Have you ever seen crazy people talking good? I mean, I love the way Patrick Bateman delivers this dialogue in the movie American Psycho “We have to end apartheid for one. And slow down the nuclear arms race, stop terrorism and world hunger. We have to provide food and shelter for the homeless, and oppose racial discrimination and promote civil rights, while also promoting equal rights for women. We have to encourage a return to traditional moral values. Most importantly, we have to promote general social concern and less materialism in young people” The example I just gave beautifully portrays the current intentions of this devilish duo from Peshawar who have embarked on a journey of spreading the message of peace through their rap music for which they became genuine listeners first by taking off their shoes and standing in another’s to see the world the way they see it and feel as they feel. Let’s get to know The 2 Dee’s.
A Versatile Rap/HipHop band from Peshawar, Comprising of two Members; Ali Mannan a.k.a Dr. Crack, Currently studying at Khyber college of Dentistry, University of Peshawar.Dilawar Qazi a.k.a D-Rap, studying at Institute of Management Sciences (IM|S), Peshawar.
Ali Mannan started his writings since he was in 7th grade, And that inspiration came from Tupac Shakur as it was one of his songz that ever went through his ears as of Rap genre. But his writings took a musical appearance in 9th grade and used the name Dr. Crack for the first time. His first ever song he recorded was a 'Dis' track called 'Humiliating Crispo'and was just recorded over 50cent's 'In da Club' beats which got popular around communities and he kept on Producing tunes underground after that, And the sound quality just kept getting better & better with experiments. Ali accidentally went Live on stage for the very first time in GIKI at some science fare in 2008. The thing was un-expected & just a last minute call, But when he rapped with a Band that was singing 'Kala Jora Paa Sadee Farmaish Tay', Made the hall go crazy as Hell "&" Since that very performance to the current day, Ali's been performing at almost every major concert & still produces his songs out of which *Broken Wingz *Techno69 & *Ghetto Remixed are the most popular one's so far, And they've been performed Live at concerts as well. His intense flow & deep rhymes, Is what He's known for.
Dilawar Qazi, Studying at Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar. An incredible freestyle Rapper, He's been into Live performances since quite a long time. Participated almost every year since like the past 5 years in LUMS annual Olympiads, represented his institute and secured positions almost every year. He's got an incredible flow & energy and don't need lyrics for any performance, He just starts spitting as the beats are dropped and won't stop as long as the beats keep Going on. Whether digital beats, or Live drums, Keeps him going on & on & On.
They've been working as independent underground artists since quite a long time, But patched up recently & collaborated for the 'very first time' at some function and went live. The date probably was December 4th, 2010. Place was Nishtar Hall, Peshawar. The thing went great and thus the collaboration was named “The 2 Dee’s” after that. The concept of 2 D's came from their stage names i.e D.C & Rap.
As the two solo artists recently took shape of a Band, Their productions as a team have just started. One of their better-known tracks is Techno 69 – a number destined to become a clubhouse favorite with its feet-tapping desi beats and catchy lyrics. Their versions of Numb/Encore by Linkin Park and Ghetto by Akon, to which they add their own lyrics and musical flavour, are considered their audiences’ favourite songs for them to perform.
They have recently released a video for the song they are most known for, We love you KPK, a narrative about the struggles and the beauty of their beloved province. The song, a version of which features Farhan Bogra on the rabab, is an attempt to decry popular stereotypes associated with the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.