Tingulli 3nt, also known as Tingulli Trent, is a Kosovo-Albanian hip hop group formed in 1996.The group members are Getoar Selimi and Agon Amiga. His brother "Liberian Selimi" was also active in the rap scene during his teenage years. Tingulli 3nt took the Albanian music scene by a storm in the early 2000s with their always innovative, groundbreaking songs and music videos. In the late 2000s it became the most known and the most influential hip hop group in the scene. In the summer of 2010 Tingulli 3nt collaborated with Ermal Fejzullahu, a famous Albanian folk singer. The video of the song was reportedly censured, because of the excessive nudity exposed in the images.
West Coast hip hop is a regional genre of hip hop music that encompasses any artists or music that originated in the West Coast of the United States. West Coast hip hop began to dominate from a radio play and sales standpoint during the early to-mid 1990s with the birth of G-funk and the emergence of record labels such as Suge Knight and Dr. Dre's Death Row Records, Ice Cube's Lench Mob Records, the continued success of Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, and others.
This article is an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 2000s.
Music of Kosovo is music that originates from Kosovo, a country in the Balkans. Kosovo's population is mainly Kosovo Albanians, also known as Kosovars, and there are various minority ethnic groups as well. Kosovan music is closely related to that of neighbouring Albania, as well as to that of countries in the former Yugoslavia.
Leonora Jakupi is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and songwriter.
Getoar Selimi, also known as Geasy or Ghetto Geasy, is a Kosovo-Albanian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Pristina, Selimi found prominence in the Albanian-speaking Balkans as a member of the musical group Tingulli 3nt beginning in 1996.
Adelina Ismaili is a Kosovo-Albanian singer, actress, and former beauty pageant winner.
Dirty rap is a subgenre of hip hop music that contains lyrical content revolving mainly around sexually explicit subjects.
European hip hop is hip hop music created by European musicians. Hip hop is a Great style of music developed by African American and Caribbean communities in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. Due to this success, it has gained worldwide popularity, especially in Europe where many diverse and unique styles of hip hop have been created. This diversity is especially apparent in the forms of hip hop music and culture emanating from settler communities from Europe's former colonies and peripheries.
Albanian hip hop refers to hip hop from artists from Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and surrounding areas where the Albanian language is spoken. Albanian hip hop may also refer to hip hop from the Albanian diaspora in other countries and in other languages.
Austrian hip hop is not a genre of hip hop music, but covers all hip hop music from Austria. The majority of Austrian hip hop acts do Underground hip hop, as the big radio stations in Austria have no airtime for native hip hop. The only radio station that does so is FM4, which focuses on alternative music.
Albanian comics, though not well known internationally, were produced mainly by comic-authors from Kosovo. Until recently there was no comic tradition in Albania where comics were seen as junk literature known as fumeti supposedly because pop art was prohibited by the dictatorial communist regime. Today there is one comic magazine published in Kosovo called Leon, and there is Tafë Kusuri comic-strip together with Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes published by Koha Ditore newspaper.
Petrit Selimi is a former Kosovar Albanian politician, who has served as a Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo. He initially served in the position of a Deputy Foreign Minister during two consecutive mandates, under Prime Ministers Hashim Thaci (2011–2014) and Isa Mustafa (2014-2017). After the election of the former Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci as a President of Kosovo, Selimi was named the country's Foreign Minister.
Etnon were an ethnic Albanian Hop-Hop duo from Pristina, Kosovo formed in 1997. The group consisted of Genc Prelvukaj and Milot Hasangjekaj, known respectively as Gentz and Mc`M.
Ermal Fejzullahu is a Kosovo-Albanian singer.
Festim Arifi, known professionally as Lyrical Son, is a Kosovo-Albanian rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Pristina, Arifi is credited as a viable hip hop artist in the Albanian-speaking Balkans.
Thai hip hop is hip hop music made in Thailand. Thai hip hop is distinguished from American hip hop by not only sound and language, but also by the culture from which the music is made.
Çiljeta Xhilaga, also known mononymously as Çiljeta, is an Albanian singer, model and actress.
Tallava or Talava is a music genre originating from Albanian-speaking Roma communities in Kosovo as well as in North Macedonia, with a presence in Albania. Having originated in the Roma community in Kosovo in the 1990s, it evokes regional Balkan musical styles and has become popular in Albania and North Macedonia. It is identified as part of the wider Pop-folk genre of the Southeastern Europe, which includes Chalga from Bulgaria, Skiladiko from Greece, Manele from Romania and Turbo-folk from Serbia.
Jewish hip hop is a genre of hip hop music with thematic, stylistic, or cultural ties to Judaism and its musical traditions.
Florat Qerimi, known professionally as Florat, is a Swiss-Albanian rapper and producer. He is the co-founder of the hip hop group and label MRM.