An Interview with Fakhr-e-Alam

Fakhr-e-Alam read my piece about Bhangra Rap, and graciously agreed to talk a little bit more about it. In this conversation Fakhr and I discuss rap, the 90s music scene in Pakistan, important figures in the industry, how he set up his career, and his latest music.

This conversation also includes stories about Rohail Hyatt, Shoaib Mansoor, Ghazanfar Ali, ‘Chacha’ Idrees, Shezan Saleem, among others.

Audio

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Gratitude

Special thanks to Natasha Noorani for suggesting this to Fakhr-e-Alam, editing, and publishing. Thanks also to friends who helped with the direction of conversation: Ahmer Naqvi, Maryam Reza, Shahir Ahmed, Faaez ul Haq, Aizaz Ahsan. And also to so many others who sent encouragement.