DesiHipHop’s Hot Or Nah? (W/2)

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We, at, are happy to announce our new weekly edition which is entirely directed towards the underground. This piece features some of the most insane underground releases which, unfortunately, didn’t reach out to a mass audience.

Like every other week, we, at, try to bring some of the hottest releases from the week for hip-hop listeners. These are hand-picked releases which are not arranged in any rankings and are equally important for the culture. Without any further ado, let’s see some of the dopest releases of this week from the underground scene.

DesiHipHop's Hot Or Nah? (W/2)

1. Gaalib – Meraki

When I heard this track by Meraki, I thought this needs to be shared at a mass level. This track has a beautiful soul and the way he delivered the track is amazing. When you first listen to the track, it seems that the artist is talking about his love. But actually, throughout the song, Meraki is expressing his love and passion towards his music.

Gaalib is a conversation that he has had with his girlfriend, where he is awestruck with her beauty, her character, her attitude and he is trying to convey his feeling. On the other hand, some of the lines signify that music is everywhere and for everyone. In fact, music is not bounded by the regular parameters of our society. It is free from any boundaries and also, it is not bounded by the fears of religion.

Moreover, the rapper thinks that, “In a male dominated society where women are exploited, my girlfriend is a free soul”. Shivansh Chauhan did the music for Gaalib. Also, he did the post production for the track.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Loon mai samet tujhe likhke kitabo mai,
Na, itna bhi qabil nhi hu,
Ishq tera dhundu kisi ek chehre mai,
Na itna bhi jaahil nhi hu”.

Stream Gaalib By Meraki Here:

2. Shatranj- D Square and MrBunny

“Shatranj” is the second track of The Poetic Revolution’s debut mini EP,  “Reborn”. In this track, D Square and MrBunny are conveying their thoughts on the variety of topics about things happening in and around their life. The track starts with D Square claiming that the crew is here to stay and none of the negative elements can affect their growth. It is followed by the chorus and then a verse by MrBunny who is talking about his life and daily struggles and the criticism he faces. Also, MrBunny did the music for this track. Mamang Khongsai did the post production for the track.

Significant lyrics from the track:

“Meh Apradhi kiye Kitne he paap,
Ristedaar mujhe koose ha meh beta kharav,
Meh bigra nawab Diye Kitne jawab,
Mere khwaab mujhse ab dur nh Bana mhnati Q ki piche pari thi garibi”.

Stream Shatranj- D Square and MrBunny Here:

3. All The Way Up Hindi Ri-Mix – Rishi B

This track is a refix of a famous track “All The Way Up” by Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana. In this track, the artist Rishi B has made an attempt to characterize, by means of his words, the ruthless reality of our society and lives that he himself has experienced and undergone through.

Furthermore, he also talked about how he always finds a positive way and lives life to the fullest. The post production work has been done by the artist himself. Gaurav Singh aka Raw Singh has shot and directed the video and the track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Aakarshit Dureja.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Dibbe mein band zindagi tumhari chorus si,
Tum par meri nazar mere upar aankh horus ki,
Borat si zindagi tumhare, meri zindagi mein drama,
Itna jaise ho movie karan johar ki”.

Stream All The Way Up Hindi Ri-Mix By Rishi B Here:

4. Middle Class- Rachit

Gorakhpur Rapper, Rachit, released a new song called “Middle Class” in which he speaks about the reality of the middle class in India. Produced by himself, the music has an old school vibe to it with some hard hitting lyrics. Being the critic’s favourite, the song is more like a reality check. Rapping about how his family can’t support him because of the financial crisis, Rachit inspires the middle-class people to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.

On the other hand, the video is directed and shot by Aryan Mayank. Also, the music video seems to be pretty simple yet professional. The simplicity of the video depicts how a middle-class guy can afford to have professional music videos on a low budget.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Ye middle class hai, apna parichay main kara dun,
Aisa samaj ye, na kar sakte kuch bada tum,
Hota gar khwab hai toh mitti mein do daba tum,
Ye middle class hai isko samjho ek saza tum”.

Stream Middle Class By Rachit Here:

5. Come Back To Me- Shubham Shinde 

Mumbai rapper Shubham tries to express his inner emotions through his track “Come Back To Me”. The artist spat his verse on the instrumental created by PsychéBeatz. Furthermore, Ankit Redkar did the direction of the video. In addition, the artist himself did the post production of the track and edited the video as well.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Bhot hui fizul ki batte ab aate he mudde pe,
Mere varga ni labna baki sab murde hai,
Gaadi meri bhage gi 120 ke speed se,
Speed se lagta tujko daar chal baba theek hai”.

Stream Come Back To Me By Shubham Shinde Here:

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