Monday, August 29, 2011

Interview with rapper albino [animal rights initiative, Rhein-Main]

Interview with rapper albino [animal rights initiative, Rhein-Main]

Interview with rapper albino
When you enter the last three years at one of the Großemonstrationen against the fur trade Fur & Fashion Frankfurt have participated in, then you surely know him.Albino rapper from Kiel involved, often with his political rape of animal rights demos and live well even vegan. Kokot Irene him for TIRM! interviewed.
IK : How did the idea with you to combine hip hop with animal rights issues?
A : Hip Hop with me since my school days, more precisely since 1988. It took several years before I moved from being mere consumers of culture an active part of the movement. Since the day when I wrote the first rap songs, it was clear that this form of expression for me is a kind of therapy. All that concerns me emerges, so sooner or later on in my lyrics. Now it so happened that I became a vegetarian in 1993 because of books and television reports and I have dealt more and more with the human-animal relationship. This topic has become a fundamental part of my life, and therefore it also appears repeatedly in my songs. In practical terms it is seen simply a connection of what brings me pleasure (music), my talent (densities) and what I like most at heart (animal liberation).
IK : Are you or were you already own active in animal rights scene? On your homepage there is a link to the Kiel animal rights initiative.
A : Our involvement in the animal rights scene for me began in 2000, a year after I've become vegan. Initially this was limited to the visit of demonstrations and performances on solo concerts. In Kiel, I'm part of TibiK, the Animal Liberation Initiative keel, which currently sees its main aim is to support the campaign against the fur industry and most recently in late April 2006, the sixth Organized Antispeziesistische Northern demonstration.
IK : You say in your song No Peace "" of vegan revolution. What do you picture below, do you think it is realistic?
A :. The demand for a vegan revolution, of course, is striking and shortened the title, but nevertheless a realistic
access to veganism took place with me as with many others about emotions. The images of the slaughterhouse reality of brutal animal transport, the experimental laboratory, all this has caused a tremor in my heart, which finally prompted the move to veganism. I think it's important to stand at this point does not remain. Gradually I realized that it is necessary to see veganism in a wider political context, that the animal exploitation can not be completed independently of other power structures. I want to experience a truly non-violent society, and this is only possible vegan.
The revolution begins in and around us. Violence in our society must be discussed and redefined. This may be the beginning of a realization process within the company. Of course, I think in this sense is a vegan revolution is realistic.
I think it is important that we show patience and perseverance. The trial of a vegan revolution will take time. But it's a start, he initiated the process and will no longer be unstoppable. It may be that we no longer realize the full social experience will be. I'm sure that we are part of a movement that will definitely achieve their goal.
IK : You're talking in the song of the same animal corpse eaters. Do you think you can motivate with such terms even non-vegans or meat-eaters to live cruelty-free?
A : I think that makes the song not only peace with a clear sense of language. It is intended to motivate and arouse an active animal rights activists on the other people who had nothing to do with animal rights and animal liberation have nothing. It is intended to stimulate thought, of course, but also provoke. My experience shows me that this is often more extensive and deeper conversations can result in which I can give my opinion on.
No peace is much more aggressive than without rights, but I think both songs complement each other well. As I said at the beginning, rap is also therapeutic, because it can sometimes be that the anger can not hold back. On my new album, survival training, which appear in late August, is a new animal rights song is included, which is more likely to have a quieter, more personal character.
IK : You're living vegan - you're so lucky when it comes to practical implementation?
A : I live Vegan since 1999, six years before that I was a vegetarian. Whether I'm happy with the implementation? Oh yes, definitely. Initially I had, like many others, concerns about the "stay" and the daily food composition and the abandonment of old habits. This has then quickly crushed.
It formed a new normal, not least thanks to the ever-increasing number of delicious vegan alternatives to conventional, based on animal exploitation, food supply. In any case, I was inspired by frequent cooking with friends. Vegan food just encourages the imagination and so what the heck, I oute now: I'm greedy!
IK: What are the target audience you want with your music? What can cause hip hop within the animal rights work?
A : I have no specific target group. I'm a libertarian vision that affects the entire society, namely the abolition of domination and exploitation conditions and their structures. So I want to reach everyone possible. This is for example the reason why I appear happy with demos in pedestrian zones, where the entire social spectrum is available.
Of course, mainly be people who rap like as well as people who move into the animal rights scene, with my music in touch. But to again come back to the pedestrian area.Here I see again and again to what rap music is capable. She is able to generate emotions, to stimulate discussion, arouse interest, reduce frustration and to motivate. I think in conclusion said that rap music can enrich the work of animal rights very much.
IK : How come at your writing in the hip-hop scene?
A : At the beginning of my musical work that was still quite ambivalent. People who were on political rap, they found good. The "typical" Hip Hopper had, I do not entirely wrong, a few problems with me, but because it took a few years until my style has evolved. Since a few years the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the animal rights texts, interestingly, I have had very positive experiences. I can say that I am of the people with whom I come in contact with the music, brought up frequently on the subject of veganism / animal rights. I come here mainly to open and interested people. The personal conversations on Demos and before and after the concerts are very important to me. I get this a lot of feedback and was so happy that I could give many apparently thinking a few suggestions with my lyrics. The other way round, I too have learned a lot from the many discussions and attempts example, suggestions or criticism to implement, both for new as well as older texts.
Of course there's also quite a few that deal with the issue of animal rights / animal liberation does not want to deal seriously and try to all to ridicule. The whole thing will happen but rather in forums on the Internet, not in personal contact.
Rapper increases the number of my vegan after watching it. So I got to know last vegan MCs like Callya (Tübingen), Illya Sick and Tetsuo (both Bremen).
Also, for example Nic Knatterton (Aachen) and deal Chaoze One (Karlsruhe), the human-animal relationship in their texts critically.
IK : What do you think the animal rights movement in the next 50 years is realistic to achieve?
A : In order to concretely start, I think that trading with real fur is sure to be abolished long ago. In addition, the social acceptance of vegetarianism and veganism are becoming increasingly important. Vegan will live in my estimation, in 50 years not unusual any more.
I hope that will be permanently discontinued in 50 years, the chapter on animal welfare, that is to say, have the people who felt once committed to the protection of animals are identified, that it should not go primarily to improve the situation within the industry exploitation, but at the end of the exploitation and killing non-human individuals by man. I hope the animal rights movement are politicized, and they can continue to sensitize society to the extent that it recognizes that we live in a society that from beginning to end violent. I hope that motivates the animal rights movement and remains precarious. That it is always numerically greater, because I have no doubt.
IK : Thank you for the interview and good luck in your musical career!


  1. Thanks for this. I've enjoyed Albino's music for a few years now but, as someone who doesnt speak german, i couldn't understand what the hell he was saying! It's nice to get an idea of where he's coming from.

  2. i know what you mean, lucas. i also don't understand german enough to fully get what he's expressing in his music. i do have some friends in germany, who are friends of his so they helped further inform me about albino.


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