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OriginBaku, Azerbaijan
GenresHip Hop, Political Rap
Years active1996 – 2012
Past membersMiri Yusif
Anar Abdulla
Abdul Malik

Dayirman (Azerbaijani: Dəyirman) was the first Azerbaijani hip hop group, based in Baku and was founded in 1996 by four friends. The word Dayirman means windmill in Azerbaijani language.[1] The group was very popular in Azerbaijan for their nationalist lyrics,[2] fusing hip-hop with elements of traditional Meykhana poetry.[3]

In 2010 Dayirman produced the video "Justice to Khojaly" with Toni Blackman to commemorate the victims of the Khojaly Massacre.[4]


  • "Az@rimeyk" (2000)
  • "Qurd" (2001)
  • "Gözümüz sözdür" (2003)
  • "Corc Buş haralıdır?" (2004)
  • "Atmosfer" (2006)
  • "Bərk sürən" (2008)


  1. ^ Blair, Betty (2001-03-19). "Dayirman: Rap Music for New Generation". Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  2. ^ Vincenc Kopeček (2008). World Politics in Dub and Hip-Hop Music: Comparative study of Bosnian Dubioza Kolektiv and Azerbaijani Dayirman.
  3. ^ Rustamova, Narmina (25 February 2004). "Dayirman: Combining Rap, Tradition and Frustration in Azerbaijan". The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst. Johns Hopkins University.
  4. ^ "Creative staff of rap song "Justice to Khojaly" created in Azerbaijan signs appeal to U.S, European and OIC parliamentarians". Trend. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2011.

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