The Huffington Post declared him one of the "50 people shaping the culture of the Middle East." Bahram Nouraei — who records simply as Bahram — uses hip-hop to call out the current political climate of Iran. His breakout single was titled "Nameyee Be Rayees Jomhour" (translating to "A Letter to the President"), which openly criticized the sixth president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In fact, his outspokenness landed him in Evin Prison for a week in 2009, Iran's primary site for housing political prisoners. He was accused of "illegal cultural activism", but eventually released.
Bahram has since relocated to Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier this year, he launched today's featured track, titled “گوشت (Goosht)”, produced by Peymandegar and featuring album artwork by Setareh Malekzadeh. On March 20th, he released a new EP titled Gozaar (Transition), out now via Peeleh.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, is MYXA' "Carrion" - from the 2019 self-released album Mosca 蠅.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Cheryl Waters, is MAITA's "Someone's Lost Their Wallet" - from the 2020 album Best Wishes on Kill Rock Stars
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Abbie, is "Ravebomb (Fire Mix)" by Minimal Violence from the 2020 'Phase One' EP on Tresor Records.