Iranian hip hop

هیپ هاپ ایران

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Persian Hip-Hop Music Stylistic origins Cultural origins Typical instruments Subgenres Fusion genres Regional scenes
Funk, spoken word, signifying, the dozens, electronic
90''s, Tehran, Iran
Vocals – sampler – keyboards – guitar – strings – piano
  • Alternative hip hop
  • Comedy hip hop
  • Freestyle rap
  • Gangsta rap
  • Political hip hop (complete list)
  • Pop rap
  • Rap rock
  • Rap metal

Iranian hip hop, also called Persian hip hop, is a style of hip hop music developed in Iran. It is influenced by the American hip hop, but it is also credited with inspiration from the contemporary Iranian music.

  • 1 History
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Persian hip hop emerged in the late 1980s, from Tehran, the capital of Iran.

The rap group 021 (also known as 021 Music) was one of the very first groups performing hip hop music based in Tehran, which has taken its name from the area code of Tehran City, and was founded by Soroush Lashkary, better known by his stage name Hichkas. He uses elements of Persian traditional music combined with hip hop and has a unique theistic and nationalistic lyrical style, avoiding vulgar words while referring to social issues. His first Album, ''Asphalt Jungle'' (Persian: Jangale Āsfālt‎), was one of the first Persian rap albums in Iran and brought much recognition to his name in Iranian communities. In 2009, Hickas appeared in the movie No One Knows About Persian Cats which explored the subject of Iran''s underground music scene.

Yaser Bakhtiari, better known as his stage name Yas, is the first Iranian rapper who received the release license from the Ministry of Ershad and authorized to perform by the Iranian government, and is one of the most popular rappers in Iran. He uses poetic imagery delivered through an impassioned, at times ferocious, flow to communicate uplifting rhymes about his culture and people. Yas was chosen by the voters as the Artist of the Week in MTV IGGY, entitled "Tehran’s Hard-Hitting MC", on December 21, 2011.

Nemitooni Band Koni Paamo Be Zamin (2013)Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player. You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser.A 30-second preview of Erfan''s "Nemitooni Band Koni Paamo Be Zamin".
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Zamin SāfeSorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player. You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser.A sample of the song ''Zamin Sāfe'' by Zedbazi.
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By the April 2002, another Persian hip hop band called Zedbazi, which was founded by Saman Keramati and Mehrad Mowstofi, started casually by a couple of songs shared between their friends. Soon, they were heard by a large audience across the country, and became one of the most popular hip hop bands in Iran. ZedBazi was the first music group in Iran that used explicit lyrics in their music. They are also credited with starting a new movement in Iranian music, and in the song Irooni e L.A. (Iranian of Los Angeles), the group lyrically attacks the Iranian music industry in Los Angeles.

Other notable performers include Erfan and Ershad andSalome MC.

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