Amoc (rapper)

Mikkâl Antti Morottaja (born 1984 in Inari, Finland), known by his stage name Amoc (/ˈæmɒk/ AM-ok;[1] an acronym for Aanaar Master of the Ceremony)[2] 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.

Amoc
Amoc in Oulu, Finland (2005)
Amoc in Oulu, Finland (2005)
Background information
Birth nameMikkâl Antti Morottaja
Born1984
OriginInari, Finland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • language professor
  • film producer
InstrumentsVocals

BiographyEdit

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.[3][4] He also studied filmmaking at Inari.[2]

His father is Matti Morottaja,[3][5] a prominent author, social activist and politician in the Inari Sámi community who is focused on preserving their language and identity.

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.

He has cited Tech N9ne Jedi Mind Tricks, Eminem, Rammstein[4] and Necro as his influences.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Amok-Kaččâm (2007)[2]

SinglesEdit

  • "Šaali" (2006)
  • "Kiälláseh" (2016)
  • "Kuobârpoolvâ maŋa" (2016)
  • "Čuđeh" (2018)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "We Up: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North // Mikkal Morrotaja, aka AMOC". Retrieved 12 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  3. ^ a b Amoc is rapping the Sámi language onto the map. Embassy of Finland (Washington). 2006. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b Morottaja, Mikkâl. Vice.com - Gory Days. Vice Media. 1 January 2006. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ Jaana Laitinen. Helsingin Sanomat - Rapper uses Sámi language to express defiance. 2005. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012.

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