Speak (Hungarian rapper)

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Birth name Tamás Deák
Also known as Speak
Tom Deak[1]
Born (1976-05-31) May 31, 1976 (age 42)
Budapest, Hungary
Origin Hungary
Genres Hip hop, political hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor
Years active 2000s - present

Tamás Deák (born May 31, 1976[2]), better known by his stage name Speak, is a rap artist, model and actor based in Hungary. He gained considerable fame after the music video for his 2003 anti-war song, "Stop the War", became popularized through video sharing websites. Speak currently lives in London, England.[citation needed]

"Stop the War"[edit]

Speak is known primarily for his 2003 rap single "Stop the War".[3] A video for this single appeared on YouTube, and featured other semi-famous musicians.[4] Various commentators labeled the song as unintentional humor.[5] The song and music video were parodied on Saturday Night Live in a sketch starring Beck Bennett titled "World Peace Rap", broadcast 7th May 2017.[6]

Notable collaborations[edit]

On 20 June 2012, Speak announced on his website that he would be supporting Australian rap duet Hilltop Hoods and DJ Debris on their upcoming UK tour.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Index.hu - Képek - Speak
  2. ^ http://velvet.hu/celeb/hcdb/adatlap/speak/ (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ "Speak, a magyar rapper szombaton adja első koncertjét." Index, 30 August 2007. (Hungarian)
  4. ^ "Szponzort keres világzenéjéhez Speak, a 'Hungarian rapper'". Videók. HVG Online. 13 June 2007. (Hungarian).
  5. ^ "Serious Hungarian Rap Song -- Unintentional Mind-Blowing Hilarity!!!". Digg. 16 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Chris Pine, Kellyanne Conway, and Star Trek: 'Saturday Night Live' Recap". Inquisitr. May 7, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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