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Outlandish

Band, *1997 DK, Brøndby Strand
Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop
A.k.a. Outland Moro

Danish Hip-hop trio, established 1997. The three members comes from various ethnic backgrounds, each bringing elements of their musical culture to the music to the trio, Isam Bachiri from Marocco, Lenny Martinez from Honduras and Cuba, and Waqas Qadri from Pakistan. The three teamed up as teenagers sharing an early interest in break-dance and rap, forming the trio YGB’s (Young Gifted and Brown) in High School. In 1997 they changed their name to Outlandish and signed with BMG. While studying Bachiri went to Kuwait and Qadri to Pakistan, both bringing back musical inspiration for the debut album “Outland's Official” released in 2000, including hit singles “Walou” and “Wherever”. The second album, ”Bread & Barrels of Water” from 2003 included an even bigger hit, ”Guantanamo”. Over the years Outlandish has been struggling touring fatigue and loss of collaboration leading to solo-projects. But in 2009 Outlandish released it’s fourth album, “Sound of a Rebel”, announcing the mutual inspiration was back. Throughout the decade Outlandish has been very popular in Denmark, seen as a rolemodel in multicultural synergy. The music is poetic and tuneful, not unlike Fugees, leading to succes outside the Hip-Hop audience.

        
Members
PortraitIsam B.
voc, bvoc *1977
PortraitLenny Martinez
CU
PortraitWaqas Ali Qadri
*1976
Popular Tracks   
Aicha on Bread & Barrels Of Water by Outlandish
Callin' U on Closer Than Veins - Deluxe Edition by Outlandish
Guantanamo on Bread & Barrels Of Water by Outlandish
Look Into My Eyes on Closer Than Veins - Deluxe Edition by Outlandish
Higher on Higher by Outlandish & Shaka Loveless
Callin' U - Radio Edit on Callin' U by Outlandish
Walou on Outland's Official by Outlandish
Ready To Love on Warrior // Worrier by Outlandish
Feels Like Saving The World on Sound Of A Rebel by Outlandish
I Only Ask of God on Closer Than Veins - Deluxe Edition by Outlandish

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
My Old ManOutlandish2016Single
My Old Man (Remix)Outlandish2016Album
The StartOutlandish2014Album
The StartOutlandish2014Album
Ready To LoveOutlandish2013Album
Warrior // WorriorOutlandish2012Album
Warrior // WorrierOutlandish2012Album
Let Off Some SteamOutlandish2009Album
Feels Like Saving The WorldOutlandish2009Album
Sound Of A RebelOutlandish2009Album
Look Into My EyesOutlandish2006Single
Callin' YouOutlandish2006Single
Kom IgenOutlandish2006Single
I Only Ask Of GodOutlandish2006Single
Closer Than VeinsOutlandish2005Album
Man Binder Os På Hånd Og MundOutlandish2004Single
GuantanamoOutlandish2003Single
Bread & Barrels Of WaterOutlandish2003Album
Bread & Barrels Of WaterOutlandish2003Album
AichaOutlandish2003Single
GuantanamoOutlandish2002Single
GrittyOutlandish2002Single
WalouOutlandish2001Album
Stick 'Em UpOutlandish2001Single
Outland's OfficialOutlandish2000Album
WhereverOutlandish2000Single
Saturday Night / Pacific To PacificOutlandish1998Single
Pacific To PacificOutlandish1997Single
Come OnOutlandishSingle
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