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Abdurehim Heyit

May his music not be forgotten!!!!

The reification of Lady GaGa: or can a pop star who embraces commerce still buck the system?

I have no reason to do or say anything unless it comes from my soul. I work very hard. I don’t party very much. You don’t see me falling out of nightclubs and buying Range Rovers. Social justice and music are the two paramount things in my life and I can’t put it more plainly.” p.30 ES 17-5-2011 (part of a 5 page special on/by Gaga)

Gaga in the news

Gaga in the news – Guardian 13-07-2011

To what extent can you really be working primarily for social justice through music when you are THIS commercial? What are the limits of recuperation? What are the inherent censorships within the market place? Is she totally kidding herself? Or is this just the ‘progressive’ end of liberal global capitalism acting out?

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