Rap scene of A Killing Jolts Sweden

Einar, the Swedish rapper who in recent years has become one of the country’s most prominent hip-hop acts and major pop figures, was shot dead in October. last year. The case is still unresolved.

Crime shines about the intersection between the Swedish rap industry and gangs, about the growing gun violence in Sweden, and the government’s neglect of marginalized communities and neighborhoods.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation talks about the ripple effect of Einar’s murder, the rise of hip-hop in Sweden, and how the past three years have completely changed the country’s rap scene.


  • Joe Coscarelli, pop reporter for The New York Times

  • Petter Hallen, a journalist and veteran rap DJ, presenter on Swedish public service radio station P3 Din Gata

  • Alex Marshall, European culture correspondent for The New York Times

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