Shad Albarazanji (Born August 6, 1995), known professionally as Bazanji, is an American hip hop artist of Kurdish descent. The 22-year-old artist was born in England and moved to North Carolina at the age of 6. Bazanji is also a full-time dental school student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been validating his path into the hip-hop scene with millions of online streams and many performances alongside noteworthy artists such as DJ Khaled. Before discovering hip-hop, Bazanji experienced a rich taste of music as a drummer in multiple rock bands. Due to his musical background, he made it a priority to be in control of all aspects of his work, as he handles all writing, engineering, mixing, mastering, and occasional production. Bazanji hopes to tell his story as a student artist; an uncommon occurrence in current hip-hop.
On November 18th, 2017, Bazanji released his long-awaited debut album titled Mixed Feelings. The 10-track album debuted at #13 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart and has accumulated over 10 million streams.
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