Piše: Zvonko Mladen
According to the program Libertum as journalist of Inmagazzin I spent two months in Slovakia working for the Express Staffing Agency. The first of the series of texts titled “Once Upon in Nitra” is a story about a famous Slovak rapper called LEVO. Working in top management of famous international companies I had the opportunity to meet many people, even the very owners. During this period of my career, I met some great people, but I never wrote or expressed my personal opinion in public about these company’s owners. If I make a recapitulation of my acquaintances, I can say that I recently met a great young man, and he is a famous Slovak rapper LEVO. I met him in very unusual circumstances, while working for the Express Staffing agency at Foxconn.
Who’s LEvo?
The LEVO is a lion, a symbol of pride and strength, he said to me during the lunch in the canteen of the Foxconn factory, and added: “I do not care about any material values I am the happiest when during the day I manage to help someone and make him happy “. For a moment, I wondered if I was in Slovakia, in the EU, in a world where today everything is valued through the money. Soon I realized about what rapper LEVO thinks, writes, talks, sings. He sings about the life that he has, as his song says – The Life as I have.
How much LEVO is popular in Slovakia proves the fact that while we walked along the Nitra streets, people were constantly greeting us. Then we met another famous Nitra’s rapper, David. The next day while LEVO, Jaroslav Mrva (team leader) and I were eating French toasts during one of the informal breaks in the warehouses of the Foxconn factory in the space reserved for the break, he told me how he likes to live in the countryside, and how in this factory there are many social topics for his texts. I have been watching him unsuccessfully trying to rectify the people who came to Slovakia from completely different social structures. One December night this year at my departure from Nitra, when he came with the girl named Mihaela to say goodbye to me, I told him that it is an impossible mission. The rest is quite obscure, but he promised that he will visit Serbia and that the audience in the region in the summer 2018 will have the opportunity to hear this great repertoire and even better man. Meanwhile, follow his You tube channel LEVO, listen carefully to those thoughts and you will feel the emotions. I promised him that I would come again to Nitra to drink tatratea tea (a Slovak drink from plants with 52% of alcohol), and that he, David, Jaroslav and I will have lunch at one of the Nitra’s restaurants with a national Slovak cuisine. I had the honor and pleasure to meet him and I proudly say “my friend LEVO”.

 

Po programu NVO Libertum kao novinar Inmagazzina proveo sam dva meseca u Slovačkoj radeći za agenciju Express Staffing. Prvi od serijala tekstova pod nazivom “Bilo jednom u Nitri” je priča o poznatom slovačkom reperu koji se zove LEvo. Radeći u top menadžmentima poznatih internacionalnih kompanija imao sam prilike da upoznam mnoge ljude, pa i same vlasnike. Za taj period karijere upoznao sam sjajne ljude, o vlasnicima tih kompanijama nikada nisam pisao niti iznosio o njima mišljenje u javnom prostoru. Ako napravim rekapitulaciju svojih poznanstava, mogu reći da sam nedavno upoznao sjajnog mladog čoveka, a on je poznati slovački reper LEvo. Upoznao sam ga u veoma neobičnim okolnostima, radeći za agenciju Express Staffing u fabrici Foxconn.
Ko je LEvo?
Levo je lav, simbol ponosa i snage, baš to mi je kazao Levo za ručkom u menzi fabrike Foxconn i dodao: “Mene Zvonko ne zanimaju nikakve materijalne vrednosti, ja sam najsrećniji kada u toku dana pomognem nekome i na taj način ga učinim srećnim.” Na trenutak sam se zapitao jesam li ja to u Slovačkoj, u EU, u svetu gde se danas sve vrednuje kroz novac. Ubrzo sam shvatio o čemu misli, piše, priča i peva reper Levo. Peva i o životu kakav ima, kako kaže i njegova pesma – Život kakav imam.
Koliko je LEvo popularan u Slovačkoj govori činjenica da dok smo šetali Nitranskim ulicama, ljudi su nam se javljali i prilazili. Tada smo sreli još jednog poznatog nitranskog repera Davida.  Sledećeg dana dok smo Levo, Jarosav Mrva (tim lider) i ja na jednoj od neformalnih pauza jeli prženice u magacinima fabrike Foxconn u prostoru namenjenom za pauzu rekao mi je kako voli da živi na selu i kako  u ovoj fabrici ima mnogo socijanih teme za njegove  tekstove. Gledao sam ga kako bezuspešno pokušava  da ispravi ljude koji su u Slovačku došli iz potpuno različitih socijalnih struktura. To je nemoguća misija rekao sam mu na odlasksu iz Nitre, jedne decembarske noći ove godine, kada je došao sa devojkom Mihaelom da se pozdravi sa mnom. Ostalo je dosta toga nejasnog, no obećao je da će doći u Srbiju i da će publika u regionu imati priliku da na leto 2018. čuje ovog sjajnog repera i još boljeg čoveka. Za to vreme pratite njegov Youtube kanal LEvo, pažljivo slušajte  te misli i osetićete emociju. Obećao sam mu da ću ponovo doći u Nitru da pijemo tatranski čaj (slovačko piće od biljaka, sa 52 % alkohola), te da ćemo on, David, Jaroslav i ja da odemo na ručak  u jedan od nitranskih restorana sa nacionalnom slovačkom kuhinjom. Imao sam čast i zadovoljstvo da ga upoznam i sa ponosom kažem my friend LEvo.

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