Quarashi was a rap/hip-hop band from ReykjavÃk, Iceland. It was comprised of HÃ¶ssi Olafsson (replaced by Tiny (real name Egill Ã“lafur Ãžorarensen) on the final album), who was the lead vocalist and frontman of the group, Omar Swarez (Ã“mar Ã–rn Hauksson), who served as a rapper and hype man, and Steini a.k.a. Stoney (Steinar Orri Fjeldsted), who also served as a rapper and hype man. The fourth member of the group was SÃ¶lvi BlÃ¶ndal, who was their producer, keyboardist, percussionist, and drummer. He also helped in the songwriting process. For live shows, Quarashi was joined by a guitarist (SmÃ¡ri "Tarfur" JÃ³sepsson, later replaced with Vidar HÃ¡kon Gislason), a bassist (Gaukur Ãšlfarsson), and a DJ (DJ Dice, later replaced with DJ Magic).
The group has a loyal following, especially in their native Iceland. Each of their records (Switchstance, Quarashi, Xeneizes, Kristnihald undir JÃ¶kli, Jinx, Guerilla Disco) have sold well in their homeland. Quarashi was a rap group, but they c...
|years active||1996 in music|
|Mainstream Years active||2002|
|music genre||Hip hop music|
|current members|| SĂ¶lvi BlĂ¶ndal|
Egill Olafur Ăžorarensen
Steinar Orri FjeldstedOmar Ă–rn Hauksson