Mumbai based hip hop collective Bombay Lokal has always strived to be vocal about their surroundings. The suburban lifestyle they have grown up with is heavily influenced by hip hop culture. Traveling by local trains is something they do on the daily. However this day had something else in store for this particular train’s passengers!
Bombay Lokal emcee Shaikhspeare recently uploaded a video where the crew can be seen standing amidst people in a crowded train. With a dafli player to hit the beat, the rappers went in to spit their Hindi bars in front of the crowd. This is no doubt the most out of the box thing done by the hip hop collective yet. People seem to be intrigued by their act as well!
(Emcees – Shaikhspeare, GRAVITY, Rhymix and A-Ban; B-boys – Alchemy, Flame, Little Jesus; Beatboxers – Dcypher & Beat Raw, Graffiti writer Mooz and DJs Leaf & Brayne Dead)
“Bombay Lokal” is the very first Hip-Hop collective from “Vasai-Nalasopara-Virar”(northern suburbs of Mumbai). It is a movement initiated by skilled/passionate hip-hop artists to spread the culture and to raise socio-political awareness amongst the youth. The group consists of emcees, b-boys, beat-boxers, graffiti writer and a DJ.
By combining all the elements of hip-hop together, MC Shaikhspeare founded the collective with a vision to unite the people, raise social or political awareness amongst the youth, and provide recognition to the street culture by making it reach the local masses of Mumbai and beyond. The hip hop collective will soon be seen in the upcoming Bollywood hip hop movie Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.