Mohammad Nouri

Mohammad Nouri (Persian: محمد نوری ‎) (December 22, 1929 – July 31, 2010) was one of the foremost folk and pop singers in Iran.

He studied the English Language and Literature at the University of Tehran, but continued his professional career in music.[1] He studied Persian music under Esmaeil Mehrtash and music theory and piano under Sirous Shahrdar and Fereidoun Farzaneh. In his singing style he was considered as a follower of Hossein Aslani and Naser Hosseini.[1]

Nouri rose to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing and enjoyed four decades of popularity among Iranians of all generations.

His song Jaan-e Maryam, Gol-e Maryam (جان مریم، گل مریم), as well as his patriotic song Iran, Iran, have been and are well known melodies and themes among three generations of Iranians from both before and after the 1979 Iranian



Soroush Lashkari (Persian: سروش لشکری‎; born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: هیچکس‎; meaning “Nobody”)is an Iranian rapper based in Tehran. Hichkas is considered[by whom?] as one of pioneers of “Persian Rap” and “Persian Urban music“.  He has never received official permission to release his music legally in Iran since most western-style music is banned in the country.

Hichkas is one of the first Iranian Rappers that his works has made success.In about 2003, he started his works in Vanak with covering some English Language songs.Hichkas gained attention when he began rapping in Persian about social problems and young generation in Iran.Releasing his first album, made his name much reputable in Iranian community.  Hichkas has a unique theistic and nationalisitic lyrics style, avoiding vulgar words, referring to social issues