Thai hip hop
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Thai hip hop is hip hop music made in Thailand. Pioneer artists by Joey Boy and popular hip hop artists of Thailand include Dajim, Southside, Fukking Hero, Sing Neua Seua Tai, Buddha Bless and Thaitanium.
In early 1990s, Thai hip hop is origins by pop/dance artists include Jetrin Wattanasin's Jor-Ae-Bor (จ เ-ะ บ) and Touch Na Takuathung's Touch Thunder (ทัช ธันเดอร์), both album mixed dance-pop with rap, also artists such as Raptor a duo consisting of Louis Scott and Joni Anwar mixed dance-pop with rap and some success in song "Superhero" (ซูเปอร์ฮีโร่) from album Raptor (แร็พเตอร์). Later, Joey Boy was signed to Bakery Music, which became a success in his debut album, Joey Boy. in 2001 GMM Grammy it launched the hip hop artists are Dajim, which became a success in album Rap Thai (แร็พไทย). Thai hip hop labels include N.Y.U. Club and Joey Boy's Gancore Club.
In October 2018, a 10-member group called Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD) released a song and music video entitled "Prathet Ku Me" ("My Country’s Got..."). A member identifying themselves as Hockhacker explained the song's message, "As artists, we want to reflect the truth of the society we are living in under dictatorship." The song was received well, garnering 21 million views on YouTube (with a like/dislike ratio of 793,000 : 18,000) before being taken down. The government attempted to ban the song claiming content relating to the Thammasat University massacre violated the nation's Computer Crime Act, threatening to prosecute those who would share or republish the song or video. Blockchain technology was utilized by fans to prevent the government from accessing or deleting the video entirely, and it continued to be shared. A few days later, various police and government officials and spokespeople walked back previous statements and some showed support for expressing a variety of viewpoints.
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