Biography of rapper Husky: early years, career, best songs and music videos
Russian hip-hop - a unique phenomenon. This part of musical culture has long been hotly debated about its significance and influence on the formation of certain artistic practices. Since the 1990s, the hip-hop form for self-expression in the youth environment has become the conduit that gave young and energised people the opportunity to be creators and create new ones. genres.
Although historically, many researchers of this cultural phenomenon have noted that Russia's hip-hop - is just a frivolous copy of American rap, but in fact it turned out not to be so. Young performers who were eager to put their ideas into practice shattered this stereotype and were able to prove that hip-hop is very unique and popular. Guf, Smoky Mo, Dezl, Kasta... All these names have forever entered the history of the Russian rap scene. How are things today? Does hip-hop still remain the same inimitable phenomenon? Answers to these questions - in the article, on the example of the biography of one of the brightest hip-hop artists of the so-called "new school". It's about the Huskies, of course.
Early years and musical career
Dmitry Nikolaevich Kuznetsov, whom the whole of Russia knows under the pseudonym Husky, was born in 1993 in Irkutsk. He spent his childhood a little further east: in Ulan-Ude. Spending his early years in the Vostochny microdistrict and enjoying the provincial images and colour of Buryat culture, young Dmitry remembered his small homeland forever.
Among his first musical influences, the rapper notes the iconic Russian hip-hop group "Casta." and the metropolitan team "Multipoints.". At the age of 15, the young man makes his first attempts to compose texts that can then be read out, and a year later he leaves school and moves to . MoscowI have been studying journalism at Moscow State University, suspending my creative endeavours until better times.
"I was determined to work, to study, to earn money. True, I got to the journalism faculty reluctantly... even by accident. Honestly, I just wanted to leave home... there was nothing to do there," Husky said.
Dmitry returned to writing consciously: he was inspired by the following opposition meetings. Despite this, he doesn't think his work stands out as anything hyper:
"Everything in music now is the same, toothless - anyone like me can record something unusual, and then someone will definitely talk about it," says Dmitry.
The rapper's first studio album, "sbch life", released in 2013. Vivid lyrics on acute The themes and trends popular with young people are evident in Husky's first songs.
"Five-storey buildings stick out haphazardly
In the windows, grandmothers rock the fussy wolf cubs.
A city of quiet drunkenness and fatherlessness.
A workhouse, where happiness is common and troubles are common...", - lines from the composition "All Dogs Go to Heaven".
Four years later. Husky releases his second full-length record, which makes him an all-Russian star. His album "Favourite songs of (imaginary) people." The music videos for the singles started gaining views on YouTube.
The rapper's third album "Hoshkhonog." came out in 2020 and reflected a new turn in his work.
"I had a ready-made mishmash of tracks, essentially a series of hallucinations; It all sounded like the wreckage of several albums that I couldn't and wouldn't finish. Nevertheless, something very common was clearly present... That's how 'Hoshkhonog' turned out...," the rapper shared.
Russia's only truly intelligent and sincere rapper.....
What is the Husky phenomenon creator and innovator? Answering this question is helped by his creativitywhich is often the subject of discussion and research by various serious people.
Husky has gone from forgotten regional a young man to a man whom the whole country knows, and with whom distinguished men seek to make acquaintances. Now he is a victim massive culture, into which inevitably, like an abyss, he had managed to fall.....
Nevertheless, the Husky is loved precisely for his identity. And the genius in him is celebrated both in terms of music and lyrics, of course. Husky is definitely a poet. A poet of a new school, who is not afraid to be compared to Esenin himself and to look for many progressive things in his work. Perception of Russian rapThe popularity he doesn't really care about, it's all about creating what he likes and being himself. He doesn't care much about popularity, the main thing for him is to create what he likes and to be himself.
In an interview with GQ, the rapper talked about his "I": "Right now, everybody's fiddling with me. But I know that a year from now, nobody will care at all. This is music and this is its reality. In our media space, anything is possible, and I'm ready for anything".
... And also a brilliant poet.
Husky's poetic talent cannot be overlooked: the lines from his compositions are always very colourful и fanciful. Very dark and gloomy rap, nevertheless making you come back to it again and again as something native - This is how one might describe Dmitry Kuznetsov's poetics.
Husky has a unique imagination: he is capable of creating complex concept albums (this is especially evident in the mini-LP "Self-Portraits." with profound themes), skilfully used satire in his work ("The Seventh of October."). And of course, his image of a simple provincial guy, honest and going his own way.
"He became my favourite author a few years ago and will remain so forever...," the YouTube user confesses.
"The only Russian rapper you're not ashamed of," users on YouTube noted.