Hip-hop and rap music gain more and more popularity in Armenia every day. The popularity of this music genre started rising from early 2000s.
Initially the Armenian audience was kind of prejudiced about rap and hip-hop. However, this industry was brought to a new level due to several household names.
Apeh Jan is among them. Though all his music videos are in English, Apeh Jan still manages to reach his audience both in Armenian and United States.
So, meet the Armenian Eminem! Learn more about Apeh Jan and find your favorite music video! By the way, Apeh Jan’s collaboration with singer Joni is also included. So, let’s get started.
Who is Apeh Jan?
The US based talented Armenian hip-hop artist Apeh Jan aka A. Jan influences the music industry like no other. He started his career in 2000s and gained the love of his audience at once. His hard work earned him 400.000 plays online just in a year.
Apeh Jan became more popular in 2007 when his first album was released in the USA. It was called “Soundcheck”. The album lasts nearly 30 minutes. The music combines hip-hop, funk, R’n’B.
Four months later Apeh Jan & Chillabeats, “his producer”, were also awarded a gold medal at popular “Pan Armenian Star” Show. It was aired worldwide.
Then they were also honored during the 9th Annual Armenian Music Awards. It was broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheater. And the famous “Soundcheck”, received the Best Rap & R&B album of the year.
Apeh jan still continues to bring everyone on the dance floor with his music and performances. As he continues to grow, his amazing fan base becomes larger and larger across the world.
Those who understand and love his music still feel kind of nostalgic when listening to his first songs. The younger generation knows each word by heart.
What’s Apeh Style?
The unique music style is what makes Apeh Jan so popular among all Armenians. It is all about combinations.
In other words, it’s called Apeh genre! It’s a genre where he mixes Armenian music with hip-hop, rap and R’n’B. Yes! It’s not that surprising because Apeh Jan creates his own style. And people love him exactly for that.
Life is a movement! This is what describes the true spirit of Apeh Jan’s music that has captivated the hearts of hundreds in a short period of time.
While speaking about his career it’s just unfair to leave out the story of the Armenian band created by Apeh Jan and Narek Chilla.
Narek Chilla aka A. Chilla is another American-Armenian rapper who knows how to create quality music. Besides he plays on drums, plays piano and guitar as well. And his appearance with Apeh Jan was a boom.
Their famous “Freak on the Dance floor” went viral on the Internet. But more about that song will come a little bit later. So be patient!
Although they do not cooperate now and do not appear in Armenian showbiz very often, but still these two artists are the highly demanded ones in the Armenian music industry.
Now it’s high time to listen to Apeh Jan’s top songs and watch music videos. His music will definitely make you dance! Get ready to rock! And here we go!
Apeh Jan Song #1 | Freak on the Dance Floor
This cool song is the outcome of the collaboration of two “freaks” such as Apeh Jan and Narek Chilla. The song was released in 2009. It’s from the self-titled album “Apeh Jan”.
The song and the music video became a huge boom both in the USA and Armenia. Especially in Armenia you could hear it from every passing car. Even today the youth of those times loves it and listens to it. It mixes hip-hop and rap. Besides, the music video is all you need to stay in a good mood. Get your portion of American-Armenian hip-hop music here.
Apeh Jan Song #2 | Tell Your Dream
If you want to know how to mix Armenian pop with hip-hop, club music or rap then you should listen to this song.
Joni, who is Armenian as well, and Apeh Jan came together to make something new. This song was released in 2013.
The lyrics was written by Svetlana Bosnoyan. The colorful music video will actually make your day. Especially if you are crazy about dancing to club music. All you have to do is clap, clap and party!
P.S. The song is about a boy who wants to know the dream of his beloved one. He is ready to do everything for her.
Apeh Jan Song #3 | Sounds Like
“Sounds like” is another masterpiece from “Soundcheck”. Released in 2007, this song is an awesome combination of Armenian music and hip-hop. And it’s quite successful.
Armenian instruments used in the song make it touch upon the souls and hearts of everyone. Couldn’t be any cooler, of course. And you know what makes it successful? The huge number of listeners even after 10 years.
Time passes, but fans never stop listening to this song! Check yourself! You may believe it or not, but you won’t be able to stop to listening to it! Are you ready? This is what good music really sounds like.
Apeh Jan Song #4 | Major Moves
Apeh Jan comes up with duets quite often. So, another good song came out due to the joint work of Apeh Jan and Maria.
It was released in 2009 and included in the album “Apeh Jan”. R’n’B lovers this song is especially for you. You can enjoy this cool song here.
On the top of that, Maria’s soft and gentle voice makes the song more appealing.
Apeh Jan Song #5 | On the Road
Looking for something with amazing sounds of guitar and violin? We have got an option for you.
Apeh Jan’s song “On the Road”, released in 2009, is exactly what you need. Its warm tunes just make you listen to the song again and again. Discover another Apeh Jan style through this song.
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