Hampered by US sanctions and the pandemic, it has become near impossible for Iran’s artists to introduce their music to international audiences. But 30M, a new record label in Germany, is determined to change that.
The 37-year-old poet and critic speaks to Huck about his new book, which offers a stirring meditation on Black performances, cultures and communities in the United States, and his own personal experiences of love and grief.
After releasing two albums last year, the 23-year-old artist is already a cult favourite among underground rap fans. Now, he’s ready to take his genre-blurring sound and transgressive lyrics to the next level.