Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona hits The Guardian’s ‘top 50 artists for 2020’

Source : 112 Ukraine

She was ranked second with her track “Pushka”
18:19, 30 December 2019

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Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona made it into the list of 'top 50 new artists for 2020', according to the British newspaper The Guardian.

She was ranked second with her track “Pushka” ('Gun'). The British band Team Sports is leading the list, while American singer Normani is placed third.

“A former kindergarten teacher, Ukranian rapper Alyona Alyona keeps her material clean in case kids are listening. But her music – trap tinged with traditional vocal melodies – is far from toothless. Her breakout hit, Ribki, was about fish, but also young women who feel out of place – just as she did when people kept telling her that a plus-size female rapper would never make it in Ukraine. She raps about her regular life, touching on feminism, body positivity and tolerance, and switched from rapping in Russian back to Ukranian – a “beautiful, soft, tender, more poetic language” – after the country’s 2014 revolution,” the newspaper wrote.

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As we reported earlier, Ukrainian singer Jamala and rapper Alyona Alyona, who recently released a new mini-album, presented a joint song, “Zabyrai” (‘Take Away’).

The artists dedicated the song to the problem of cyberbullying, haters in the internet, sofa critics, people who fill their inner emptiness with hatred and fury, live the lives of strangers online.

“Comments on social networks can be hurtful, especially if it is not criticism, but insults. After all, no hater would ever dare to say everything in the eyes and it is easy to write in social networks. While you spend time, leaving negative comments for person you do not know, even if this person is very famous, your loved ones need your support and love. Appreciate them,” Jamala wrote on her Facebook page.  

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