Iranian hip hop
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|Persian Hip-Hop Music|
|Stylistic origins||Funk, spoken word, signifying, the dozens, electronic|
|Cultural origins||1991, Los Angeles, California|
|Typical instruments||Vocals – sampler – keyboards – guitar – strings – piano|
|Alternative hip hop – comedy hip hop – freestyle rap – gangsta rap – political hip hop|
|Pop rap – rap rock|
Persian hip hop (or Iranian hip hop) is a style of hip hop that emerged in the 1990s. It is credited with inspiring contemporary Iranian music.
By 2003 few political tracks had been released on the internet and the Iranian satellite channels by "Deev". Deev introduced Political hip hop to Iranian audience, with his track, "Dasta bala" (Hands up).In 2005,
Iranian rap inside Iran and outside 
The number of Iranian Hip Hop groups has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2008 it featured a documentary on IRIB called "Shock" where they heavily criticized the music for preaching satanism to kids and being the source of many social problems like criminal activity and drug use. The program however backfired when many artists such as Bahram and Yas as well as online Iranian magazines and websites released commentary defending the artists and pointing to the government as looking for a scapegoat for its own problems.
Like the other Persian Artist, Hip Hop Singers in Iran are also relying with those broadcast companies (TV, RADIO, WEBSITES) to connect with the Iranians all over the world.
Popular rap (pop rap) 
This genre is mainly driven from Iranian pop music which is locally referred to as 6/8 clave. Some of the artist working on this type of rap music include Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh, Nima Nimosh, Amir Tataloo, Saeed Kermani. Further more, the first time a Platnum Major Label American Rapper collaborated with a Persian one was in late 2011 when Fabo Featured on a song with Moe Rock.
Popular Album (Iranian HipHop) 
Hichkas - Jangal Asfalt
Reza Pishro - Jahanam Saket - Aghaz Injast - Doran Talayi
Ho3ein & Sadegh (Kaqaz Records) - Shaba,rade pa,tanhayi
Erfan - Az Khane Ta Goor - Hameshegi
Bahram - 24 Saat - Sokot
Sadegh (Kaqaz Records) - Sobh Bekheir Iran
Mohammad Bibak - Sar Omad Zamestan
Mahdar - Sarzamin Madari - Khab Dar Bidari - Oboor Az Meh
Amir Tataloo - Zir Ham Kaf
Ali Qaf - Zir O Bam Zir Zamin
Ali Sorena - Marde Tanha
Emziper - Gorbeh Mordeh
Salomeh - Hastam Rasman
Shahin Najafi - Hich Hich Hich , Sale Khon
Sina Taham - Taranehaye Bazargani - Behtarin Rah Mordan
Zed Bazi - Zakhar Nameh
Social rap 
Ethical and social rap is one of the main genres within rap music in Iran. This style of rap is also more accepted by the Iranian authorities as it usually does not include political messages. For example, after the release of a scandalous private sex tape of an Iranian actress (Zahra Amir Ebrahimi) that was taped without her knowledge, Yas recorded the song "CD Ro Beshkan" (Break the CD). In the song he discussed the incident and ask the population why there was such high interest in the demise of another person.
Other important ones to mention is Hichkas, Shahin Najafi, Bahram Nouraei, Foad Manshadi, Mohammad Bibak, Reza Pishro, Yas, Mahdar, Erfan, Ali Sorena, Hosien Eblis and the first female rapper in Iran, Salome MC.
- Deev Website
- "44 Shock, A Social Phenomenal?". Freemuse: freedom of musical expression. Zirzamin. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
- "Iran arrests 12 accused of promoting satanism". Reuters: The News agency (Fredrik Dahl). 10 November 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- Clips submissions for TV, Radio and Websites Broadcast
- Harrison, Frances (18 November 2007). "BBC:Iran's self-styled rapping aristocrat". BBC/Network Liberty. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Upcoming: Moe Rock’s Collaboration with Fabo of D4L". Nabz Entertainment. 24 November 2011.
- "CNN: Persian Rap & Yas". CNN/Network Liberty. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Iranian female rapper". BBC/Network Liberty. 18 November 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
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- Chopra, Anuj (18 November 2007). "Irans illegal rappers want cultural revolution". British newspaper (London). Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- http://www.pmc.tv (One of the leading TV, Radio and Online Music Channel that helps Persian Hip Hop Singers promote their songs)