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Pakistani hip hop

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Pakistani hip hop is a music genre in Pakistan influenced heavily from merging American hip hop with Pakistani poetry.[1] The genre was initially dominated by English and Punjabi, but in recent years has expanded to Urdu, Sindhi and Pashto.[2] The lyrical expression of cultural identity, with lyrics addressing Pakistan's political and social problems, make hip hop a popular and growing genre in the country.

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Pakistan ka matlab kya? (What's the true meaning of Pakistan?) La ilaha illallah. (No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Pakistan ka matlab kya? (What's the true meaning of Pakistan?) La ilaha illallah. (No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Pakistan ka matlab kya? (What's the true meaning of Pakistan?) La ilaha illallah. (No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Mere mulk Pakistan ka matlab kya? Laa ilaha illallah. (What's the true meaning of my country Pakistan? No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Yani koi bhi duniya me ibaadat ke laaiq nahi, (It means no one in the world is worthy of praise,) Sajde ke laaiq nahi, Allah ke ilaawa. (No one is worthy of prostration except Allah.) Per Allah idhar door door tak dikhe na, (But Allah is nowhere to be found here,) Main dhoondun logon ke dilon me, udhar bhi mile na. (I look for him in peoples' hearts, can't find him there either.) Yakeenan hamara Rabb hum sab se naraaz hai, (Undoubtedly, our God is unhappy with us,) Tabhi Musalmaanon ka mulk hi, Musalmaanon pe azaab hai. (That's why this nation for Muslims is like a punishment for the Muslims themselves.) Main yeh nahi kehraha ke main jannati farishta koi, (I'm not claiming that I am perfect like a heaven's angel,) Per her banda kare aurton ki bakwaas wohi. (But everyone keeps blabbering the same stuff for women.) "Isko tu set kar, Iska jism to check kar, number le text kar" ("Check this chick out. Yo, check her curves out, get her number, text her") "Phir ghar me jaaker sex kar." ("See if you can use her for sex.") Aaj kal ki nasal nashon me pareshan si, (This generation is lost in drugs,) Aurat aur shauhrat ke peeche bimaar si. (It's sick after women and money.) Aur waaldain bhi tang, aulaadon ki tabiat se, (And the parents are worried by their behavior,) Maa baap ko pata nahi ke galti unki tarbiat me. (But the parents don't realize, the fault is in the upbringing." Quran-e-Pak, Namaazen Arbi me ratlin, (Quran and the prayers, everything crammed up in Arabic,) Tarjume ke bagair, Islam ki kakk samajh aegi? (How would the kids understand Islam without the translation?) Shh, Main thora sa chup hojata hun warna.. (Shh, I should be quite now otherwise..) Hataura pakarke kahoge, "Quran ki baaten gaanon me kar na!" (You might try to kill me saying "Don't discuss Islam in music!") "Yeh kya baat hogai? Tumne yeh lipstick kyun lagai? Yeh lipstick kyun nahi lagai?" ("What is this? why did you wear this lipstick? why didn't you wear this one?") "Bhaee itni itni si baat me yeh kya masla hai?" ("I don't know what is the problems in these minor things?") "Pagal hogi aurat ya nahi?" ("Wont the women feel burdened by all this?!") Zindagi haram karke.. (It's like a mental torture to wife..) "Saas ko khush rakho, nand ko khush rakho, mian ko khush rakho, bachon ko khush rakho." ("Always trying to keep mother in law happy, sister in law happy, husband happy, children happy.") "Wo bhi to kuch hai.." (She also got a life too..") Mere mulk Pakistan ka matlab kya? Laa ilaha illallah. (What's the true meaning of my country Pakistan? No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Per is mulk me ajeeb sa naya khel shuru, shauhor aur biwi ke beech me talaak ya khula ka. (But a new trend of seperation and divorce has started here.) Huh.. Shauhor soche apne baap ki tarah ke "Main biwi ko maarke dikhaunga mardaangi." aur.. (The husband thinks like his father that "I'll hit my wife to declare authority." and.. Biwi soche apni maa ki tarah ke "Pitt pitt ke main nahi guzaarungi zindagi!" (The wife thinks like her mother that "I'm never gonna innocently take the beating like my mom all my life!") Afsos Musalmaan maa baap pe apna sab se ziada zaroori farz nibaah nahi paae, (How sad, so called Muslim parents couldn't fulfill their most important obligation,) Wakt pe nikah nahi! sab se zaroori paisa, (Not marrying their children at the right time, money is most important,) Chaahe meri aulaad zina me parjaae. (Doesn't matter if the children get indulged in adultry.) "Jahaiz, ho ladka angraiz, ghar ya gaari." ("Ohh, the dowry, a guy from abroad, a big house and a car, that's a must.") Status ki lag gayi baron ko beemari. (The elderly are now addicted to status.) "Arey loag kya kahenge? Arey loag kya sochenge?" ("What'll the people say? What'll the people think about us?") Emaan inke itne kache, kaafiron ko bhi hairaani! (Their faith so weak, it even shocks the non-muslims.) The governement provided us food.. provided us electricity.. provided us water... What are we fighting for then?? Why are we hating on each other? I am ashamed of being a Pakistani sir! Do you belie.. this ping pong game of you did this, my government did this! Your government did that, their government did that. 60 years sir is a lifetime!! My four generations have passed Mere mulk Pakistan ka matlab kya? Laa ilaha illallah. (What's the true meaning of my country Pakistan? No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Per is mulk ko nawaz sharif aur zardaari jese chor, looteron ne loota khullam khulla. (But this country has been openly looted by theives like nawaz sharif and zardaari.) Aur zaahir si baat hai ese jaahil se hukmaraan aenge, (And obviously, these illiterate leaders would rule,) Jab unparh jaahil loag hi vote denge. (When the people who vote have been kept illiterate too.) Hum jese middle class parhe likhe loag bus ro ro ke facebook pe post denge. (While middle-class literates like us.. all we do is post on facebook and gossip) Kis kis ko do bhaiyon ka yaad hai?! jinhe khule aam Sialkot ki sadak pe qatal kia tha. (Who still remembers the two brothers killed openly on the roads of Sialkot?!) Kis kis ko wo bachon ka yaad hai?! jinhe khule aam sadak se uthaya gaya tha. (Who still remembers the innocent kids?!openly kidnapped from the roads.) Sindh se leke, KPK ki zameen tak, 4-6 saal ki bachion ke saath ziadti! (From the streets of Sindh to KPK, the rape of 4-6 year olds!) Bewakoofon! Yeh bhooke sher hain, in sheron ke shikaar hum jese aam aadmi! (Oh stupids, these are hungry leaders, we common folks are their victims!) I don't have words to thank you (Imran Khan), I could't even imagine my child recovering again. But I never felt alone after coming to Shaukat Khanam Hospital, I felt like I found a new home. I don't have words to thank you and Sir (Imran Khan) I vowed to myself that I'd touch your feet when I see you. Imran Khan : You dont need to.. Please don't.. Amitabh Bachchan supporting Imran Khan. Aamir Khan: "This will not only benefit Pakistani people but it's good for all of us too (India and Pakistan). So I will pray for your success in this and my heart says that you will find success in this. Because you've been making these efforts for years. I'll definitely come (to Pakistan) to celebrate your victory, and I'll bring a lot of Indians with me too. I never thought I could give my child the education from Bradford University. But it's only the wonder of Imran Khan that my child has completed his graduation today and he's been employed before this for a handsome salary. Mere mulk Pakistan ka matlab kya? Laa ilaha illallah. (What's the true meaning of my country Pakistan? No one is worthy of praise except Allah.) Per is mulk ko khareedliya kahin mulkon ne, (But this country has been bought by many other governments,) Tabhi yeh Media, Imran Khan ka pakde gala. (That's why this media is trying to turn Imran Khan down.)




The contemporary hip hop and rap movement in Pakistan grew out of the globalization of American hip hop in the early 1990s. Some Pakistani artists began experimenting with rap and hip hop as early as 1993 when Fakhar-e-Alam released his first album Rap Up, where his single Bhangra Pao is commonly acknowledged as the "first rap song in Pakistan". In particular, the rise in popularity of Eminem in the late 1990s and 50 Cent in the early 2000s influenced many of today's hip hop artists in Pakistan such as "Party Wrecker" (Mustafa Khan) of the Pashto rap group Fortitude, Qzer (Qasim Naqvi) and DirtJaw.[3]

The first Pakistani rap song was "Bhangra Rap" (1993) by Yatagaan (Fakhar-e-Alam), which became a major headliner on Pakistani music charts.[4] The hit 1995 song "Billo De Ghar" by Abrar-ul-Haq also featured rapping.

Hip hop and rap culture in Pakistan during the 1990s and early 2000s was mainly centered around those with a good grasp of English (a socioeconomically privileged group). Pakistani hip hop and rap artists at this time were mainly underground English acts and were dismissed by the media and mainstream as "Eminem ki aolad" (Eminem’s children) and "yo-bache" (yo-kids).

Punjabi rap

In February 2006, Universal Music produced the first commercially backed album of Pakistani American rapper, Bohemia. A Punjabi Christian, born in Karachi, schooled in Peshawar, and brought up in the working class minority communities of San Francisco, Bohemia’s music emerged from personal experiences, such as seeing his best friend murdered and several others sent to jail. Pesa Nasha Pyar (Punjabi for "Money Drugs Love") was Bohemia’s second album and stood out as lyrically groundbreaking. With Universal’s distribution network, Bohemia found a ready market among Pakistanis, both in the diaspora and in Pakistan itself. With just under half the country speaking Punjabi as its mother tongue, a rapper rhyming in the language dramatically expanded hip hop’s linguistic possibilities, as well as cultural and socioeconomic scope, in Pakistan. Bohemia’s Punjabi rap most strongly resonated with this segment of the population. His lyrics also lent themselves to the growing Punjabiyat (Punjabi-ness) movement in Pakistan, particularly in their hyper masculine narratives. If Eminem was accessible to those Pakistanis who could imagine themselves fashioned in his image, Bohemia was for those rising rappers in the country for whom Eminem was not relatable. With Bohemia’s introduction of Punjabi rap, the old English-language scene was no longer relevant and rappers who had performed in English with limited success now found themselves influenced by Bohemia drawing upon Punjabi street slang. In the initial years, Punjabi rap dominated the Pakistani hip hop scene with Jhelum-based Punjabi rapper Kasim Raja, Billy X, Waqas Ali Qadri and Imran Khan.[5].


By the late 2000s, Punjabi rap itself began influencing non-Punjabi speakers to experiment with hip hop in other Pakistani languages, thus leading to new Sindhi and Pashto hip hop scenes. Urdu rap artists tried but had always failed to make a mark on the Pakistan hip hop scene in the early years. This was due to class and linguistic politics dictated in the mid-nineteenth century by the British Raj, who had replaced Persian with Urdu as the official language. Combined with Pakistan's own tendency to privilege Urdu over indigenous languages a dichotomy was created in the country whereby Urdu is associated with urbanity, power, privilege and sophistication, while other Pakistani languages such as Punjabi, Sindhi and Pashto were considered crass vernacularism. Although the genre has grown considerably in recent years, it is still considered fringe and underground by the older generation who tend to stick to traditional Pakistani music or Pakistani pop music.

Urdu rap

The rise in Urdu hip hop scene can be attributed to Karachi rap artists like ali gul pur & faris shafi who got famous by revealing real world into a rap song. The result was instant mainstream success and solidified Karachi as the hip hop capital of Pakistan. After These two The Rap changed and evolved and "Young Stunner" A Karachi Rap band was formed.which got So famous that they're dominating in rap even now.[6] Urdu rap today has outgrown Punjabi rap by a considerable margin. Some popular Urdu rap songs in recent years included Badtameez, Wesa Beta, Class Mein, Taroo Maroo, Muffte, SelfiePhobia, Mera Pakistan, Burger-e-Karachi, Baap Ki Sarkar, Maila Majnu, Laam Se Chaurha, Straight Outta Karachi, Cheechora and Dar.Young Stunners are often seen as the leading Urdu solo rap artist and group respectively.[7][8]

Sindhi rap

The Sindhi hip hop scene draws on a history of linguistic nationalism of Sindhis. Many Sindhi rap artists are attempting to resurrect and mainstream Sindhi culture in Pakistan using hip hop. Many Sindhi rap artists are also continuing the long Sindhi tradition of Sufi poetry, by including them into rhymes. Ali Gul Pir's Waderai Ka Beta, Meer Janweri "Piyar Jo Siphai" and are recent Sindhi rap songs that have gone mainstream and shows signs of the genre expanding beyond Punjabi.

Balochi rap

Lyari Underground L.U.G. are the leading Baloch rap group who tell the harsh tales of growing up in Lyari, often seen as Karachi's roughest neighbourhood. The singles of L.U.G. have become an anthem of identity and pride for Lyari as it highlights everything from gang culture, drugs, and death.[9] Abid Brohi's The Sibbi Song is a Baloch rap song that went viral in 2016.[10]


  • Punjabi rap
  • Urdu rap
  • Pashto rap
  • Sindhi rap
  • Balochi rap


  • Chen-K
  • Abrar-ul-Haq
  • Adil Omar, Islamabad based English rapper
  • Ali Gul Pir, Karachi based Sindhi & Urdu rapper
  • Ataf Khawaja,
  • Bohemia, California based Punjabi rapper
  • Fakhar-e-Alam
  • Imran Khan, Amsterdam based Punjabi rapper
  • Lazarus, Detroit based English & Urdu rapper
  • Osama Com Laude, Orlando based English rapper currently in Pakistan
  • Mr. Capone-E Los Angeles-based Punjabi Rapper
  • Talha Anjum, Karachi based Urdu rapper
  • Talha Yunnus, Karachi based Urdu rapper
  • Waqas Ali Qadri, Denmark based Danish, English & Urdu rapper
  • Xpolymer Dar, Islamabad based Punjabi rapper featured in Verna OST(A Pakistani feature film)
  • Ghauri, Rawalpindi based rapper and music producer
  • Hashim Nawaz, Rawalpindi based Punjabi Rapper

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ A Pakistani Rapper Breaks New Ground The Wall Street Journal
  3. ^
  4. ^ Horn, David; Laing, Dave (2005). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 2 Locations (5 Vol Set): Volumes III to VII. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 126. ISBN 9780826474360. The styles associated with rap, hip-hop and house all make their appearance in Pakistani popular music. Among the early leaders in this type of music were the Lahore duo Yatagaan. Their first video, 'Bhangara Rap' (1993), indicates the complex overlapping of musical styles and style labels in much popular music. The song became a major headliner on Pakistani music charts.
  5. ^ "Bohemia in Pakistan", Dawn, retrieved September 5, 2010
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
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