Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi has gone into hiding after being denounced as a heretic by religious scholars. He now lives in a secret location in Germany.
With heavy censorship and no copyright laws, being a musician in Iran is a thankless job. But that doesn't mean there isn't a thriving scene - even if it can spell serious danger for performers.
From Monty Python to Madonna, religious beliefs of all kinds have always been an appealing targets for artists. Blasphemy is inextricably linked to the history of art. And blasphemy sells.
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