Outlandish are a European hip-hop group based in Denmark. Formed in 1997, they consist of Isam Bachiri (from Morocco), Waqas Ali Qadri (from Pakistan), and Lenny Martinez (from Honduras). All three members are religious, with Isam and Waqas being devout Muslims, and Lenny being at least nominally catholic. The band members lived in BrÃ¸ndby Strand.
Outlandish's R&B/Hip-hop/Rap/soul music takes influences from their various backgrounds (Arab, Persiani, and Latin music), and although their songs are primarily in English, they usually feature lyrics in Spanish, Urdu, and Arabic. All these influences make the music of Outlandish somewhat unique and this is easy to notice from the variety of genres covered in their albums. Outlandish often include themes about Islam and contemporary issues facing young Muslims in the west in their music, and sometimes their songs define a nasheed-like unique genre.
Their single "Pacific To Pacific" was in connection with an Amnesty International charity event. Next came the single "Saturday Night", a song that was later to be included on the soundtrack for the Danish movie Pizza King...
|years active||1997 – present|
|music genre||Hip hop music|
|current members|| Waqas Ali Qadri|