NEGROS TOU MORIA (GR)
Playground | Saturday, August 4th
Black Morris is the approximate translation of Negros Tou Moria which in its original Greek is an adroit play on words with Geros Tou Moria, a legendary general of the Greek revolution against the Turkish occupation – this twist on a symbol of classic ‘Greekness’ goes a great way to describing the artist’s ethos, creativity and cultural dichotomy; he is an artist that embodies 21st century inner city Athens, speaking of and to its affronted youth with his own tenacious swagger. NTM or ‘Black Morris’ is best described as one of the most up and coming Greek rappers to have emerged in recent years, with unparalleled flow, prodigious beats and music that takes its cues from Europe and the US in equal measure, backed by a modern melting pot of intensely talented young producers and artists from a diversity of ethnic backgrounds. Born by Ghanaian parents in the economically depressed Athenian district of Ambelokipi and growing up in and around the neglected Kipseli neighborhood ‘Black Morris’ made his first tentative steps in the world of Greek rap next to the legendary MC Taki Tsan and has since gone on to flesh out his unique and intuitive voice amongst the new-breed in his hometown.