30 May 1987
Leguwa, Dhankuta District, Koshi, Purwanchal, Nepal
14 January 2017 (aged 29)
Anil Adhikari (May 30), better known by his stage name Yama Buddha, is a trilingual Nepali rapper. Having written his first poem in the 3rd grade, Yama Buddha demonstrated a natural talent for writing at a very young age. As he grew up listening to hip hop music, Yama's poetry evolved into writing rhymes, and began rapping at the age of 16. Born in a small Nepali village, he was inspired by poverty and class struggle to use hip hop as a tool for social change.
Since embarking on his journey into the world of hip hop, Yama Buddha has gone through tremendous transformations as an artist and an individual, reflected in the lyrical content of his music. He raps for the love of humanity, for creative self expression, and most of all to carry a conscious minded, positive message. Yama Buddha's debut release, "Ekadesh", in which he pushes the boundaries of conventional hip hop through the use of social messages and various styles of rapping, is now available for purchase globally.
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