“Bhaee Hazir Hai” – Ali Zafar announces Rap battle for Pakistan's hip hop talent (VIDEO)

07:04 PM | 4 Jan, 2021
“Bhaee Hazir Hai” – Ali Zafar announces Rap battle for Pakistan's hip hop talent (VIDEO)

Ali Zafar's Bhaee Hazir Ha rap competition has now been revamped into a full-fledged rap battle. Originally Zafar was hosting the rap competition on his record page, but the Teefa in Trouble star is now taking the competition to a whole new level.

Overwhelmed by entries since they exceeded his expectation, the Rockstar vocalist will be shortlisting 30 competitors instead of three finalists, who would compete and be judged by critically acclaimed rappers.

The 40-year-old singer uploaded a video message giving an update about the winners on his official Twitter handle:

“I had shared a video earlier announcing my #BhaeeHazirHai rap competition where I said we’d pick out three of the best rappers from the entries we receive. But you guys exceeded my expectations with your raps, lyrics and even videos. You also made things more difficult for me because we’ve received more than a thousand entries, so how can I just select three?”

He further added that hip hop talent in Pakistan deserved much due recognition:

“I thought, if I only select three, what about the several others who are just as deserving? So I came up with an idea, lets shortlist 30 candidates and start a rap battle. We will shortlist 30 candidates and I won’t do that. I want this to be a democratic process and I want you all to be satisfied with the selection,” said the Channo singer.

The panel of acclaimed rappers features Lazarus who is a Detroit-based American rapper and songwriter of Pakistani descent, Fakhar-e-Alam, who introduced bhangra rap in Pakistan, Entity Paradigm’s Ahmad Ali Butt and Young Stunners’ Talha Yunus.

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Kamran Rashid Khan whose stage name is Lazarus gave a shoutout to Ali Zafar in a tweet saying that he feels truly honoured to judge Pakistan’s biggest rap battle :

"Shout out to singer/actor/superstar @AliZafarsays and @falamb3 for reaching out to me to judge Pakistan’s biggest rap battle. Truly honored! 1,400 contestants, got to narrow them to 30 before the finals! Tag some dope rappers from Pakistan."

After finalising three champions from the rap battle, they will star alongside Zafar in his upcoming music video. The label Lightingale records owned by Zafar would also sign hip hop artists from the competition.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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