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Beware Hip Hop Is Evil Don't Be A Victim?

hey people's i just want to ask your opinions about this, someone just told me that i should stop listening to rap music and not be a fan because all races both black and white people are now totally sucked into r n b which involves violence, molest and vanity , that i can klisten to inspirational hip hop like some r n b such as beyonce's track about love and women's power but not be a big time big fan of rappers like repping 50cent, game jarule and others, please am i being brainwashed here because i'm loosing it and scared. i'm not normally a moderate christian. please should i just stop being ridiculous?. these are the proof he said to me

* jay-z calls himself God and J-hovah and he wants to murder jesus

* satan is a musician and wants to earn every body by making cool music that everybody can't resist which will contradict God's want

* all the lyrics carry negative energy and fan's get's killed everyday

* hip hop churches in america is now growing

* predictions is that african americans, nigerians and other black nations will one day be like americans and the whole world will be influenced with hip hop and everywhere will be like LA and serious crime will be everywhere.

what i'm basically concerened about is that he said i can't serve God and be a hip hop fan at the same time. is it really true or jealous haters are just compacting nonsense together. i just want to be a God's child and have nothing as idol , help

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Hiphop is not bad. What You should be considering in any music you are listening to is the lyrics.

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Rapsody u hav written and don well to clear the gentlmans mind on the issue. i only wish he would take the time to do the research and study which yu have recommended.

tne problem is, Nigerians dont read. they just sit by the radio or TV and gulp what ever trash is stuffed down there throats.

like i,m sure yu know but only forgot to tell this guy that HIP HOP is NOT MUSIC. it is a CULTURE which expresses itself thru a miriad of elements, 9 of which are BASIC. one of these 9 is RAPPIN which is unanimously construed as HIP HOP music [when yu add the producers music or the DJays MIX to it.

Rapsody it was also cool of yu to refer him to those links and sites.

let me also recommend 2 facebook pages or walls that wud give this brothe the understanding he so desperately seeks; 1] The HIP HOP School 2] CORRICULAR REGULATION: TH2S

the wall kingdom maclord wud help too.

my nairaland account i can describe as indispensable to those who must appreciate HIP HOP fully just com to this site and type ; kingofhiphop101

in closing, i,ll leave us with the words of the blast master KRS ONE:

RAP IS SOMETHING YU DO> HIP HOP IS SOMETHING YU LIVE!!!

in the name of my GOD JESUS the CHRIST i say .. ..; SALLAAM.

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Hip hop is nothing but a type of musi. It is never evil. GUY ARE YOU A KID THAT SOMEONE AN JUST BRAINWASH YOU LIKE THAT

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Aleister Crowley. Isn't he just a character from the Supernatural series? HABA! What length wouldn't fanatics go?

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americans give you the so-called satanic music.

And its the same americans that tell you that the music is evil.

Wetin we go hear next?

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Whiteroses you said it all yourself- Jealous haters are compacting nonsense! You don't know how very tasking it is for one to just simply 'enjoy thyself'. So why won't they envy you? Religious fanatics are bored to death waiting for the legendary 'apocalypse' to come & so they go digging for it themselves. From playing songs backwards (don't even know how this works) to reading lyrics upside down and so many more weird things that even sound occultic to the ears. Okay, we may stumble across 'evil' lyrics once in a while, but does that make us renege against GOD or JESUS? Even Jesus met with the devil himself but that didn't make his Father disown Him. I advice you enjoy this life the BEST way you think fit in God's sight, cos we all have got just a shot.

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wuts the diff btwn listening to dem songs and lying? all na sin to God abi?

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@babaearly and steve49ja, thanks for posting these!

wow! i'm surprised there r quite a few naijas like u that clearly pay attention to what's going on globally. . .don't worry u'll still be labeld conspiracy theorists even when you present factual evidence .

and might i add what all these r n b, hip hop artists that have basically sold their souls to the devil illluminati have in commmon. . . MEGA SUCCESS!

go figure!  oh btw, tupac and MJ's deaths also had a thing in common. . .unsolved murder case.

coincidences? i don't gnikcuf think so!

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if thats ur point, then thats cliche abeg!!!!

is it only hip hop artistes that av lyrics that go against the bible?

almost everytn happening in life is against the doctrines of the bible!!!

if that s y hiphop is evil, then u av no point

tell me something else abeg!!

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Which theory do you need, Cant you hear what 95% of the rappers rap about? Go and read ur Bible and tell me what it says about such things

People should stop evading and start taking responsibility for what they listen to

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I love HipHop and it is the love of my life. Hiphop is a culture and a movement : three intergral parts being djing, b-boying and graffiti.  Check out KRS one and Marley Marl's HipHop Lives - speaks my thoughts succintly

Hip and Hop is more than music

Hip is the knowledge

Hop is the movement

Hip and Hop is intelligent movement

Her. Infinite. Power. Helping. Oppressed. People (Hiphop).

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Nasir Jones for life.

Tupac rest in perfect peace.

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We are still on this topic?!

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hiphop isnt evil in it self. i use to listen to jz and 50cent bout once i got save i stop. it wasnt godly inspired. you have to becareful what you let in to gods temple. now to to say hip hop is evil is a lie and theres no bible for that. the devil dont create periode. he came to steal kill and distroy. yea the devil uses music for his evil will. just like god uses music for his will too. i dont get it when people say hiphop is evil,as if the devil created hip hop. no peoples motives are evil and wghat they put in the song there lyrical content could be against god. but noone could say the genre hiphop is evil periode.

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if hip hop is evil then Kirk franklin is, what, don't you know the difference between a genre and the lyrics of some particular artists.

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Interesting topic. Three years old but its really relevant especially with Jay-Z and his ''empire state of mind'' saying all sorts of nonsense. I made a decision to stop listening to that jackass and his protege kanye. Check out ''empire'' lyrics with special emphasis on the words in bold:

Yeah

Yeah I'm out that Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca

Right next to Deniro, but I'll be hood forever

I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here

I can make it anywhere, yeah they love me everywhere

I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicano's

Right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald's

Took it to my stashbox, 560 State Strett

Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries

Cruisin' down 8th Street, off white Lexus

Drivin' so slow, but BK is from Texas

Me, I'm out that Bed-Stuy, home of that boy Biggie

Now I live on billboard and I brought my boys with me

Say whatup to Ty-Ty, still sippin' mai tai's

Sittin' courtside, Knicks & Nets give me high five

Nigga I be Spike'd out, I could trip a referee

Tell by my attitude that I'm most definitely from,

New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothin' you can't do

Now you're in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Let's hear it for New York, New York,

New York

Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game

poo, I made the Yankee hat more famous then a Yankee can

You should know I bleed blue, but I ain't a Crip though

But I got a gang of Niggas walkin' with my clique though

Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we sellin' rock

Africa Bambata poo, home of the hip-hop

Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back

For foreigners it ain't for they act like they forgot how to act

Eight million stories, out there in it Unclad

City is a pity, half of y'all won't make it

Me, I got a plug, Special Ed "I Got It Made"

If Jesus payin' Lebron, I'm payin' Dwayne Wade

Three dice cee-lo, three card molly

Labour Day Parade, rest in peace Bob Marley

Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade

Long live the Kingdome, I'm from the Empire St. that's

New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothin' you can't do

Now you're in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Let's hear it for New York, New York,

New York

Lights is blinding, girls need blinders

So they can step out of bounds quick

The sidelines is, lined with casualties, who sip to life casually

Then gradually become worse, don't bite the apple leaf

Caught up in the in-crowd, now you're in style

End of the winter gets cold, en vogue, with your skin out

City of sin, it's a pity on the wind

Good girls gone bad, the city's filled with them

Mommy took a bus trip, now she got her bust out

Everybody ride her, just like a bus route

Hail Mary to the city, you're a virgin

And Jesus can't save you, life starts when the church end

Came here for school, graduated to the high life

Ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight

MDMA got you feelin' like a champion

The city never sleeps, better slip you an Ambien

New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothin' you can't do

Now you're in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Let's hear it for New York, New York,

New York

One hand in the air for the big city

Streetlights, big dreams, all lookin' pretty

No place in the world that could compare

Put your lighters in the air

Everybody say "Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, Yeah"

New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothin' you can't do

Now you're in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Let's hear it for New York, New York,

New York

To hell with all the talk about metaphors and dual meaning and all that ,rap has become universally accepted and a powerful weapon. If you ask me it isnt evil in itself but its been corrupted. Anyone wondered why only songs about sex,bling, guns and bragging (vanity) are the only ones selling

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if u say this music is bad the other is evil u will end up listenin 2 none

life itself is,

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""if u wana close ya eyez cuz the badman is around the corner

u might miss seein the good one"

evry aspect of life or lemme say music has got a -ve side,so live

with it.choose the good one

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The mainland African must seriously understand this; You will not see conscious rap music from the west on African TV screens. We question the mentality of the African media machine to allow these videos on to our screens. Do they actually believe that sex / gangster rap videos from the US are going to stimulate positive change in urban Africa? You see, if western reasoning is regarded as GOOD by default then the African mind can be guided in any direction by those who authorise western ethics. Urban Africa should know that there are millions of conscious Africans in the US and Europe who oppose the current form of Rap and R&B music given to the world as NORMAL by the MTV / BET / pay per view machine. We are very keen to have people from the continent of Africa be introduced to this information. Many people may be offended by the information but if you truly respect nature and science, you will understand.

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;DHip Hop is Truth, Rock is evil ok @poster you are very silly and you need to Apologise

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For those that said jz called himself God by claming he's JAY HOVA (not jehova). i.e God/King/Leader of Music

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If hip hop's evil then, hell awaits us

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Music is not evil. What is in people's hearts when they write it and the effects of those who are impressionable can be good or evil and it doesn't matter if we're talking about Rap, RnB, Rock n Roll, Heavy Metal, Country, whatever.

Evil minds, create evil music regardless of genre.

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hip hop is not evil, is we dat are evil, listen to kirk franklin doesnt mean u will make 2 haven and going to church evryday doest mean u will make it 2 haven.

jay z, game, 50 cent etc are all gangsters, so, wat d fuzz.

note: Bleep JAY-Z

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you just tell the guy that our heavenly father make the best music ever. secondly, everyone has the right to choose which tread or genre of music to appreciate which is what i call excercising your free will.

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Notn sha do my naija hiphop artistes,so notn do me!

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NB

accordin 2 dat tape, d originators(KRS1, kool herc and d 3rd guy) were NOT tryna bring a type of music, they were tryna impose a belief dat contradicts the beief in God. this was backed up by a KRS1 interview.

get that tape now!

download it or ask ur friends

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Truly i say onto y'all, theres this tape in 4 parts - The truth about hiphop, by exministeries (exministeries,com) where proofs, both soft and hard, were given about hiphop from d lifestyle to d music lyrics, 1 wich is playin a jayZ song backwards and hearin jayZ say som words, words i cant say wit my lips, better yet type. visit dat syte and search 4 those video tapes on google to hear and see about bone thugs, jarule, etc. (his criticism is not even just about foul lyrics and behaviour, its spiritual, i hadnt beet cracked up like this b4).

im disappointd in jayZ 4 wot i heard tho

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am sorry yall but i think i have to resurrect this topic by posting in it , anoda interesting thread

@eldee

abi i lie ?

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Thank you for enlightening us man

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Finally,i would like to add that we,the holyhiphoppers,know what is wrong with our culture and it is not the music.It's much deeper than that.As long as the hiphop community refuses to accept God as the 5th element of hiphop and give him control over their lives,the devil will continue to pervert the culture they were once so proud of.Hiphop is from God but has decided to play the prodigal son.That's why God called us(holyhiphoppers) to show the rest of the hiphop community what the music was originally intended for: To glorify God!

Check out the following links to prove my point:

http://www.crossmovement.com

http://www.theambassadoronline.com

wikipedia's history of Hip hop

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Fourthly, i agree that hiphop in recent times has shown negative propensities such as the use of sexually explicit lyrics and violent images.However,this is not peculiar to hiphop music alone.Other forms of music: opera,rock,blues,funk,techno,reggae,disco,alternative,bluegrass,soul,e.t.c) also have their corrupted versions.Why blame it on the game when the foul was from the player? The devil has no power over music but the musician who is controlled by greed,lust and pride may allow himself to be used by satan to corrupt the music.There4,the attack should be directed at the artistes not the music.

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Fourthly, i agree that hiphop in recent times has shown negative propensities such as the use of sexually explicit lyrics and violent images.However,this is not peculiar to hiphop music alone.Other forms of music: opera,rock,blues,funk,techno,reggae,disco,alternative,bluegrass,soul,e.t.c) also have their corrupted versions.Why blame it on the game when the foul was from the player? The devil has no power over music but the musician who is controlled by greed,lust and pride may allow himself to be used by satan to corrupt the music.There4,the attack should be directed at the artistes not the music.

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Thirdly,hiphop was not created by any body.Hiphop was an idea that a Jamaican Dj Kool Herc stumbled upon while experimenting on his reggae dub tapes.It later evolved to become a distinct artform with people like Afrikaa Bambaataa joining the bandwagon.Being only human,they tried to define this divinely inspired concept called hiphop according to their own beliefs,not neccessarily what God actually intended it to be.Only KRS One came close to the original intendment of hiphop.

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Secondly,hiphop is like currency.It is totally neutral.It can be used either good or evil.Just like uranium can be used for technology or used to build an atomic bomb! It all depends on the user. Some fault hiphop based on its origin,but do u know football started in the brazillian plantations where slavemasters would team up and kick the head of a troublesome slave they just captured and killed? Yet,same soccer is a uniting factor all over the world,inspite of hooliganism and violence being committed by some of its fans!

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"ignorance is bad but a little knowledge misunderstood is poison.Physical poison may kill ur body but mental poison kills ur soul"

I think its about time,i addressed this much touted issue once and for all.And for the record,iam a born-again christian who has expression,there4 i have a legitimate right 2 deal with the controversy.

Firstly, music is God and God is music.God made it,it was God that fused it.The devil never made anything,he only kills,steals and destroys.When l lucifer fell,he lost his power over music and all he's capable of doing is to pervert d God-given talents of men whom God gave the ability to make music.Satan only twists what God has already made,not create his own.He does not have creative powers.People whom God has given this natural ability only choose to allow the devil use them to destroy the beauty of what God has given to them.

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Believe it or not, its all true, theres alot more on the videos he has, I watched some last night. Russel Simmons praises the goddess Kali, I think it is, and she like rules over these guys who would come into houses or w/e and kill everyone that was worshipping some god or something like that, and they would steal all their jewelry, and then they'd leave so they would hide all the jewels on their body and stuff them in their mouth and theres a picture of one of those guys, who they started calling "thugs", and so now you have the modern day version of grills. It surprised me how much evil stuff is in some of the lyrics. And this pastor is black and was saying, "Brothers don't like that heavy metal and the devil and stuff", and that is true, and then he was saying, "How are they putting this stuff in rap and people listening to it". He's not generally talking about the rappers who talk about killing, molest, etc, not thats good, but he is mainly focusing on the religion aspect and what the rappers rap about as far as religion, which you may not think they do very often, but they do it soooo much. Look up the 5% religion, alot of rappers believe in that.

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This is ridiculous!

Just like someone was actually asking in another thread whether hair extensions and weaves were made in a so-called marine factory. Heaven knows whats coming next!

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Dont know what to say on this

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I'm a big fan of hiphop and have always been, I'm not going to stop listening probably for awhile, but about it being evil is all true. Go to youtube and type in ex ministries, i think thats what it is. Anyways, it's pretty interesting and the guy talks about the devil, and how he has been using music to "recruit" followers, since the day he was kicked out of hell. You see, if you read the bible, it says that God created "musical instruments" in the devil to allow him to use music. Little did he know he was going to use it for evil. Yeah, it seem far fetched, and if you're one that doesn't believe in the bible, then don't read this and don't reply to this because you all say the same thing, "bible isn't real, some guy just wrote it, blah blah blah", I'm not gonna listen to it and nothing you say will change my mind. Anyways, back to the subject at hand, the devil has been using his music forever. I'm not saying all music is evil by the way. But it started with Elvis, like how he pops his collar, ? He studied about wizards, and this one wizard had sideburns and would do a similar thing to "popping the collar" with whatever wardrobe he was wearing. And even some of Elvis' band members have said that Elvis did some things that weren't normal. And now look, they have churches that worship Elvis, on his birthday people go to Graceland and worship him. The devil made his way up the ladder to heavy metal. Crazy heavy metal bands cutting themselves and bleeding in concerts, 666 sprawled over everything they did, but the devil got smart. People eventually began to look at heavy metal and figured out it was bleeped up, so the devil wasn't very pleased. Then he made his way to hip-hop. Hip-hop was first invented by Afrika Bombota or something weird like that. He studied it, and it's a bunch of weird stuff I can't even remember, something about Pharaohs and stuff. Well music and subliminal messages work like this. Your left part of your brain is like a door, well with music and other subliminal messages, the door is left open and that stuff goes right in without stopping, to the right part of your brain. Hip-hop has good beats, so that's how it works it way in. So, let's give some examples. Jay-Z comes himself "Hova the God", take Ja from Jay, you get Jahova the god, e and yes, in one of his songs, if you play it backwards Jay-Z can be heard saying, "murder jesus" and "666", another one is Ja Rule, who has two crosses on his back, and that has something to do with it, I can't remember everything from the video but watch it. Other people include Alisha Keyes, Indi Arie, Bone Thugs, Snoop Dogg, was actually shot in Long Beach, and in the hospital bed, he said a crow flew in, turned into Jesus, and stood before him with his arms out, and then turned into Satan and told Snoop he would make him famous, rich, etc if he sold his soul, thats not made up, Snoop Dogg actually has a book that he wrote about that, list goes on, and I could go on, like about the word "thug", and what thugs really where, but watch the video. Yes, I'm a Christian, yes I listen to hip-hop, no I'm not evil. I'm not trying to be push my religion on anyone, as I know how irritating it can be, but whether or not if I was a Christian, this stuff is interesting. Heres a clip from that pastor,

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seperate the violent lyrics and u will find hip hop just another brand of music.

The original founders of hip hop had other intentions apart from spewing out hate, violence and drugs

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hip hop is a brand of music.

what you say in your lyrics is what determines if its bad or good.

what of all those hip hop christian songs?

abeg go relax

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Considering the fact that most of our actions as humans are a reaction to external and environmental factors you'll understand that music which is food for the soul affects our lives to an extent. So what I'll say is be objective in your assessment of music you listen to. For one you don't have to accept the ideas that every music artiste projects since that is their character and if you can't do that seal your mind up. One last thing, Music is a GOOD thing. Don't be deceived.

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You can say that again!

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Say goodbye to the brainwashed

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I aint sayin listen Im sayin watch what u listen dont listen to to bad of stuff but if u dont wanna listen to any bad rap listen to a gospel artist Like T-Bone. He is the sykest gospel artist ever even close to one of the best rappers ever

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So basically this is a conspiracy to destroy the world through hip hop music. . .

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am a big fan of hip hop all day everyday nd 50 cent

talks about molest it doenst move me in anyway To Molest someone and if jay z calls him slef jhovah (which i have never heard of) i know hu d real jehovah is its all up to ur level of spirituality if u are a person hu get easily influenced by that kind of music then stop listening to them,

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what it do slim? holla @ ur bwoy on yim, my id on there is keepingit_gangstar or u cud gimme ur's

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