every passing year in america.

    Also don´t bother to mention how rotten the american system itself is, and that america doesn´t even have democracy rofl^^ Yes you can vote in america, but your vote doesn´t count! But yeah let´s just ignore that fact to shall we? xD So much for systems and systems beeing the cause for problems.

    And lastly: Don´t bother to mention that vietnam is not a communist state but a socialist one xD And also don´t bother to mention. And also don´t bother to mention that vietnam since 2009 has a Socialist MARKET economy and thus has strong elements of capitalism in it like other countries in europe for example that use the very same economic system btw. And since that has been introduced, the the lowest classes still receive some growth, however the higher classes do so to. But yeah and that´s exactly americas problem: It is not "capitalist enough"! Poor people still receiving part of the growth? Outragous! Oh my god how bad! Welcome to capitalism, only the top 10% earn anything from any growth, the wealth of other classes either stagnates or even DECREASES. And that is exactly what america wants to happen in vietnam.

    So wrong, so false and brainwash pure. Also seriously i´d really like to know what the american government pays this rapper for this so stupid, so false and so blatantly wrong propaganda.

  9. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

  10. so essentially he went to America and got politically brainwashed… great. I'd say check out pro communist rappers in this area of the world, there is a reason hatred of the political system rare and that is because socialism is popular. Hip hop is one of the most powerful weapons of the working classes and pleanty of people use it to hate on capitalism, its typical of the biased BBC to make it out as a weapon against the working classes just like they do with everything. Long live Vietnam and long live the working classes.

  11. He went to the United States, a country so corrupt that judges commonly sell juveniles to private prisons and police plant drugs on black people to fulfill their arrest quotas, and he says this gave him an idea of an ideal political system ?
    Mate, the reason that Vietnam is not as wealthy as the USA is because Vietnam is a peaceful nation that doesn't go around bombing and stealing from the middle east.

  12. Horay to the young people of Vietnam…A good commie is a dead commie..Vietnam should learned from Indonesia and kill as many commies as possible

  13. " Political rap is bad ". Yeah, I agree with the idea. They shouldn't say the wrong things about the politics. But the first song in this video doesn't say the wrong things. We call it "rap news" and it's under the control of our government. Once every two weeks, a video will come out and it's just news ._. with melodies

  14. So Hip Hop is going only political if its against Communism? How is it that you see all these black rappers coming from poor background promoting highly capitalistic lifestyles? Prostituition, drugs etc?

  15. for fuck's sake stop meh meh meh about communist
    Can you please Stfu, VNCH have some respect to communism please

  16. Sigh* nvm…. Vietnam still a interrupt system and still not really good at there laws so people just whatever they want it to be, is like litter American in Asia that I’m thought so

  17. stupid vietnameses. should have let the American government intervene in peace, are now going through a situation worse than death. the North Koreans suffer the most, if they had listened to capitalism, this would not have happened.

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