Tony Mohraz (born 11 August 1997) known professionally as “021kid” is an Iranian rapper, songwriter, producer, and the drillfarsi label owner. He is considered to be the Persian drill music genre pioneer.
021kid made a sharp turn up in 12 months with over 1 million plays on Soundcloud.
He decided to pursue rap full-time and ambushed the Persian music industry with constant single releases, making waves with tracks like “31tir” which debuted as one of the most played Persian rap songs on Soundcloud with more than 500k plays in 12 months since July 2020.
His style grew progressively harder and more aggressive as my skills expanded, with melodic and light hearted flows becoming more confident and fluid by 2020s “Dally” single featuring south Londoner rapper (Nixxxsta) which people also refer to it as the first Persian drill song in history!
It was just after that track that a new trend within the new generation has started, a new genre was born and he became the Persian drill pioneer.
On 5th September 2019 with less than 12 months of his arrival in the UK and no prior experience in live performing, got the chance to perform his first official English single track called “Amazing grace” in Manchester Arena in front of 300 people and had the crowd applauding for him.
After he made a lot of noise and got approached by two of the radio presenters in the UK: the first one was “Shay D” from radio representative which the results were playing “West London” live on the “Reprezent Radio” The Spotlight show which was basically the first time ever a Persian Drill music has been played on an international radio.
Not too long after the first play on the radio, ”Ellie Prohan” from ”Kissfmuk” Radio decided to play 021kid and the Persian drill once again to the entire country.
What everyone then learned was that ‘021kid’ wasn’t just another local rapper who happened to put out a great project, but was also a fearless performer. seemingly he wasn’t about to stop after his track played 2 times in a row at 2 different radio stations, so he came back with another banger called ”TARLAN” which the east London based radio ”Doncityradio” invited him over for a live performance of that tune.
As an independent artist who came up on his own, he decided to expand his career and help upcoming artists to achieve the same results, that wherein 2021 drillfarsi.com was born.
an independent music streaming service that had got recognized due to my success from the Persian drill genre. Drill Farsi offers a mass of features for musicians and artists starting from music publishing to media articles and a marketplace where letting people sell their music, beats and have a place to call home for their music and fan base.
Drill Farsi was launched as a record label in Late August due to the number of requests from the fans and the market needing a platform to host its talents and have a base for Persian drill, Drillfarsi.com came online, a service providing users to upload their music, interact with other users, and become recognized as there was nowhere for this genre to be seen or followed.