The hip-hop world in Kazakhstan is not as diverse as in the USA or Russia, but it is developing, and has succeed already in Russia. Our national rappers and groups that have their own styles are really famous and have obvious authority among all the underground rappers in the former USSR countries. I am not mistaken, underground, because our showbizness is not developed yet. Yes our country has a lot of talents, but the money and required techniques are not available right now.
The only thing that encourages rappers is a perspective of development of show industry.
The understanding that Kazakhstan people like hip-hop and R’n’B is like aphrodisiac for the minds of native rappers. As for underground, lots of people in Kazakhstan listen to the tracks that can be downloaded from the commonly used http://www.kzrap.kz site.