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Ai Weiwei releases heavy metal music video

Chinese dissident and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei has released the music video for "Dumbass," his heavy metal tune from debut exploratory album, "Divine Comedy". The album is a cathartic response to his mysterious 81-day detention in 2011. Of the album, he told the Guardian: "Music is a kind of self-therapy and at the same time helps the public to see. Even conditions like these can still turn into a positive effort."

The New York Times explains the video and lyrics, whose translations are too vulgar for reprinting in the newspaper:

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