THE rapper group Rap Against Dictatorship which is famous for the viral sensation “Prathet Ku Mee (Which is My Country) anti-junta song released two years ago today (Nov. 13) released a new music video entitled “Patiroop” (Reform) reflecting on the current heated Thai politics, Sanook.com reported this evening.
The background of this new music video show the real recent protests by People’s Party at Democracy Monument, Ratchaprasong Intersection and Victory Monument.
Several protest leaders such as Mr. Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan (Ammy) of the pop group The Bottom Blues and Mr. Jarupat Boonpattararaksa, or Phai Dao Din, also appear in it.
Within six hours of the release of this music video, “ปฏิรูป” in Thai, it was viewed hundreds of thousands of times and immediately shot to #1 on YouTube’s hottest clips list.
The rap song ‘Prathet Ku Mi’ (Which is My Country) takes political situations and arranges them in a way that is easy to understand, immediately arousing empathy among listeners. The music video shows one of the memorable photos of the October 6, 1976 student massacre taken by Neal Ulevich, of a man taking a chair to hit a corpse hanging from a tree; a crowd watches, one boy with a smile on his face. This photo received the Pulitzer Award in 1977 and is used as a background in the last part of the video, Prachatai.com said.
Images from Rap Against Dictatorship’s new song “Reform.” Thai headline asks, “Have you heard it yet?” Photos: Sanook.com