Iranian hip hop
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|Persian Hip-Hop Music|
|Stylistic origins||Funk, spoken word, signifying, the dozens, electronic|
|Cultural origins||90's, Tehran, Iran|
|Typical instruments||Vocals – sampler – keyboards – guitar – strings – piano|
|Pop rap – rap rock|
Persian hip hop (or Iranian hip hop) is a style of hip hop that emerged in the 1990s. It is influenced by western hip-hop music but It is credited with inspiring contemporary Iranian music. Iranian hip-hop originated from Tehran, the capital city of Iran. Many of official and underground artists and a few producers are active in this genre of music.
A 30-second preview of Erfan's "Nemitooni Band Koni Paamo Be Zamin".
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Due to the complicated nature of making music Iran, there are no reliable reliable public sources that provide facts about the country's premier artists, the originating artist(s) or group(s) for given genre, their songs or points of view. There are a few of known independent active artists from that era in Tehran.
By the end the post-Iran-Iraq War Era (1990s decade) and with the arrival of computers and soft-synths, the first groups of Iranaians to create Persian language hip hop in Iran stated to create Western inspired music.[disambiguation needed]. First Tehran-based rap group was 021 and they were known to be the premier artists of the genre.
One member of 021, Hichkas, was one of the first prolific Persian rappers from Tehran. His first Album, Asphalt Jungle (Persianجنگل آسفالت Jangale Asfalt) was one of the first Persian Language rap albums in Iran and brought much recognition to his name in Iranian communities. There were also notable expatriate artists including Deev, an Iranian rapper who lives in America, and produced early hip hop.
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