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Today's slice: Silvana Imam is looking for ways out of its compartment

”Holy mother of god” would first be given out at the end of last spring, but was stopped at the last moment. Instead, the album's songs to be stand-alone singles that fell out during the rest of the year and that would be tested live. Ago considered the Silvana Imam to simply just put their third album on the shelf until further notice.

it can also be Imams publicized breakup from musikkollektivet RMH/Trans94 and her growing fatigue around the modern music industry requirements on measurability, which in the end resulted in this cd being given out at private companies.

”Holy mother” has, therefore, to be a modern album of hip hop music, has been unusually surrounded by a multitude of different information regarding when, how and in what form it should be released. Perhaps it is the uncertainty that made to the album in such a high extent characterized by ambivalence, doubts and concerns among all the genretypiskt cocky and entertaining insurance of their own goodness?

just about a classic record-breakthrough-theme, which is typical for a hiphopvärld where the quest for fame is always balanced by, and sometimes even drowned out, suspicion towards its disadvantages. After all pressrosor for both the three-year-old predecessor ”force of nature” and the concerts in its waves, an ”Award”-winning documentaries and acclaimed touring with Hakan Hellstrom lands an Imam in the album's title track somewhere in the questioning of the image of her and the svårburna pressures that it entailed.

”Gave me superhjälterollen/Had no choice/You put me on the podium/Expect all the answers” raps, she first, for in the next verse wonder: ”Thinking of you all/Thinking about you how I feel?/When I am constantly battles that the world shall be ours.” ”What I do/God's judgment criticises the/Fuck them all/Want ba to survive” she says later in the album.

defensive, which she could easily get caught in, but which turns out to be just one of several positions here. Silvana Imam devotes at least as much a part of the ”Holy mother” to look for the way out from the tray she feels that she has been placed in.

the Width of the expression, from the konfrontativa to the personal, loving, making her still a unique voice on the Swedish hiphopscenen. She stretches up a tightly linked metoo-hand (”It is much more than rap music/this is female revenge”) in the ”Vikken, then,” writes a genuinely touching anthem for all lillasystrar out there in the brilliant ”Take care of yourself,” and, not least, are very open with their thoughts and dreams around the tvåsamheten with the participants his girlfriend, Beatrice Eli.

the Musical is also ”Holy mother” more low-key than its predecessors and almost in flames, explosive concerts, which in a way fits the topic and mood that the album's lyrics revolves around. Because this is so clearly a work of an artist who has won a lot, but still, and precisely for this reason, searching for more.

Best tracks: ”Take care of you.”

Read more music reviews by Mattias Dahlström , for example, about how Håkan Hellström change the tone from the arenarockiga – to kräma on with a full symphony orchestra .

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