It’s a new week and that means a new Hot 5!
As you know, there are tonnes of Desi Hip Hop and we try our best to watch out and listen to every one of those. Below are hot 5 Desi Hip Hop tracks we’re feeling this week at DHH HQ.
1. ‘SAATHI’ – YAMA BUDDHA
Anil Adhikari aka Yama Buddha was one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop culture in Nepal. News of his sudden demise came out this week and left everyone in shock. There is no concrete news about the reason of his death but whatever happened to him is heartbreaking. We’ve decided to put one of his past releases ‘Saathi‘ in this list to pay him a small tribute. We’re sure that no one else can take his place. ‘Saathi’ came out in 2011 and is still fresh.
Watch ‘Saathi’ by Yama Buddha here:
2. ‘KAR NATAK’ – BANDISH PROJEKT FEAT MAWALI AND MC TOD FOD
Bandish Projekt was formed back in 1998 by Mayur Narvekar, Udyan Sagar (Nucleya) and Mehirr Nath Choppra. They’re one of the first acts who decided to create a fusion of electronic sounds and Indian elements. They’ve released an EP ‘Katal Kalaa‘ recently, which has five tracks in it. One of them features Mawali and MC Tod Fod and the track is called ‘Kar Natak‘. It came out with a video that was shot in Dharavi. It’s a fusion between Hip-Hop and Bandish Projekt’s signature style.
Watch ‘Kar Natak’ by Bandish Project feat. Mawali and MC Tod Fod here:
3. ‘ONE KID’ – BIG DEAL
Samir Mohanty aka Big Deal has been talking about his upcoming EP ‘One Kid With A Dream‘ from a very long time now. To give you a taste of what he has been cooking, he decided to drop ‘One Kid‘ this week. The first thing that is going to grab your attention is a Sarangi driven melody that has been used wisely behind some deep and tight 808s. Big Deal has spat some tight bars about his life throughout the track. It’s basically about how people around him have been trying to influence his decisions just because of the expectations that they have from him. It’s about keeping that one dream alive in his heart. Bishmen Write did a great job on the video part.
Watch ‘One Kid’ by Big Deal here:
4. ‘KAMEENA MODE ON’ – SUN J
‘Kameena Mode On‘ is a perfect example of exemplary Sun J‘s flow and rhyme pattern. The story behind framing this track was to demonstrate his point against the haters who attempt to draw him down. He has an alternate approach towards individuals abhorring him. Sun J guarantees that haters are the ones who discuss you here and there, which eventually brings free advertisement and unexpectedly leaves points that an artist like him can use to show his speciality. Sun J has handled everything from music production to video editing in this video.
Watch ‘Kameena Mode On’ by Sun J here:
5. ‘LEHRA TIRANGA’ – HARD KAUR FEAT. BHAVEN DHANAK
‘Lehra Tiranga‘ is Hard Kaur‘s latest release that features Bhaven Dhanak. It’s a tribute to Indian Army who is working hard to protect India from external threats. The thing that we liked about this track is the reason behind its creation. Hard Kaur has decided to donate the complete revenue that she generates out of the sales of this track to at least one family of a soldier who lost their life while serving for their country. This track was produced and composed by Hard Kaur and features energetic vocals from Bhaven Dhanak. Rahul Beniwal handled the typographical video. Support this cause by purchasing this track legally from online stores.
Watch ‘Lehra Tiranga’ by Hard Kaur feat. Bhaven Dhanak here: