Pakistani hip hop

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Pakistani hip hop first took root in Pakistan during the early 1960s with playback singer Ahmed Rushdi's playback hits.[citation needed] Later online social networking such as Orkut & Facebook also played a heavy role in bringing together various underground Pakistani rappers together in sharing their music

By the middle of the decade, hip hop artists of Pakistani origin such as California based Bohemia,[1] Netherlands-based Imran Khan, and Waqas Ali Qadri of the Danish band Outlandish had started exploring lyrics in Punjabi.

Most recently, Ali Gul Pir, Kunwer Azlan and Young Stunners have come out of the Karachi music scene with their singles Waderai Ka Beta, "Taroo Maroo", "Muffte", "Burger e Karachi", "Maila Majnu", and "Laam Se Chaurha". Their rapid-fire lyrics using Karachi street slang are seen as a sign of growth of the genre in the country.[2] "Kunwer Azlan (Interview)"


  1. ^ "In the loop: Bohemia in Pakistan", Dawn, retrieved June 6, 2013
  2. ^ "Young stunners (Interview)", Le Spectra, retrieved June 6, 2013