QASIM NAQVI (born November 11th 1991) also known by his stage name 'QZER' is a rapper, producer, song writer, composer and a dental student.
Qzer started writing rap songs at the age of 11 and recorded his first experimental song at the age of 12. He started rapping about historical and modern day events under the rap name 'KARLIM'. Due to studies and other issues, he did not pursue rapping till the age of 15. Living in Virginia, he describes the American hip hop culture rather more 'entertaining and well respected' as compared to the hip hop culture they had back in Pakistan.
By the age of 16, Karlim had turned to Qzer, and his raps evolved from the 'boring stuff' to 'radio music'. Picking up influences from rappers such as Eminem, Jay Z, Biggie, D12, and other mainstream artists, Qzer wanted to rap about his life. Living that teenage life in States provided him more exposure to hop hop. Participating in freestyle sessions with his high school friends gave him an upper edge to sharpen his skills and bring in more creativity to his 'game'. Out of all elements in the rap game, concepts were Qzer’s favorite way of expressing his thoughts.
At the age of 17, Qzer released his second mixtape in UK. He called it 'MA VITA' meaning 'my life'. This was completely different from his first mixtape (PRELUDE, USA) and it discussed major events that took place in his life. Shocked at the response from the dead hip hop crowd in Pakistan, Qzer stepped his game up by releasing his third mixtape (MYO EVOLUTION, PAKISTAN). Myo-Evolution was lyrically more conceptual and covered a wider range of listeners. After the third mixtape, Qzer has been releasing tracks with intervals.
Impressed by what other Pakistani rappers were upto, Qzer formed a crew known as 'LIFELINETHUGS'. In it were talented individuals working as a team to provide listeners a taste of their favorite fruit. The crew will be shortly releasing their album 'LLT- THE LAST NOTE' (2011) covering almost all major genres. Expecting to target a large audience, Qzer is now 19 and one of the most known rappers in Pakistan.