Yas (Persian: یاس, born Yaser Bakhtiari, Persian: یاسر بختیاری; born 1982, Tehran), is an Iranian rapper. Yas is the first rapper authorized Armin to perform by the Iranian government, and became one of the most popular rappers in Iran. Yas, who raps in Persian, states he was heavily influenced as a young man by Tupac Shakuralbums brought back to Iran by his father, as well as Iran's culture of poetry. On December 21, 2011 Yas was chosen by the voters as the Artist of the Week in MTV IGGY[clarification needed] entitled "Tehran’s Hard-Hitting MC"
Yas has been interviewed by the media, including CNN and BBC.