Elşad Xose

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Elşad Xose
Birth name Elşad Əliyev
Also known as Elşad Xose, Hose
Born (1979-09-25) September 25, 1979 (age 38)
Origin Baku, Azerbaijan
Genres Hip hop
Rap, gangsta-rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1999 - present

Elshad Aliyev (born September 25, 1979 in Baku), better known by his stagename Elşad Xose, is an Azerbaijani rapper. He is the one of the most commercially famous and influential Azerbaijani rappers.[citation needed]

Early career[edit]

Aliyev started to provide interested to rap during his school times and chose the nickname Xose. He started to perform as rap duo with Russian rapper Pauk under the name of "D.U" and most of his songs were part of his first album Жизнь не меняется.[1]

Music career[edit]

Canlı yayım[edit]

In 2002, he released the album called "Canlı yayım", which sold 2500 copies in first 3 days[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Xose was arrested for misdemeanor heroin use and possession.[2][3][4] He was sentenced to 1.5 years but later case was cleared.[5]

He was married to Azerbaijani dancer Oksana Rasulova but their relationship ended in divorce.[6]


  • Жизнь не меняется (2000)
  • Canlı yayım (2002)
  • Hәr Atdığım Addım (2003)
  • Plagiat (2004)
  • Ixlas (2005)
  • Hip-Hop Namә (2008)
  • Insaf (2011)


  • He has worked as chief editor of show business magazine Elman.[7]


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