Rap against dictatorship In Thailand | Close Up | Entertainment News

From: Al Jazeera Close Up

Thai rapper Elevenfinger fights for Thailand’s protest motion in an try and convey reform to the nation.

“I rap about poverty and inequality so the surface world understands our hardships”, says 21-year-old Thai rapper Elevenfinger.

The younger musician from Klong Toey, Thailand’s largest slum, has risen to fame by means of his hard-hitting rap music exposing the internal grit of slum life and the struggles of these on the margins of society.

In 2020, the rapper joined 1000’s of younger folks defying the authorities by gathering within the streets and calling for reforms to the monarchy. Younger Thais like Elevenfinger have performed this regardless of a draconian legislation, lese-majeste, that forbids insults to the monarchy. These discovered responsible of breaking the legislation face 15 years in jail.

Elevenfinger’s struggles are met with swift repercussions as he accumulates arrests and a collection of courtroom circumstances that eat his time and forestall him from persevering with his efforts to convey change to a society notorious for its earnings disparity.