Hip-Hop has always been about reppin’ where you come from, that was also the vision of these Chennai-based artists who all came together with the idea of representing their city by creating a mixtape about Chennai, it’s sounds, language as well as the things they’ve learned there. This is ‘Lessons’ from the Chennai desi hip hop scene.
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Their idea was to spread knowledge and solidarity through Hip-Hop. Chennai is almost the forgotten city in the underground music scene but these artists have set about to change that. King ND, the instigator behind this tape, inlisted AJ RWB, MC GO Dravidan and Ddm Dopemachas to jump on board and create something special. But, their decision of bringing in Adithya Bhat literally changed the vibe of this mixtape.
There are six tracks on ‘Lessons’ and each one has a message. It’s a multi-lingual initiative by all of them to target a wider audience. They’ve recorded music in Tamil, English and Hindi. However, the thing that I liked about the mixtape was the production. Each and every track from this tape has a classic Old-Skool feel which is intertwined with South-Indian harmonies. Opening track from this tape is ‘Chennai City‘ which is all about the different shades of their city. The video for the same track covers almost every aspect of Chennai.
All of them went live through our Facebook page to have a chat session with the people who had questions regarding this tape. Producer of this tape also went live to discuss tips and tricks about the production sector of a track.
‘Lessons’ is available for free streaming and download on Saavn & all other music distribution platforms.
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Watch the video of ‘Chennai City’ here: