It’s not just a derisive expression anymore, as CNN reports.
Police in Tehran have arrested several members of underground Iranian rap groups, the semi-offical ILNA news agency reported.
Tehran Police Chief Hussain Sajedinia told ILNA that several young boys and girls were discovered using vacant homes to record and videotape illegal rap music for various websites and satellite networks.
Police raided the homes, arrested the young musicians and confiscated “western style musical instruments” and several bottles of liquor, according to ILNA.
The report did not specify when the raids took place, how many rappers were arrested, or how old they were.
“These groups use the most trashy, juvenile and street-like words and phrases that have no place in proper grammar,” the police chief told ILNA. “More importantly, they have no regard for the law, principles, proper behavior and language.”