Quarashi

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A pioneering Icelandic rap group from the capital city Reykjavík founded in 1996 by Hössi, Sölvi B, Ómar Swarez, and Steini a.k.a. Stoney, performing with lyrics in Icelandic and sometimes English and Danish, the group has seen a few changes to its formation over the years and also includes live band members when on stage.

Founded in 1996 by Hössi and Sölvi B together with famous Icelandic skater and graffiti artist Steini a.k.a. Stoney. Then joined by Ómar Swarez, the group went on to release their debut EP "Switchstance" as well as their self-titled debut the following year. Their sophomore effort "Xeneizes" followed two years later. In 2000 it was announced that the group would sign to Columbia with production being handled by Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs, and Brendan O'Brien. The third album "Jinx" was released in 2002 and was recorded in Reykjavík, New York City, and Los Angeles. That same year Quarashi composed the Soundtrack for a rendition of the play 'Kristnihald undir jökli' (Halldór Laxness) at Borgarleikhúsið, with the Soundtrack being released in Iceland that same year.

After 6 years and 4 albums with the group, Hössi decided to part ways with the group and was eventually replaced by Tiny. For live shows, Quarashi was joined by guitarist Smári "Tarfur" Jósepsson, bassist Gaukur Úlfarsson, and DJ Dice (later replaced by DJ Magic). 2004 saw the release of the groups' fifth studio album "Guerilla Disco". A year later the group released its greatest hits album "Anthology", which was followed by a 10-year hiatus. The group came back together, with Hössi rejoining the group, together they went on to release the single "Chicago" in 2016.
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Albums

POP 005 Quarashi - Quarashi album art Quarashi Quarashi (Album) Pop Músík, LAX Records (2) POP 005 Iceland 1997 Sell This Version
JAP9968-2 Quarashi - Xeneizes album art Quarashi Xeneizes (Album) Japis, LAX Records (2) JAP9968-2 Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
SPROTI013 Quarashi - Kristnihald Undir Jökli album art Quarashi Kristnihald Undir Jökli (Album) Sproti SPROTI013 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Quarashi - Jinx album art Quarashi Jinx (Album) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia none US 2001 Sell This Version
DCD019 Quarashi - Guerilla Disco album art Quarashi Guerilla Disco (Album) Dennis, Skífan DCD019 Iceland 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LAX002 Quarashi - Switchstance album art Quarashi Switchstance (EP) Lax Records (2) LAX002 Iceland 1996 Sell This Version
LAX 003 Quarashi - Vinyl Single #1 album art Quarashi Vinyl Single #1(12", Single, Ltd, Num) Lax Records (2) LAX 003 Iceland 1997 Sell This Version
LAX 005 Quarashi - Vinyl Single #3 album art Quarashi Vinyl Single #3(12", Single, Ltd, Num) Lax Records (2) LAX 005 Iceland 1998 Sell This Version
LAX 004 Quarashi - Vinyl Single #2 album art Quarashi Vinyl Single #2(12", Single, Ltd, Num) Lax Records (2) LAX 004 Iceland 1998 Sell This Version
CSK 54957-51 Quarashi - Stick 'Em Up album art Quarashi Stick 'Em Up (Maxi, Single) Columbia CSK 54957-51 US 2001 Sell This Version
CSK 59914 Quarashi - Mr. Jinx (We Got It Right) album art Quarashi Mr. Jinx (We Got It Right)(CD, Single, Promo) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia CSK 59914 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Quarashi - Rock On album art Quarashi Rock On(File, MP3, Single) LAXmenn none Iceland 2014
none Quarashi - Chicago album art Quarashi Chicago(File, MP3, Single) LAXmenn none Iceland 2016

Compilations

none Quarashi - Box Set album art Quarashi Box Set(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 2xCD, Album + CD, Smplr + DV) LAXmenn none Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
LAX003 Quarashi - Anthology album art Quarashi Anthology(2xCD, Comp, Dig + DVD-V) LAXmenn, Sena LAX003 Iceland 2011 Sell This Version

Videos

Q-SEU-CC-DB-S-01220Z Quarashi - Stick Em Up album art Quarashi Stick Em Up(VHS, Single, Promo) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia Records Q-SEU-CC-DB-S-01220Z US 2002 Sell This Version
CSD 56852 Quarashi - Not From Around Here album art Lostprophets, Quarashi Lostprophets, Quarashi - Not From Around Here(DVD, Promo, NTSC) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia Records CSD 56852 US 2002 Sell This Version
Q-MJ-CC-DB-S-08090Z Quarashi - Mr. Jinx (We Got It Right) album art Quarashi Mr. Jinx (We Got It Right)(VHS, Single, Promo) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia Records Q-MJ-CC-DB-S-08090Z US 2002 Sell This Version
LAX006 Quarashi - Á Bestu Útihátíðinni 2011 album art Quarashi Á Bestu Útihátíðinni 2011(DVD-V) LAXmenn, Record Records (5) LAX006 Iceland 2012 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CSK 54885 Quarashi - Selling Ice To Greenland album art Quarashi Selling Ice To Greenland(CD, Promo) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia CSK 54885 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Quarashi - 3 Titres album art Quarashi 3 Titres(CD, Promo, Smplr) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia none France 2001 Sell This Version
CSK 56818 Quarashi - Street Sampler album art Quarashi Street Sampler(CD, Enh, Promo, Smplr) Time Bomb Recordings, Columbia CSK 56818 US 2002 Sell This Version