The relationship between gang crime and gangster rap has been intensely debated in the media since the murder of rapper Nils Grönberg, known under the artist name Einár, last week.

In an interview with Göteborgs-Posten, Tobias Andersson, the Sweden Democrats' newly elected legal policy spokesperson, says that the party wants to investigate a ban on gangster rap on Swedish radio.

Gangster rap and crime

"I think in principle that music should not be banned, but one can question the reasonableness of part of the public sector, in the form of public service, lifting up, praising and offering a platform to these actors," he tells GP.

That there is a connection between gangster rap and gang crime is obvious according to the Sweden Democrats, and the party wants the government to commission Crime Prevention to analyze the gangster rap's significance for recruitment in the gang environment.

The text is updated.