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    Тимати - Лучший Друг

    This video has only been up for a bit over a month and it has about 6.5 million views. There are far more thumbs down than thumbs up. The video appears to be praising President Putin, but I can't tell if it's sincere praise or sarcasm. Would the typical person in Russia perceive this song to be in support of Putin or not? Also would it be seen as propaganda within Russia?
    The word Триколор (capitalized) appears in the song. I assume this is a reference to the Russian flag. Am I right?
    The lyrics are here:
    http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/%D0%A2%...80%D1%83%D0%B3
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    The word Триколор (capitalized) appears in the song. I assume this is a reference to the Russian flag. Am I right?
    Yes.

    Hahaha... This is not easy thing.
    First of all Timati has... controvesal popularity. I think it is similar to popularity of Justin Bieber for example. So there are lot of haters of him.
    I do not know what Timati has in his head on his own. But this video obviously is too... "servile" in many ways.
    It has strong "trolling effect".
    For example I "thumb it up", for the glory of trolling. But the song itself is a good way to torture my ears.

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    A word of advice, don't take anything even remotely related to Timati seriously. As Alex80 said he's a very controversial figure, up to the point of being a bafoon (for lack of a better word that's not gonna be censored).
    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    Yes.

    Hahaha... This is not easy thing.
    First of all Timati has... controvesal popularity. I think it is similar to popularity of Justin Bieber for example. So there are lot of haters of him.
    I do not know what Timati has in his head on his own. But this video obviously is too... "servile" in many ways.
    It has strong "trolling effect".
    For example I "thumb it up", for the glory of trolling. But the song itself is a good way to torture my ears.
    I wonder if Eminem would be a better comparison. After all, Justin Biebers fans are mostly nine-year-old girls. I get the impression that Timati appeals to a slightly different demographic, but I could be wrong.

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    Here are a couple interesting videos. These are two versions of more or less the same song. The first is Рекорд Оркестр - Лада седан and the second is
    same song as a collaboration between Record Orchestra and Timati. I prefer the first, but the first video has 5 million views whereas the second has 37 million views. It appears that while Record Orchestra is popular, that Timati is extremely popular.

    https://youtu.be/6lyc5nDzyJw

    https://youtu.be/TP5Br2WUBNs

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobert View Post
    It appears that while Record Orchestra is popular, that Timati is extremely popular
    I didn't even know "Record Orchestra" until this (first) viral video.
    It's viral video. This song "Лада седан, баклажан" is humorous, sarcastic and fun. It makes fun of stereotypes about russian automobile industry on the one side and "caucasus nations" habits from the other side.
    Timati made it completely wrong... I don't even... Such a mess... Why his version doesn't contain main ideas of original? Why is it serious?? I cannot understand why his version has more views. Maybe because of his name is well-known and because he put all 3 words in title of video "Лада седан баклажан" - it's complete catch-phrase of first video, which is labelled only by 2 first words.
    I am shocked.

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