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Mikkâl Antti Morottaja (born 1984 in Inari, Finland), known by his stage name Amoc (// AM-ok; an acronym for Aanaar Master of the Ceremony) is a Sámi musician. He is noted for rapping in the severely threatened language of Inari Sámi. He was named as Finland's Young European of 2007.
|Birth name||Mikkâl Antti Morottaja|
Amoc is of ethnic Finnish as well as Sámi descent. In addition to rapping in Inari Sámi, Amoc has also taught the language at various times at schools in Inari. He also studied filmmaking at Inari.
Style and influencesEdit
Besides his language, Amoc also distinguishes himself from most Finnish rappers by rapping with raw and provocative lyrics and using shock value. Many of his songs are made in storytelling style with lyrics focusing on horror, death, murder, monsters, Sami mythology and fantasy.
- Amok-Kaččâm (2007)
- "Šaali" (2006)
- "Kiälláseh" (2016)
- "Kuobârpoolvâ maŋa" (2016)
- "Čuđeh" (2018)
- "We Up: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North // Mikkal Morrotaja, aka AMOC". Retrieved 12 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Blomqvist Tatu; Halkiluoma Maria. Translated by Mervi Hämäläinen. Festival News - Rapping in the Inari Sámi language. 9 March 2007. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015.
- Amoc is rapping the Sámi language onto the map. Embassy of Finland (Washington). 2006. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
- Morottaja, Mikkâl. Vice.com - Gory Days. Vice Media. 1 January 2006. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- Jaana Laitinen. Helsingin Sanomat - Rapper uses Sámi language to express defiance. 2005. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012.