#37. Isam Bachiri: From Hip-Hop To A Spiritual Journey
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Isam Bachiri is a vocalist, rapper and former member of the hip-hop group, ‘Outlandish’.

Together with his friends Waqas Qadri and Lenny Martinez,  they formed ‘Outlandish’ in Denmark in 1997. ‘Outlandish’ went on to enjoy international success, with songs reflecting their respective musical and ethnic backgrounds.

Their music represented religious diversity and touched new depths of musical creativity, as well as political and social consciousness.

In 2007, Isam released his first solo album, ‘Institution’. He has recently released his second album, ‘Lost for Words’

In this episode, we talk to Isam about how he was influenced by hip-hop and what drove him to start a group against all odds. We discuss the trials and tribulations of making it in the music industry, the importance of staying true to yourself and how self-reflection has helped him to continue to create meaningful music today.

Isam opens up about his spiritual journey over the past decade where he has spent time on reconnecting with his soul to be able to express himself via service and love.

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