“Even though you are fed up, you gotta keep your head up…. During your life, don’t stop dreaming. No one can take your dreams.” – Tupac Shakur. Becoming a rapper in today’s day and age is not very difficult but the test of a true rapper comes when he is faced with obstacles and how he deals with them is a testament to his success. The meaning of the words of infamous rapper Tupac can be witnessed in the life of a young and raw desi rapper, full of dreams and ambition from California, Ryan Tanveer aka ‘Bandzo3rd’. With a vision to take the desi rap scene to an international level, ‘Bandzo3rd’ dropped his hot new single in 2020 ‘Yaar Koi Nai’.
Bandzo3rd is a young man who was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and later at the age of 12 migrated to California, USA with his mother. At the age of 9 when he took a liking to rap music and then astonishingly, he began writing music at the tender age of 12. Re-igniting his passion for rap, Bandzo3rd wanted to take his career to the next level and make his mark in the rap industry by releasing a single in 2020. When asked about the versatility of his rap and what makes him different from other rappers his manager mentioned “With his struggling past and diversity in the music that he has to offer in multiple languages, he created a unique flow which makes him stand out amongst other rappers. He usually does west coast gangster trap music but can switch between in a variety of unique rap styles like desi hip-hop, Urdu/Hindi rap music, Punjabi rap music, and drill music as well.” Bandzo3rd is very keen on authenticity and encourages his fans to be raw, real, authentic and dedicated in everything that they do, meanwhile he himself strives to focus on achieving his goals and be the best version of himself. His mission is to motivate the lives of his fans by being able to share his life experiences and encourage them through rap.
When asked about what he thinks are the characteristics of a great rapper he replied, “I believe in creating quality music over quantity, consistency and dedication is what I believe makes you a successful artist over time. Of course, I not only aspire to be one, but also consistently work very hard towards establishing my name in the industry.”