Saavn has been at the forefront when it comes to promoting hip-hop. Today, they will be going live on FB with Naezy, Akala and DJ Cheeba. Mumbai-rapper Naezy just crossed 1 million plays on Saavn for his track, ‘Azaad Hu Mai‘ and is having a killer season.
Akala is a MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and educator. ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams and Gil Scott-Heron, Akala delivers a powerful and raw live show with his renowned drummer/award-winning music producer Cassell ‘The Beatmaker’ (Plan B, The Streets and Keziah Jones) and DJ Jasetheface. He has also supported the likes of Jay-Z, Nas & Damian Marley, M.I.A. Christina Aguilera, Siouxsie Sue, Damon Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ and Richard Ashcroft.
DJ Cheeba is known for his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation, DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio-visual artists in the world today. He has produced a variety of celebrated projects including video mixes, movie re-scores, adverts, documentaries and commissioned projects for like of Led Zeppelin and Aardman, as well as his eclectic mixtapes that have topped the iTunes download charts several times. Using cutting edge AV technology alongside three turntables,
Cheeba produces a variety of audio visual shows from the cinema style ‘After School Special’ and ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ to the hard hitting club and festival shows like ‘Return To The Boom Bap’. With his cut and paste style of turntablism, audiences can expect a high paced mind blowing trip through hip-hop and beat related genres that were made to make you dance, think, feel and smile.
This seems like one Facebook live session you do not want to miss out on. Be sure to check it out.