Rap Against Junta’s debut compilation album Dickcouncil is made by the collective rebellion of Myanmar’s hip-hop scene to protest against the genocidal-terrorist military regime that staged the coup on February 1, 2021. The formal Burmese term for ‘Military Council’, စစ်ကောင်စီ (pronounced ‘sit-coun-si’) has been mockingly transformed into ဒစ်ကောင်စီ, i.e. “Dickcouncil”.
Junta Min Aung Hlaing is the latest throbbing disfigured head of the junta’s decades-old council of dicks — they embody intolerance, bigotry, suppression and rapacious greed. They expect us to shut the fuck up and bow down? Fuck that shit. We fight. We survive so that freedom, equality, justice and generosity can live in our streets just as it runs in our blood.
Rap Against Junta made a nationwide call for submission of hip-hop tracks that respond to the current situation in the country. Many responded, because this nation is one that continues to unite to fight the ruthless power-grabbing generals. 12 tracks have made it to the final album, and another revolutionary movement is born. The artists use their unique perspectives and critical voices to be heard across the world, using hip-hop as a powerful communication tool and weapon to stand against a suppressive and bloodthirsty junta.
Myanmar hip-hop will never be silenced. We come together, not because we are the same but because we are united as one: The junta must fall because We Rise Up.
The album will be released digitally on Bandcamp, Spotify and other international streaming platforms.
To join the cause or for more information, visit linktr.ee/rapagainstjunta
Rap Against Junta is Myanmar Hip-Hop scene’s creative resistance against the Junta. It is an alliance of MCs, producers, Djs, sound engineers, promoters, organizers and graffiti artists. We are all leaders using hip-hop’s elements to reject the military in government.
released October 21, 2021