Venezuela Violence: UK/Iraqi Rapper Lowkey Interviews Venezuelan Community Activist Joel Linares.
“What we’re seeing is the worst mass media campaign against Venezuela that we’ve seen since the attempted coup of 2002.
The real reason for these protests is a desire for power by a minority and extreme group that want to ignore the democratic process.
The Bolivarian government of Chavez now Maduro has won 18 out of 19 elections since 1998. If these people want to run the country they have to convince the majority of the public to vote for them.
Their strategy is to turn international public opinion against our government to lay the groundwork for foreign intervention.
We need the media to tell the truth now, not in 30 years where we find out the coup was backed by the CIA!”
Lowkey performs in Bristol, 21 September 2009
|Birth name||Kareem Dennis|
|Born||23 May 1986
|Genres||Grime, Hip hop, Political hip hop|
|Occupations||Political activist, Musician|
|Years active||2003–2012 Hiatus|
SO Empire Recordings
Black the Ripper
Kareem Dennis (born 23 May 1986) is an English musician and political activist of English and Iraqi descent, better known by his stage name Lowkey. He first became known through a series of mixtapes he released before he was 18, before taking a hiatus from the music business. He would return in 2008 with wider music coverage, featured on BBC Radio and appearing at various festivals and concerts including the Electric Proms, Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen in the build up to his first solo album Dear Listener, as well as collaborating with other famous English musicians to form a supergroup. Though his mainstream support gradually declined due to his outspoken political views, his career continued to go from strength to strength as a solo independent artist, touring in countries all over the world including Lebanon, Australia, Greece, Venezuela, the United States, the West Bank in the Palestinian territories, Italy and many more. He released his second solo album Soundtrack to the Struggle independently on 16 October 2011.