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Oxxxymiron in 2022
Miron Yanovich Fyodorov

(1985-01-31) January 31, 1985 (age 39)[citation needed]
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Other namesMC Mif (2001)
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2001
Musical career
  • Optik Russia (2008—2010)
  • Vagabund (2010—2011)
  • Kultizdat (2015—present)

Miron Yanovich Fyodorov (Russian: Мирон Янович Фёдоров; born 31 January 1985[citation needed]), known by the stage name Oxxxymiron,[a] is a Russian hip-hop artist and former CEO of the Booking Machine booking agency,[2][3][4] as well as a co-founder and former member of the record label Vagabund. He is one of the most influential and prominent hip-hop performers in Russia, and his albums The Wandering Jew and Gorgorod, are considered by the community as the most important releases of Russian rap.[5][6]


Miron Yanovich Fyodorov was born in 1985[citation needed] in Leningrad, in a family of Russian Jews.[7] His father is a theoretical physicist of the Konstantinov Institute of Nuclear Physics in St. Petersburg and his mother is a librarian. In St. Peterburg Miron attended secondary school No. 185. When Fyodorov was 9 years old, his family emigrated to Essen, Germany. During his studies in Maria Wächtler School, Miron had a 'tense relationship' with his classmates because of his social standing and poor German. At the age of 13, Fyodorov began to write lyrics and rap in German and Russian under the name MC Mif (from Miron Fyodorov). When he was 15, the Fyodorovs moved to Slough, England. In 2004, Miron Fyodorov began studying at the University of Oxford in the faculty of English. During his studies Fyodorov was the president of the Russian community of Oxford. In 2006 he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had to stop studying, however he managed to continue studying after a break. In June 2008 he graduated from the university with a degree in English literature.[8][failed verification]

After university, Fyodorov moved to the East End where he restarted his musical career under the name Oxxxymiron. The name is derived from his first name Miron, rhetorical device oxymoron and triple X, representing the large amount of profanity in his lyrics. He was not able to find a job because of his perceived overqualification and had to work as a cashier, a translator, a loader, a guide, a stallman, a tutor, an MC and an office clerk. Fyodorov's life in London formed the basis of the script of the Russian 2015 TV series Londongrad.[9]

Optik Russia (2008–2010)[edit]

In 2008, after a seven-year break, Oxxxymiron published a new track London Against All (Russian: Лондон против всех). In the same year he joined a German label Optik Russia where he met Dimitri Hinter (Russian: Дмитрий Хинтер), known by his stage name Schokk [ru].

In 2009 Oxxxymiron participated in the 14th independent battle on Hip-Hop.ru and reached the semi-finals. One of the main intrigues of the battle was the correspondence confrontation of Oxxxymiron and underground anonymous rapper Babangida [ru], which was expressed in mutual disses against each other in the tracks of both performers. However, due to the departure of Miron after the 8th round, the face-to-face confrontation between them never took place.

On 26 and 31 July of the same year, Miron's first concerts took place in Kyiv and Odesa.

Vagabund (2011)[edit]

In autumn 2010 Oxxxymiron and Schokk toured countries of CIS. In a year, Oxxxymiron, Schokk and manager Ivan Karoy aka Vanya Lenin founded an independent label Vagabund (Vagabond in German). On 15 September 2011, Vagabund published Fyodorov's first album The Wandering Jew [ru] (Russian: Вечный жид), which received a lot of positive reviews. On 30 October 2011 Vagabund gave their last concert. On 1 November 2011 Oxxxymiron left Vagabund due to conflict between the members of the label and Moscow rapper Roma Zhigan.

miXXXtape (2012–2014)[edit]

Oxxxymiron performing in Kolomenskoye, 24 July 2012

On 12 March 2012 Oxxxymiron published miXXXtape I which includes the best tracks recorded from 2008 to 2011. On 18 October 2013 miXXXtape II: Long way home (Russian: miXXXtape II: Долгий путь домой) was published. It included the best tracks of 2012-2013 and remixed Oxxxymiron's bars from his battle against Krip-a-Krip in Versus Battle league.

Gorgorod (2015–2016)[edit]

On 25 August 2015 the music video Londongrad (Russian: Лондонград) was published as a teaser trailer for TV series Londongrad based on Miron's life in London before restarting his rapper career.

On 28 June 2016 Oxxxymiron became the first ambassador of Reebok Classic in Russia.[10]


Oxxxymiron's concert in the Ice Palace of St. Petersburg, 28 October 2017

On 28 September 2017 it was announced that Oxxxymiron will star in the film adaptation of Victor Pelevin’s novel Empire V. The film's director is Victor Ginzburg, famous for the screen version of the novel Generation "П".[11]

In September 2019, Oxxxymiron unexpectedly took part in the 17th Independent Battle on Hip-Hop.ru and passed the track for the first qualifying round. After that, a certain wave of excitement began around the event, and many famous hip-hop artists also participated (Egor Kreed, Noize MC, L'One, ST1M, Yury Khovansky, etc.).

On 1 November 2021 Oxxxymiron published a ten-minute-long music video Who killed Mark?. On 12 November Fyodorov's third mixtape, miXXXtape III: Time of Troubles, was released. It included 36 songs from 2014 to 2021 and two new tracks among them. The nine-minute single Who killed Mark?, which preceded the release of the mixtape, was not included in the playlist of the record.

Oxxxymiron during RAW Berlin, April 2022

In reaction to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Oxxxymiron called for an anti-war movement, stating, "I know that most people in Russia are against this war, and I am confident that the more people would talk about their real attitude to it, the faster we can stop this horror." He cancelled six sold-out concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, stating, "I cannot entertain you when Russian missiles are falling on Ukraine. When residents of Kyiv are forced to hide in basements and in the metro, while people are dying."[12] He later said that it was impossible to hold an anti-war concert in Russia because "total censorship has been implemented, and anyone who speaks out against the war in any way becomes a potential target for criminal prosecution."[13] He went on to announce a series of benefit concerts in other countries, entitled "Russians Against War", the proceeds from which would be donated to NGOs helping Ukrainian refugees. The first of these concerts was held in Istanbul, which has a large Russian diaspora consisting of people who left the country in protest of the invasion.[14] In September, he returned to Russia; the next month, the Russian justice ministry added him to the list of foreign agents.[15]

Battle rap[edit]

Oxxxymiron is the most viewed battle rapper in the world. Amount of views of his rap battles exceed 120 million on YouTube.[16]

Oxxxymiron participated in the Russian battle rap league Versus Battle five times and won the first four of them.[citation needed]

  • 2013 – Oxxxymiron vs. Krip-a-Krip (3:0)[citation needed]
  • 2014 – Oxxxymiron vs. Dunya (won by vote of crowd)[citation needed]
  • 2015 – Oxxxymiron vs. Johnyboy (5:0).[17] This battle was watched 1 million times during one day and became the most popular battle in the world.[citation needed] Oxxxymiron and Versus Battle league attracted the King of the Dot host Organik's and Dizaster's attention.
  • 2016 – Oxxxymiron vs. ST (3:0). This battle was watched 4 million times during one day.[citation needed]
  • 2017 – Oxxxymiron vs. Slava KPSS (Versus Battle x #SLOVOSPB) (0:5).[18] This battle was watched over 9 million times during the first day and has become one of the most watched battles in the world.[citation needed]

Also Oxxxymiron performed at the Canadian rap battle league King of the Dot:

  • 2017 – Oxxxymiron vs. Dizaster is scheduled as a Main Event for King of the Dot's World Domination 7 event (without judges).[19] This battle became highest viewed on YouTube channel King of the Dot.[20] Oxxxymiron after the battle with Dizaster thanked Slava KPSS for an opportunity to work on the mistakes. According to him, if not for that rap-battle in August, there would not have been such a historical rap-battle in October against Dizaster.[citation needed]



Year Title Original title Role
2019 BEEF: Russian hip-hop Russian: BEEF: Русский хип-хоп Cameo
2022 Tchaikovsky's Wife Russian: Жена Чайковского Nikolai Rubinstein
2023 Empire V Russian: Ампир V Mitra

Concert tours[edit]

  • 2009 – Unnamed feat. Schokk
  • 2010 – October Events feat. Schokk (Октябрьские события)
  • 2011 – Vagabund Tour feat. Schokk
  • 2012 – Unnamed
  • 2013 – Roly-poly toy VS Mordor (Неваляшка VS Мордор Tour)
  • 2013 – Long Way Home (Долгий путь домой)
  • 2014 – arXXXeology (арХХХеология Tour)
  • 2015 – City under Sole (Город под подошвой Tour)
  • 2016 – Takeover Tour
  • 2016 – Back to Europe
  • 2016 – Takeover Tour 2
  • 2017 – IMPERIVM (stadium tour)
  • 2022 – Russians Against War
  • 2023 - WORLD TOUR

Book editions[edit]

  • Караулов, Игорь (15 May 2022). Трудный возраст века (in Russian). Litres. ISBN 978-5-04-275970-3.


  1. ^ Sometimes rendered as Оксимирон or Oksimiron[1]


  1. ^ Scott. "Scandalous rap confession of Oksimiron: who is Zhigan and why did the rapper mention Ukraine - Global Happenings". Global Happenings.
  2. ^ "Oxxxymiron возглавил компанию Booking Machine" [Oxxxymiron takes over the leadership of Booking Machine]. The-Flow.ru (in Russian). 9 February 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Oxxxymiron объявил об уходе c Booking Machine" [Oxxxymiron announced his departure from Booking Machine]. The-Flow.ru (in Russian). 24 August 2019. Archived from the original on 24 August 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Оксимирон объявил об уходе из лейбла Booking Machine и намекнул на отказ от исполнения старых песен" [Oxxxymiron announced his departure from the Booking Machine label and hinted at abandoning the performance of old songs]. Meduza (in Russian). 24 August 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. ^ "20 рэп-альбомов 2010-х. Oxxxymiron "Горгород"" [20 rap albums of the 2010s. Oxxxymiron "Gorgorod"]. The-Flow.ru (in Russian). 6 March 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  6. ^ "20 рэп-альбомов 2010-х. Oxxxymiron "Вечный жид"" [20 rap albums of the 2010s. Oxxxymiron "The Wandering Jew"]. The-Flow.ru (in Russian). 7 December 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. ^ M, Tuyara (24 January 2013). "Интервью с Луперкалем" [Interview with Lupercal]. dystopia.me. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Оксимирон выпустил микстейп со старыми треками «Смутное время» вместо нового альбома". Forbes.ru (in Russian). 12 November 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  9. ^ Сычев, Сергей Уваров, Сергей (2 December 2021). "Штамп Оксимирон: что презентовал поклонникам главный рэпер страны". Известия (in Russian). Retrieved 27 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "Oxxxymiron сыграет Митру в фильме Empire V (Анонс 2017)". YouTube.
  12. ^ Nechepurenko, Ivan; Bilefsky, Dan (24 February 2022). "Thousands of Russians protest President Vladimir V. Putin's assault on Ukraine. Some chant: 'No to war!". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Russian Rapper Oxxxymiron Stages Anti-War Rallying Cry From Istanbul". The Moscow Times. 16 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Anti-war Russians in Turkey unite at rap concert for Ukraine". Reuters. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Oxxxymiron and Dmitry Glukhovsky declared foreign agents". Meduza. 7 October 2022.
  16. ^ "Is the world's biggest battle rapper now Oxxxymiron of Russia?". The Source. 11 February 2018.
  17. ^ "VERSUS #1 season III Oxxxymiron VS Johnyboy (English subs)". YouTube.
  18. ^ "VERSUS X #SLOVOSPB: Oxxxymiron VS Slava KPSS / Gnoyny (English subtitles)". YouTube.
  19. ^ King of the Dot Entertainment (16 October 2017), KOTD - Oxxxymiron (RUS) vs Dizaster (USA) | #WDVII, retrieved 16 October 2017
  20. ^ "King of the Dot Entertainment - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  21. ^ "OXXXYMIRON - East Mordor (English subs)". YouTube.
  22. ^ "OXXXYMIRON - Lie Detector (English subs)". YouTube.
  23. ^ "Oxxxymiron - City under sole (English subs)". YouTube.
  24. ^ "OXXXYMIRON – IMPERIVM (English Subtitles)". YouTube.

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