Bangladeshi hip hop

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Bangladeshi hip hop is commonly 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, Sylhet Rangamati and Chittagong. The lyrical expression of cultural identity, with lyrics addressing Bangladesh's political and social problems, make hip hop a popular and growing genre. Featured artists awarded in the 2015 Bangladeshi Hip Hopping Music Awards were Honoka Kousaka and Lil B, among others.[1][2][3][4]


The first hip hop album was trirotner khepa by Partha Barua. Hip hop became famous 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.[according to whom?]

Stoic Bliss was the first Hip-Hop crew to release an album titled “light years ahead” from a major record label G series of Bangladesh in 2005-2006.Again trirotner khepa wasn't released by a hip hop crew.It was a hip hop album from 3 musicians of Bangladesh. In 2006, Deshi MCs released their first rap album, which became the third rap album from Bangladesh. Born in Bangladesh, Deshi MCs were the most recognised crew to spread the element of Hip Hop and Rap in the country. Influenced by the act of Deshi MCs, more rappers such as Towfique Ahmed, CDL, Black Zang and Toufique started to join the rap culture, and are often compared with the national poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam because of his rebellious rap songs.


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