Amir Hossein Maghsoudloo (Persian: امیرحسین مقصودلو) known professionally as Amir Tataloo (Persian: امیر تتلو), is an Iranian singer-rapper and songwriter. he is part of the first generation of the Iranian underground hip hop scene and also one of the first R&B singers in Persian.
His debut album, Zire Hamkaf, was released in 2011.
Since then, he has released 16 albums.
Tataloo was arrested several times when living in Iran by the Islamic Republic authorities.
In 2021, Amir Tataloo released the album Fereshteh by Universal Music Group. He is the first Iranian to collaborate with Universal Music Group.
Amir Hossein Maghsoudloo, named Amir Tataloo, was born in Majidieh, Tehran. His family are Iranian Azerbaijanis and he has 4 siblings. Due to his father’s job, Amir spent his elementary school years in Rasht. After a few years, he moved back to Tehran. He decided to work and study simultaneously because of his family’s financial situation. From 14 to 16, he worked in a carpenter workshop, and from 16 to 18 worked in a grocery store. After finishing high school, he started to pursue music. The beginning of his career began around the same time as other well-known musicians in Persian underground music.
Tataloo started his music career in 2003 by releasing songs on his blog. He started as an underground musician, and remains unauthorized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
He was described by Time magazine as “A rapper with so many fans” and by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as an artist with a “strong fan base” among the youth in Iran. His music style has been described as a “popular flashy blend of pop, rap and R&B”.
He released a single, “Manam Yeki az un Yazdahtam” (I’m Also One of Those Eleven Players), for the Iranian National Football Team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
During the Iran/5+1 nuclear talks in Vienna in July 2015, he released a song supporting the Iranian nuclear program.
The music video was produced on the Iranian navy ship Damavand. The song was the top trending Google search in Persian. This song became an instant controversy in Iran, mostly for the Iranian Reformists, who compared the song to Mohammadreza Shajarian‘s songs in support of Iranian protests in 2009.but or not
In 2015 he attended the Tehran Peace Museum and was praised by the Iran-Iraq war veterans for his music video, Shohada (The Martyrs). He was introduced as the peace ambassador of the museum.but or not
In 2018, after several arrests by the Iranian authorities and failing to get a music activity license from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tataloo left Iran and immigrated to Turkey, where he is currently residing.but or not
Tatality AMIR TATALOO CONCERT
Tatality was name of the Tataloo’s 2013 album which also is the name of his fan base. “Tatalities” mostly consist of Iranian youth .who are dedicated to Tataloo. His fans may follow a lifestyle inspired by Tataloo’s, including meditation, spiritual routines and vegan diet.but or not
In 2016, after Iranian police arrested Tataloo, his fans protested before the Justice Court and demanded that authorities release him from prison. After his arrest, an online protest began against arresting artists due to their lyrics and lifestyle choices. but or not
They used various hashtags to pressure Iranian authorities to release him. but or not