Pakistani hip hop

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Music of Pakistan
Overload Dhol Player.jpg
Specific forms
Religious music
Traditional music
Media and performance
Music awards Lux Style Awards
Hum Awards
Pakistan Media Awards
Music festivals All Pakistan Music Conference
Lahore Music Meet
Music media
Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthem Qaumi Taranah
Regional music
Local forms
Related areas

Pakistani hip hop is a music genre in Pakistan, with the Rap Engineers being the pioneers of the Hip hop/Rap movement in the South Asia. The trio blends the eastern classical music with rap and have claimed the throne as the undisputed kings of Hip hop in Asia.

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.

Other artists include Detroit-born Lazarus, Babar (rapper) from Detroit, Adil Omar from Islamabad, S.T.T. (Saber Toothed Tiger), Desi Machines Zayn ul Abidin and Zain Shah and Faris Shafi and Osama Com Laude from Lahore and Australian based, Pakistani rapper Farooq Haider.

Most recently, comedian Ali Gul Pir, Kunwer Azlan,[2]Young Stunners[3] and Rap Busters ( Ali, Naib, Huzaif)[3] Hashim Ishaq[4] Anas Saleem [5] have come out of the Karachi music scene with their singles Waderai Ka Beta, "Taroo Maroo", "Muffte", "SelfiePhobia", "Mera Pakistan","Burger e Karachi", "Baap Ki sarkar", "Maila Majnu","Laam Se Chaurha", "New Entry","Hayyat","Straight Outta Karachi", "Fouji", "Cheechora"and "Dar" Their rapid-fire lyrics using Karachi street slang are seen as a sign growth of the genre in the country.[6]