Iranian Underground Rap
8 images Created 4 Dec 2010
This series looks at Shaya and Amir D-VA, two young aspiring rappers living in Tehran. Though music considered immoral or un-Islamic, including anything featuring solo female vocalists, is legally banned in Iran, an underground music scene is thriving. The country's first post-Islamic revolution generation grew up on either officially approved revolutionary music and religious chants, or contraband foreign imports. The new generation, however, has access to underground music directly addressing, and in the process helping to shape, the modern Iranian youth experience.