“I Grew Up Among Criminals, Drug Addicts, Prostitutes” MC Heam | Exclusive Interview


New Delhi mixtape, “Khatarnaak” is coming out next week exclusively on DesiHipHop.com. It features some of the finest artists from the city and holds some serious hip-hop vibes. Sun J, Yungsta was formerly known as Youngsta Ash, Encore ABJ, Calm and MC Heam are the artists on the beats which were exclusively produced by Prabh Deep. The name of the EP might sound similar to The Khatarnaak Hip-Hop Collective but they’re not to be mistaken.

MC Heam, particularly, holds an eminent level of reputation in the desi underground scene. He has been doing this from a very long time now and is familiar with the scene. To know more about his role in “Khatarnaak” EP, I decided to talk to him. Read how our chat went.

San Cha: How is the “Khatarnaak” EP important for the rap culture in Desi countries? What makes it different?

MC Heam: “Khatarnaak” is important because every single track in this EP is different. All the artists have their own unique styles and rhyming schemes. Artists like Encore ABJ, Calm, Yungsta influenced and amazed me as a listener.

San Cha: What is your take on Prabh Deep’s production on the album? Which is your favorite track?

MC Heam: Prabh Deep is going according to demand and the market. He composed all the tracks in a way that people will bounce with us in the club and at the same time, we can spread the knowledge.

San Cha: What was your mindset like when you were jotting rhymes for “Ilaka”? Is that track still relevant to a person with a same mindset? How?

MC Heam: I grew up in area Najafgarh. I have been watching new rappers talking about gully or streets where they’ve been living. So, I made this track “Ilaka” because I am not a gully boy. I grew up among criminals, drug addicts, prostitutes. I wanted to talk about the kind of people I was surrounded with and the worst situations I have seen.