Some of our lyrics talk about human rights violations, drugs, the role of women, the history of the country What they’re about is not really political. That’s why Iranian rap is more intellectual and social than political. Omid Pour Yousefi lives in Germany. I think rap in Iran and many other countries such as Germany has been inspired by the artists in the US. Their music is very Iranian, inspired by their own stories. These rappers usually have concerts in other countries as we’ve seen in the case of Yas who is performing in the US, Dubai and Europe.
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Mq profile Contribute Logout. In the end, I don’t think that music can change what will be, but it does show how people themselves are changing.
These rappers usually have concerts in other countries as we’ve seen in the case of Yas who is performing in the US, Dubai and Europe. Real Persian rap has to stay in Iran. Artists like Deev and Hichkas in my opinion marked the beginning of Persian political rap addressing social issues.
But most think that leaving will disadvantage their music. But they talk about youth culture: Two thirds of the population is under 30, and this generation wants change.
Omid Pour Yousefi Musician See profile. Their aim is to be able to play in concert in Iran by They cannot release CDs to the open market because they are not registered so their music sold will not make them any or very little profit.
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The young musicians, who write about the despair of violence and unemployment, survive on secret concerts and clandestine studio recordings, which are then sold on CD in the back rooms of music shops.
In any case, the Iranian government feels the pressure coming from these young people.
Idealistic rappers don’t do that, they can’t do that because that would be completely defeating to their purpose. So the rappers keep quiet. For example A2’s voice sounds identical to Eminem. Some leave the country. That’s why Iranian rap is more intellectual and social than political.
And that, is the start of democracy. Internet has opened up huge opportunities for such artists, I don’t think the West would know of such musical changes in Iran if it wasn’t for the internet. Rap is banned in Iran, but for the past five years, young rappers have risked using the internet to share their music, which is becoming increasingly popular. Some of our lyrics talk about mosh rights violations, drugs, the role of women, the history of the country Thinking “Rap hichlas God” out loud sarbbaz land you in jail in Iran, where the motto is considered blasphemous.
Biria was born and raised in Iran. Omid Pour Yousefi lives in Germany. The regime needs to be opposed with a new anthem as tough, this anthem needs to unite and relate to the biggest population of Iranians that are the twenty somethings – then the masses will listen moht as I said that change will be slow. At the same time, the government can’t be too harsh with them, because it could create the start of a revolt.
In this song, Yas tells the story of a young Iranian, left to support his family after his father dies, who fails a job interview.
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Hich Kas for example, didn’t want come to my festival in Sweden because he was worried about having problems getting back in the country.
I think rap in Maa and many other countries such as Germany has been inspired by the artists in the US. They talk about unemployment and despair but they can’t directly attack the regime. He really doesn’t want to leave Tehran, hichka it would cut his identity, which is what makes his music.
They know not to use certain words on the internet.
The situation for rappers in Iran is getting worse. Nassir Mashkouri music critic and artist See profile. Iranian expats tell us why Iran’s youth is so taken with the style. Change needs an advocate that can get attention, you can no longer get attention with Iranian classical and folk music and older generation sociopolitical pop singers like Dariush and Googoosh did that.