THE impending first release on the Occupy movement’s record label may feature a short burst of rapping, experts have warned.
Protest songs with rapping in them were thought to have become extinct in the late 90s after a wave of tetanus killed most of the performers at an ‘anarchist fayre’ in Somerset.
However the Occupy movement’s anti-capitalist sentiment, large European fan base and interesting hats have triggered concern that the newly-founded ‘Occupation Records’ may be a vehicle for songs combining guitars and spoken rhymes.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “The 90s crusty scene produced 418 out-of-context raps, 418 of which were shit and 417 of which rhymed ‘your wealth’ with ‘bad for my health’.
“History has taught us that the only thing that can be ‘fused’ with rap, and not result in something woeful, is some other rap.
“The prospect of Occupy ‘fusing’ more traditional protest genres of folk and punk with hip hop, as a means of embodying some sort of ‘global melting pot of ideas’, is a clear and present danger.
“Should a fresh incidence of songs-with-raps-in occur, it could transport culture back to the dark age of shirtless men shouting about how television drains your brain, on Channel 4 on Friday night.
“Live bands will be forced to re-recruit their token DJ, assuming he hasn’t since died of a heroin overdose, so that they can repeatedly touch a record while staring.”
An Occupy spokesperson said: “Professor Brubaker’s comment on our forthcoming musical output are arrogant, presumptuous and entirely speculative.
“In short, he’s a just another drone, living in a war zone, while the governments makes its clones and the people gnaw on bones.
“Uh, yeah, uh.”