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Einar, the Swedish rapper who in recent years had become one of the most dominant artists in the country’s hip-hop scene, as well as a major pop figure, was shot dead last October. The case remains unsolved.
The crime shed light on the intersection between the Swedish rap industry and gangs, on the rise in gun violence in Sweden, and also on the government’s neglect of marginalized communities and neighbourhoods.
In this week’s Popcast, a talk about the ripple effect of Einar’s murder, the evolution of hip-hop in Sweden and how the last three years have radically changed the country’s rap scene.
Joe Coscarelli, the pop music reporter for DailyExpertNews
Petter Hallen, an accomplished rap journalist and DJ who hosts a show on Swedish public radio station P3 Din Gata
Alex Marshall, European culture reporter for DailyExpertNews
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