Music in Eurasia remains heavily influenced by older, more classic sources. In many Eurasian countries it stands out most in global music for still being produced mostly in the local languages, rather than frequently prefering English. However, the rock and pop scenes have also been influenced by modern western rock and pop, which have become global phenomena. The music of Eurasia is also broadly diverse, with many other forms and influences.

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Basta / Баста

Basta (Баста) the stage name of Vasilli Bakulenko (Василий Михайлович Вакуленко), is one of Russia’s most iconic rappers. Originally from Rostov-on-Don, Vasilli studied music in high school and, under the influence of rappers like Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and Busta Rhymes, formed his own rap group at the age of fifteen. Basta later collaborated […]

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