Desi Hip Hop is growing in India and it is growing at a fast rate. There are tonnes of releases every week and at DesiHipHop, we try our best to watch out and listen to every one of those. Below are hot 5 Hip Hop tracks we’re feeling this week at DHH HQ.
1. CHENNAI CITY – KING ND, DDM, MC GO DRAVIDAN AND AJ
This is the opening track of ‘Lessons‘ which is Chennai city’s first mixtape. This track features lyrics in Tamil, English and Hindi and is a treat for South-Indian Hip-Hop music fans. Adithya Bhat handled the production and gave this mixtape tape an Old-Skool feel. We sponsored the whole initiative and tried to bring this beautiful piece of work in front of you all.
Watch ‘Chennai City’ by King ND, DDM, MC GO Dravidan and AJ here:
2. MTBK – BOHEMIA AND LAZARUS FEAT. DEEP JANDU AND SHAXE ORIAH
MTBK was one of the most awaited tracks from Kali Denali Music‘s vault. Lazarus was seen spitting verses and chilling with Bohemia in the streets of U.S. and their respective fans knew that they’re gonna release something together soon. MTBK stands for Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin and is a remake of Lt. Labh Janjua‘s famous single with the same name. This time the hook section features Deep Jandu on Shaxe Oriah‘s beat. J. Hind shot the video. So, it’s a typical Kali Denali Music’s product.
Watch ‘MTBK’ by Bohemia and Lazarus feat. Deep Jandu & Shaxe Oriah here:
3. RAFTAAR – AURAT
The whole Bangalore eve teasing fiasco has stirred up a lot of emotions and Raftaar decided to address this issue via his trademark style. He dropped a free verse called, ‘Aurat‘ during an interview on Radio City with RJ Yuvi.
He has expressed his disgust about the event on social media. He was also ticked off about the fact that mainstream rappers are being targeted due to their lyrics and music being about objectifying women. He always tries to keep himself socially relevant and his thoughts about the Bangalore incident are a proof. Raftaar never fails to deliver meaningful bars when it comes to socially relevant topics.
Listen to ‘Aurat’ by Raftaar here:
4. STRAIGHT UP (REFIX) – OLVIN AND HARDY
Olvin and Hardy murdered the instrumental of ‘5 PM‘ by Logic which was originally produced by C-Sick. Olvin went first and spat his part in Hindi & then the beat was taken over by Hardy who decided to ride the beat in Punjabi. It’s all about their way of telling that they’re the best out there. A typical Hip-Hop theme, Right? No. Hit the play button and enjoy this peace.
Listen ‘Straight Up (Refix)’ by Olvin and Hardy here:
5. KAB TAK – YUNGSTA
‘Kab Tak‘ is another track on women’s condition in modern world. Yungsta did a very great job in discussing points that are actually true. It’s all about the society’s foul ideologies towards women. He spat bars with a flow that will bind you with this track. Give it a listen and respect women.
Listen to ‘Kab Tak’ by Yungsta :
Bonus Tracks –
DUNYA DOUZAK – KING SAIFI
‘Dunya Douzak‘ by King Saifi is a dedication to women and talks about the foul condition of women in our society. A tragic event that Banglore witnessed recently inspired him to talk about everything that troubles him and calls his inner self. This is a must listen as it has a very deep message that everyone needs to connect with.
Listen ‘Dunya Douzak’ by King Saifi here:
DIL DA HAAL – DANIAL HYDER, DEBASHREE DASGUPTA AND SUNNY KHAN DURRANI
‘Dil Da Haal‘ is a cross-border collaboration that features Debashree Dasgupta from India on Danial Hyder‘s composed track who is a Pakistan-based artist like Sunny Khan Durrani. This is a romantic pop/rap track which features Debashree and Danial Hyder’s beautiful voice and a verse by Sunny. These artists have never met each other but their love towards music is something that you’ll understand in the first go. This is a dulcet track & targets both Hip-Hop and Non-Hip-Hop audience.
Listen ‘Dil Da Haal’ by Danial Hyder, Debashree Dasgupta and Sunny Khan Durrani here: