Pakistani hip hop

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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 from the region include Adil Omar, Faris Shafi, S.T.T. (Saber Toothed Tiger), Desi Machines [Zayn ul Abidin and Zain Shah] from Lahore, Lazarus and Osama Com Laude.

Most recently, comedian Ali Gul Pir, Kunwer Azlan,[2]Young Stunners[3] and Rap Busters ( Ali, Naib, Huzaif) Hashim Ishaq 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" and "Dar" Their rapid-fire lyrics using Karachi street slang are seen as a sign of growth of the genre in the country.[4]


  1. ^ "Bohemia in Pakistan", Dawn, retrieved September 5, 2010
  2. ^ [1] Islo Times
  3. ^ Young Stunners Interview Islo Times
  4. ^ A Pakistani Rapper Breaks New Ground The Wall Street Journal