Rapper Deniz has created an anthem for Rio, in honour of all the Hungarian Olympians and Paralympians. What do you think of it?
We are already counting down the days till the beginning of the Olympic Games in Rio the Janeiro, but we still have some time left. Some time that we can fill with interesting information about the Hungarian Olympians – for example, we can show you the video for the Hungarian anthem, written and performed by the rapper Deniz.
“A few sportsmen contacted me last year asking if I would write an anthem for their branch of sport as they think that my work is very motivating. There are similar songs to Halhatatlanok (Immortals) in Hungary. I tried to imagine myself into the place of sportsmen, this is why the lyrics is in first person singular. It’s an honour that Olympians and former champions gave their name to the song and that we shot this video together” – the Hungarian rapper said.
The video was uploaded to YouTube and the surprising thing is that most of the comments – we mean, 99 percent – is positive (you know, for us Hungarians, thinking positively about people and things is sometimes really hard). Some of the comments mention that the song is really good, others write that it has given them goosebumps, and there are some who just say: Hajrá, Magyarok! / Go Hungary.