Today 36-year-old rapper Oksimiron (real name – Miron Fedorov. – Ed.) Presented his new album titled “miXXXtape III: Time of Troubles”. This is the musician's first disc in the past six years. It includes 36 tracks, but most are remixes of old compositions.
The track “Who Killed Mark?” In it, Oksimiron talked about his long-standing conflict with rapper Roma Zhigan (real name – Roman Chumakov. – Ed.).
10 years ago Zhigan and his friends broke into Miron's apartment, where he was with his friend, rapper Shokk (real name – Dmitry Hinter. – Ed.). Threatening them with weapons, Zhigan and company, filming all this on camera, forced Oksimiron and Shokk to kneel down and apologize for the insults (at concerts Oksimiron often ridiculed Zhigan), after which Zhigan slapped both of them.
Oksimiron and Roma Zhigan
A fragment of the video slapping Shokku was leaked. For many years, Miron, fearing that the release of the video would damage his reputation, was silent about the conflict and, probably, due to the possible blackmail of Zhigan, even pretended friendship with him and collaborated (in 2019, Oksimiron starred in Zhigan's film “BEEF: Russian Hip hop “). Although the views and life principles of the two rappers are completely different: while Oksimiron supports the opposition, Zhigan stands for the current government.
Many rappers condemned Oksimiron, and Shokk completely stopped communicating with him and called him a coward. After 10 years, Oksimiron finally spoke frankly about the conflict with Zhigan. In the track, he made it clear that his friendship with Zhigan was a show, since he had compromising evidence on him and he was afraid that Zhigan would publish it.
For as long as I can remember, I have trembled over my reputation. But to become freer, you need not be afraid to crap. I so hated to be on my knees for ten seconds that I ended up on them for ten years,
– he reads in the song.
In the video, he even showed the very fragment in which Zhigan punches him in the face.