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Failed STATE JUKEBOX: Hi-Rez & Jimmy Levy: "Welcome To The Revolution"

What are you listenin' to, sheeple?
Jimmy Levy (left) and Hi-Rez

Jimmy Levy (left) and Hi-Rez

At the risk of inflating their streaming numbers, Failed State Jukebox brings you some of the most audacious (and absurd) examples of far-right, populist, and dystopian pop music.

I don't know how long ago Hi-Rez went from more mainstream "conscious" lyrics to rapping far-right talking points, but the move seems to be sincere. From the autotuned refrain of "we will not comply" to lyrics borrowed lifted from antimasker protest signs, this song is a shining example of the pitfalls of social media:

...they don't even want you researching
or asking questions
we all being tested
shut your mouth and comply
that's the message

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From here the song goes on to mention social engineering via psychiatric medications and the Nuremberg defense ("even Nazis say / they were doin' what they told"). While Hi-Rez believes what he's saying, he also understands a thing or two about liability. Hence, the disclaimer on the video's YouTube page:

The views, information, opinions and/or activities expressed in this video are solely those of the individuals appearing in the video, and do not necessarily reflect or represent those of Hi-Rez LLC, or its producers, officers, agents, and employees. The video is strictly journalism, and all of the content contained in the video are filmed for historical documentation purposes. The video is not meant to promote one side of an idea or another. The video is objectively documenting history, and is only filming individuals in their natural setting. None of the footage has been altered to enforce any particular narrative. Hi-Rez LLC has not verified, and is not responsible for, the accuracy of any information contained within the video. Hi-Rez LLC assumes no liability for any views, information, opinions and/or activities contained within the video.

With that legalese in mind, you can see (and hear) what he's talking about below: