Thailand’s Underground Hip Hop – Southeast Asia Dispatches

BANGKOK – Last Monday, a Thai hip hop collective released Rap Against Dictatorship, a new song and video critical of the country’s military rulers.

The artists may be summonsed and charged for uploading the video to Youtube if the police find them in violation of Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act.

But that isn’t the only case of Thai artists using rap to push various boundaries. In Bangkok, two young hip hop emcees from Klong Toei – a port community once notorious for drugs and crime – are presenting a new portrait of urban Thai youth.

This story aired on Southeast Asia Dispatches Monday, October 29, 2018.


Adam Bemma is a journalist, humanitarian, and media consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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