Armenian rap industry is becoming brighter day by day. Rap in Armenia has become popular at the beginning of 2000-s.
At the beginning of 2000 there were only few Armenian rappers which brought rap music to Armenia. Rap songs of new rising Armenian rappers were something new for Armenian audience. It’s safe to say that rappers were not appreciated properly at once, especially by older generation.
Today rap music is one of the leading genres in Armenia. Every day you can explore new Armenian rappers with their own style and unique approach. Some of them may even be rather capturing for you. So, let’s explore Armenian rap and Armenian rappers.
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #1: Misho
Misho is the one of the best-known Armenian rappers. Armenian rap is very often associated with Misho, as this Armenian rapper belongs to those ones who put the start of Armenian rap.
Misho started his career of rapper in 2000 together with some of his friends. Later he met another well-known Armenian rapper HT Hayko in 2001. They started their collaboration in Armenian rap and formed the group called “Hay Tgheq” (from Armenian “Armenian Guys”).
Thanks to this group Armenian audience recognized Armenian rap more widely. The group Hay Tgheq with their provoking topics of songs were a real boom for Armenians. You would listen to the songs of Hay Tgheq almost in any corner of Yerevan, at the beginning of 2000-s.
Later, guys decided to quit their collaboration and continue their careers separately. Today Misho is a demanded rapper, whose every song becomes hit immediately. Misho releases songs and music videos very often today and never lets his fans wait for a long time.
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #2: Ht Hayko
Ht Hayko is the other former member of Armenian rap group “Hay Tgheq”. After the group got dissolved, each of the guys has formed his own image and style.
Hayko’s career as a rapper was no less successful. The songs and music videos of Ht Hayko are best known for their slight humor and sarcastic style under which Hayko is mainly concealing deep ideas. He belongs to those Armenian rappers whose thoughts and main ideas of the songs are sometimes not easy to catch at once.
They often might be rather profound and not said in a straight way. But one thing is for sure: this dude got sharp tongue. So, by this way HT Hayko leaves up to the audience to understand his message and make their own conclusions.
Hayko is also no indifferent towards politics: very often he raps about various political and social issues which as he finds must be improved. One of them was the Anti System movement which put the beginning to Armenian political hip-hop.
Hayko has also tried himself as an actor. One of his latest known roles is the role of Armen in the famous Armenian Movie “The Line”.
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #3: 3.33
3.33 is one if the best-known Armenia rap groups in Armenia. The group is very active and represents new rap songs very often. 3.33 is founded by former Armenian TV host Felix Khachatryan, who quitted his career in Armenian Public Television and started a career of rapper.
The group 3.33 is widely recognized and loved among Armenian youth. The topics of 3.33 are very wide and taken from typical Armenian reality. So, that’s why many Armenians find themselves in the songs adore 3.33 so much.
You can find songs both about love, social issues and the problem of modern Armenia. One of the main reasons why group became so much loved was also the members of the group․ Felo (Felix Khachatyan) formed the group together with another Armenian Rapper Narek.
You can see other famous Armenian rappers and singers featured in several songs of 3.33. Forming the project “Mi Qani Hogi” was also the core idea of 3.33 group. It is an Armenian Rap group formed by the best Armenian rappers. Today 3.33 is considered one of the most successful representatives of Armenian rap music.
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #4: Miko Erevanski
Miko Erevanski is in Armenian rap industry for about 10 years. During these years he has become widely loved and recognized. His rap music is mainly enjoyed by Armenia youngsters.
Miko started his career in Yerevan. Today Miko introduces his music from Los Angeles. Miko’s songs are eccentric and music videos are full of scandalous scenes, which very often raise huge interest towards his personality.
Miko belongs to those Armenian rappers who are very active in social media and has large number of followers. One of the best hits of Miko is the song “Du Karas”, which brought him especially great fame.
You can see Miko featuring other Armenian singers and rappers as well. Miko is fond of luxurious lifestyle and never conceals it, his Instagram account will prove it!
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #5: Narek Mets Hayq
The name of this Armenian Rapper is preserved the from the group which brought fame to many talented Armenian singers and rappers. It was called “Mets Hayq” probably one of the most successful hip hop brand of Armenian reality.
Mets Hayq started its path with the song “Qami Pchi”. At the beginning of 2000-s the song became a real boom in Armenia. The song became so famous that you could listen to it literally everywhere that time!
Narek is a former member of the group “Mets Hayq”. He is a rather successful rapper in Armenian rap industry and has his unique place there. Very often you can see Narek’s new works with different collaborations.
One of the most successful one was the song with Armenian singer Gevorg Martirosyan. The music video was shot in USA and the song draw attention immediately for its colorful and energetic style. Narek Mets Hayq has also patriotic songs dedicated to Armenia such as the song called “Bruncqd Od”
Armenian Rap Music & Rappers #6: Super Sako
Super Sako is an Armenian rapper who lives and composes his rap music in USA. His Rap Songs are known for their rhythmic style. Super Sako is widely known both among Armenians of USA and locals. He is always an awaited guest in different parties both in Armenia and in Los Angeles.
At the beginning of his career Super Sako was represented featuring different Armenian singers from Armenian Show Business. Later Super Sako introduced his own songs and music videos as well.
However, even today most of all he always is represented with collaborations. He likes to collaborate mostly with Armenian folk or Rabiz singers. This rises controversial opinions. Some people admire this style, thinking it is cool, others are not so impressed.
One of the latest works of Super Sako was the song featuring Tatoul Avoyan “Na Na Na”. In spite of controversial opinions, the song became a hit very soon. Super Sako is a demanded rapper and it won’t be fair to reject it!
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