EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Petrov read rap about Gogol

ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ: Александр Петров прочтет рэп про Гоголя
The actor has set to music a poem dedicated to Gogol .

ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ: Александр Петров прочтет рэп про Гоголя

Alexander Petrov in the series “Gogol”

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Alexander Petrov will perform a rap on the verses dedicated to the writer Nikolai Gogol. They wrote an ordinary Internet user is a 30-year-old programmer Grigory Osipov from Syktyvkar. An unusual collaboration of movie stars and physics of the province began with the fact that the poet has published his work in the Internet in the comments to the trailer of “Gogol. The beginning”, where Peter plays a major role. The poem appeared in the competition for the best text about the meaning of Gogol, who are the creators of the project spent in social networks. Two weeks in the creative competition was attended by about 4 thousand people. And as the prize, the winner won a smartphone with a unique engraving project “Gogol” on the cover. But the story is not over. Petrov decided to put the text. the music in the rap.

“Thank you for choosing me, I have no words,’ said Osipov when I found out that was the winner. — All my life listen to rap, I love the “old school”: Public Enemy, Onyx, “Caste”, Noize MC. But he decided to write something for the first time. I saw the trailer in the cinema. Came home and found him online, found out about the contest and wrote the lyrics — just a couple of days. I’m not very fond of Russian cinema, but in the case of “Goldeneye” I wonder what happens: the trailer is cool, all beautifully shot, intriguing… I was born in the small town of Pechora, graduated from Syktyvkar University, engaged in mobile applications. Another tried to write articles on computers, but I’m not too bad. And at the moment looking for a new job. So the gift from “Gogol” to me would be very helpful!”

“Film “Goldeneye” — well and with respect is made of the story told in modern language, — says Alexander Petrov. Is the language very accessible to the younger generation. If I were a schoolboy or a student, having completed this project in a movie, being not very familiar with Gogol, ran to read works by this author. I like this kind of hooliganism, but it has to be talented, justified, prepared and thoughtful. Only then it works for a wide audience…”

ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ: Александр Петров прочтет рэп про Гоголя

Alexander Petrov in the series “Gogol”

Photo: courtesy TV-3

A poem by Grigory Osipov, Alexander Petrov, which put on rap:

Of course, the REP I will not perpetuate.
He doesn’t need it, and I’m so-so rapper,
So I would say that Gogol is great.
Take at least, “the eve of Ivan Kupala”
Perhaps Baba Yaga he whispered to him,
Gogol tells us clearly:
With the evil spirit – contact is dangerous.

Further, “Mirgorod”, “Taras Bulba” and “Dikanka”
In which the author reveals our national character.
Rather the two peoples – Russian and Ukrainian,
Although they look like one.
Palette lyrics and a riot of cheerful colors
Painted Gogol stories from Russian folk tales.
Well fairy-tales, and it’s time to go
To the best work of the nineteenth century, in principle.
Dead souls, for the idea thanks to Pushkin
(He begat after another feast).
And it is not surprising, after all, Pushkin – the genius,
And Gogol got his idea for his works.
And yet, do not misunderstand me, I beg of you
The dignity of the author, I did not detract from
It is only Gogol could create such characters
Which can now be found in our lives.
The poem will always be a success, as well as otherwise,
While there is Elijah, their money and luck,
Etc., acquired by overwork,
By the way, was Dead souls, and the second volume.
Was no longer living Pushkin – poet,
He would have supported fellow by the Council:
“Use it for kindling, man, firewood
And manuscripts to burn – it’s too much!”
It was what it was – good to remember right,
Love the classics, like Gogol, guys!
Such as it will never happen again
And re-read, at least sometimes.

Alexander Petrov in the series “Gogol”

Photo: courtesy TV-3