October 3, 2017 7:15:28 pm
If you love rhythmic beats over soft melancholic songs, you’ll remember the hip-hop hits that swarmed the music industry half a decade ago. Remember songs like ‘Move Your Body Now’, ‘Chaar Baj Gaye’ and ‘Laung Da Lashkara’? Rapper and hip-hopper Hard Kaur aka Taran Kaur Dhillon was one of the first singers to start the trend in early 2010s. However, a few years down the line, there was a dearth of good hip-hop hits.
Set to revive the music scene in the country, Kaur decided to look out for underground and overground hip-hop artistes and create a new club for her latest album — The Rising MixTape Vol I — that came out in August 2017. Featuring 30 Indian rappers and singers like Tony Sebastian, Shah Rule, Illa Straight, Su Real, Balan Kashmir, MC Zani and Apeksha Dandekar, it puts the spotlight on the rise of the hip-hop movement in Mumbai.
A 33.09-minute documentary gives a sneak peek on the making of the album and focuses on the growth of hip-hop in the most unlikeliest of places. “For the first time you get a real insight into the Indian hip hop scene and the amazing artists from the underground and overground representing their skills and knowledge. This is the movement for our future,” the documentary has been captioned on YouTube.
Insightful, isn’t it?
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