Walt hates hip-hop and rap. To call such forms of artistic expression "music" is to insult Euterpe, not to mention Saint Cecilia. But in the decadent west, there are people who like it. Festivals are held. Prizes are awarded. Go figure.
This past Thursday, the Echo Music Award's Hip-Hop/Urban prize was given to German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang, seen here humbly acknowledging the acclaim.
Walt never heard of these guys, but it seems the duo have risen to fame... or notoriety... over the use of anti-Semitic over lyrics comparing themselves to Auschwitz prisoners. In their "song" 0815, they refer to an infamous German death camp, saying their bodies are "more defined than an Auschwitz prisoner".
The lyrics have sparked a heated debate in Germany, which, according to the (((controlled media))) is still haunted by lingering memories of Nazi crimes. Despite the controversy, their album Young, Brutal and Handsome 3 sold more than 200,000 copies, hence the award.
The award was given on Yom HaShoah, the day which Israel has designated as "Holocaust Remembrance Day", dedicated to the alleged six million Jews killed during World War II. The timing of the award is perhaps an example of the sense of humour for which Germans are deservedly famous.