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In Kazakhstan there is a great community of hip-hopers, but the problem is that not everyone listens to their music. And you know what, they lost a lot… Some groups are well known in Russia and countries in tyhe former USSR. But in Kazakhstan people ignore them, or say that they do not know where to look for the Kazakhstany music.

In order help them here is the link to the site where they can find all they looked for.


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If you still do not know where the hip hop culture comes from, this info is for you.

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. It consists of two main components: rapping (MCing) and DJing (production and scratching). Along with hip hop dance (notably breakdancing) and urban-inspired art, or notably graffiti, these compose the four elements of hip hop culture, a cultural movement that was initiated by inner-city youth, mostly Blacks and Latinos in New York City, in the early 1970s. Though it can be referred to as an African American music, its creation and proliferation can be credited to many groups of people within the United States and around the world.Typically, hip hop music consists of rhythmic lyrics making use of techniques like assonance, alliteration, and rhyme. The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually referred to as a “beat”, performed by a DJ, created by a producer, or one or more instrumentalists. Historically, this beat has often been created using a sample of the percussion break of another song: usually funk and soul recordings have been utilized. However, in recent years, it has become more common for the beat to be built up from individual drum samples. In addition to the beat, other sounds are often sampled, synthesized, or performed. Sometimes a track can be instrumental, as a showcase of the skills of the DJ or producer.

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It was written that hip-hop in KZ is developing, but how it is developing; what are the reasons of the development; who are people that are developing it?

One of the reasons of fast prosperity is NITs! www.kzrap.kz site is the main force that pushes the moving hip-hop train with all the rappers.

It is world where rappers like a players in counter-strike have to kill each other in battles but with the art of their rhymes. Yes, it is hard to judge, but the judges are professional rappers, so that their decision cannot be argued.

About battles: two rappers are met in a battle by the results of sortition. The theme that they get has to be followed in their tracks (for example you must give a respect to your opponent in a such way that he will feel angry on you). They have to write a track on any minus that they choose, and the winner goes to the next round. Very interesting to listen to the battle between them, because it is not just a running down of an opponent, but beautiful art of rapping, although there were some cases when after battle rappers fought, but is makes battles even interesting.

There are 7 or 9 battles for one rapper, so you can imagine that not only one rapper participates.

Thousands of tracks can be downloaded, hundreds of rappers show their skills, and even more viewers get the pleasure.


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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.

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