DesiHipHop’s Hot 5 Of The Week (W/71)

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Desi Hip-Hop, as a genre, is growing prodigiously. A lot of artists release their music every week for their audience and for the culture predominantly. We, at, try to pick the releases that circles everywhere on the social media throughout the week. However, these hand-picked releases are not placed in any numerological order because it’s not based on statistics.

Wanna know what’s hot this week? Find out in the article below.

hot 5 of the week


Mumbai-based rapper, The Siege, released a powerful music video for his single “Kalam” this past week. “Kalam”, a track that he had written way back in 2016, contains rage and guilt pushed with powerful bars. When asked, Siege calls this song the sound of his soul. Using the art form he is blessed with, he addresses what he sees and observes around him. The video is another treat to the listeners and viewers. Directed by Mumbai-based cinematographer Rahul Chavan of team Rolling Shutter, this video contains visuals that display the rawness and gritty nature of the track.

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Uski galti kya thi? Zyada na wo janti,
Ab wo duniya mein do bachhon ko laati,
Unka baap to faraar to wo bachhon ko batati,
Kaise maangte hain bheek, phir wo khud hi bik jati”

Watch “Kalam” by The Siege here:


Eventually, in a span of seven days, “Purana Wala” was the third announcement which involved the legendary Punjabi rapper.  MTV India announced “Purana Wala” on May 9, 2017 as an exclusive release for MTV Spoken Word 2. It’s a classic release. “Purana Wala” is directed by J Hind himself and was later edited by Kerry Porter. Bohemia produced this track while on the other hand, J-Statik handled the post-production. Kali Denali Music member, Shaxe Oriah, did a cameo in the video of “Purana Wala”.

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Ajj kal mundey hip-hop dey naa te paandey khap-khaana,
Mere puraane rap aage pittey nava har gaana,
Mere ton likhaariyan di besti nai dekhi jaandi,
Hun main navey rap nai banana”

Watch Bohemia latest song “Purana Wala”  here:


Lahori Underdogs” came out last week and it is one of the hottest drops in Pakistan’s underground scene these days. In addition, the video of “Lahori Underdogs” features cameo from several other artists. Artists like Puneet Kohli, Xpolymer Dar, Osama Com Laude, The KJi, Zenix, M.ZHE, The Ray, Thugzy, Inder Preet, Hashim Nawaz and myself are there in the video. Usman Ghauri aka BCL Blade mixed and mastered the audio. Gawky Records’ head – M.ZHE, edited the video for this track.

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Roz-roz rap game ka tu rape kar,
Hum smoke kar rahe rappers, tu ghar baith ke vap. kar,
Main chaalon pe chaal khelun, wo bhi main dekh kar,
Hum live kar rahe sessions, tu mix apni tape kar”

Watch “Lahori Underdogs” by Aqeel Sarfaraz, Traitor and Raamis here:


On the occasion of Mother’s Day, he shared his feelings through his new drop, “Maa”. “Maa” is written and performed by Dino James while Himanshu Tyagi filmed and edited the video. Apart from this, he also conceptualized the whole idea for “Maa”.  Nilesh Patel produced the instrumental for “Maa”.

He quoted, “It’s a small gift for you Maa, I ran out of words how to thank you for what you’ve done. I try to tell you what I feel for you, but I don’t know why I stop, don’t want to delay it any more Maa, and today is a perfect time. I love you Maa.”

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Mujhe bhot acha lagta hai, Jab koi ye bolta hai, Bhai tu ek dum apni Maa jaise dikhta hai,
I know tu kayi baar soyi humien khilake bhooke pet,
Paise bacha bacha ke kapde dilaye or birthday pe cakes,
Itni adat hai ki restaurant mein bhi lene lagti humari plate”

Watch “Maa” by Dino James here:


Crost is from New Delhi and is a part of Khatarnaak Hip Hop Collective. Crost’s latest release, “Tricks Ain’t Kings” has a clear message for self-proclaimed winners that they mean nothing to Crost. He is quite clear that he means business. The instrumental for this one was produced by Sun J within 15 minutes and the song was shot n edited by him as well. Similarly, Crost says his game has been up cos’ of his crew.

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Tricks ain’t kings y’all nothing to me,
I just call ’em bullshit cos’ they dirty the scene”

Watch “Tricks Ain’t Kings” by Crost here: