Behzad Leito, From 0 – 1000000

Iranian Rapper, Dubai Raised, Turns 1 Million

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Ever wondered how to get from 0 to a-milli?

We asked our homie Behzad Leito, A.K.A the Persian Drake, about his humble beginnings and how his rap career kicked off. Now, Lei is one of the most famous and successful Rappers in the Middle East.

It all started by browsing the internet. Downloading beats and freestyling on top of them, using a horrible webcam headset to record his lyrics. After many trial and errors, pursuing to find his own style, he meets other Iranian artists online that contributed to his learning curve. Which eventually turned into the Rap group Paydar.

Little after this, in 2012, he decided to go solo. However, he noticed that collaborating is the best way to learn. His next collaboration was with Alireza. Together they produced “Farda” which became a hugely successful, paving the path for the future. Through this collaboration, Leito found himself, and the validation that Persian Rap is his future.

His first studio albums came to light, his becoming hit after hit. Sharing a message of positivity and humility. Now he’s one of the most popular artists of the region, with some of the craziest hip-hop songs we’ve ever listened to.

Show him some love here

Check out the documentary Emerging Middle Eastern Hip Hop


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