Hip Hop 2011 and the Big Dogs

February 3, 2012

By Ch Nabeel Ahmed

There’s no doubt that only thing that dominated 2011 in Pakistani music scene other than Coke Studio was Pakistani Hip Hop. The slow pace of other genres and consistent discontent from formula hip tracks created a vacuum which was filled by the much needed Hip Hop/Rap videos that came one after the other. The major boost came in May when ‘Conflict Management’ by Rap Engineers, ‘Off the Handle’ by Adil Omar featuring Xzibit and ‘Too Much Pride’ by Lazarus dropped in the same week back to back. Not only the videos went viral on timelines but also took over the TV channels, where ‘Conflict Management’ still stands in Top 5 music videos of AAG and ARY Musik.

The storm didn’t stop there when Osama Com Laude dropped his ‘The Balance’ with Talal Qureshi and Fortitude bringing the Pushto Rap ‘Time Pass’ to the front that officially made its mark with Project BX’s Dewaar in 2010.

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Bio:
My real name is Babar Khan and my roots are back in NWFP, strange ain’t it hehe. Well to tell you the truth, rap wasn’t really my thing and i hadn’t even heard the genre before 10th grade. The first rap song i took a gud listen to was Eminem’s ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and sumin just connected you know wat i mean, sumin jus felt right and that was where my rappin days began though i din knew if i was good or not before 12th grade when in college Omer Bhai from the band ‘ROOH’ which i became a part of listened ta me n pumped back some confidence. From there on in, i was no more a lost wanderer and knew wat my real abilities were. 99.9% of my inspiration was and perhaps still is Eminem. Writings were another matter which took a long time to evolve and become somewhat a mature and complete song writ