Bangladeshi hip hop

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Bangladeshi hip hop is a genre of music and culture that covers a variety of styles of hip hop music developed in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi hip hop is heavily influenced by US hip hop, and started in early 2000. In recent years, local Bangladeshi hip hop artists have begun to emerge in underground scenes in large cities such as Dhaka, Comilla, Chittagong, Sylhet and Barisal. The lyrical expression of cultural identity, with lyrics addressing Bangladesh's political and social problems, make hip hop a popular and growing genre.[1][2][3][4]


Hip hop first took root in Bangladesh during the early 2000s with the introduction of American television and the distribution of hip hop music within CD shops. Online social networks such as Facebook and Myspace also played a heavy role in bringing various underground Bangladeshi rappers together in sharing their music. Early hip-hop was not led by corporate interests, but rather was largely ignored by major record companies. Now there are numerous rappers and hip-hop crews in Bangladesh as well outside the country. Bangladeshi hip hop is divided into Three regional styles: Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet.


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