Mams Taylor’s family fled Tehran and immigrated to England in search of liberty. Today his rap-punk-rock flavored music, which he calls rUnK, revolves around the idea of rebellion and freedom from boundaries, whether they are political, religious, or cultural. As protesters and authorities clash in the streets of Tehran, Mams Taylor responds to the violence with this message: “The protest movement is about freedom. The irony of this election is that there is no democracy. They sabotaged the voting. It’s not fair and they cheated. And though Moussavi isn’t much better than Ahmadinejad, the opposition gives the youth hope. The majority of the population is 30 and younger, and they are fighting for freedom. It’s tragic that protesters have been killed and injured, but the protests have also brought people together. We are moving towards revolution. Iran is years behind other countries because they let religion govern their laws. How many times have we learned in England that the kings separated church and state? ‘Cause every time they mix, the results are disastrous. We’re learning that same lesson in Iran now. I feel so blessed to have the freedom to express myself through art and everyone else in the world should have the right to express their truths through art or otherwise.”
To learn more about Taylor, check out mamstaylor.com
, find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace. His debut album, PERSONA NON GRATA
, featuring Robbie Williams, Dave Navarro, and T-Pain, drops August 25. Check out the world wide video premiere of “GIRL GOTTA GIRLFRIEND” featuring Snoop Dogg and Bobby V. on Yahoo’s Music Channel on June 24. The single is being added to a radio station near you!