Each and every week witnesses some jaw-dropping hip-hop releases in the Desi hip-hop community. Artists put in their efforts and as a result, hip-hop music scene is flourishing. Like every other week, we, at desihiphop.com, 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. So, without any further ado, let’s see what was hot this week.
I’m Ready – KR$NA & Raftaar
We got the old Raftaar back with the new release “I’m Ready” with KR$NA. KR$NA starts off with his verse and mentioned about his struggle story and how he got back-stabbed by his friends and closed ones. On the other hand, Raftaar’s verse was the best thing we have listened so far. The way he depicted the story of his life in 16 bars was amazing. As a matter of fact, we have not seen Raftaar doing such tracks since a very long time.
Breathtaking and LAD did the production for “I’m Ready”. Sukhpreet Singh did the mixing and Raftaar did the mastering for “I’m Ready”. Mumbai based video direction team – CanFuse did the video for the track. The track released via Zee Music Company.
Significant lyrics from the track
Kaafi saal tak kharche na meri maa ne paise nayi saree pe,
Main rehta kiraye pe tha Dilli mein Burari mein,
Karke safar main safar mein sawar gya,
Kothi ha Rajori mein aur neeche chaar gadi hain.
Click Here To Watch “I’m Ready” By Raftaar And KR$NA Here:
Class-Sikh – Prabh Deep
Delhi-based Prabh Deep dropped his most awaited debut album – Class-Sikh this week. This twelve track long album is a journey depicted musically. Class-Sikh is exclusively produced by Sajeel ‘Sez’ Kapoor who has been associated with Prabh Deep from a very long time now. In fact, Prabh’s most iconic track, “G Maane”, is also included on this album. Without any doubt, this album had to go through several changes but what finally came out is satisfactory. Class-Sikh was more importantly released on Apple Music and that’s a different factor which makes this album special.
Shuruaat (Remix) – Olvin & San Cha
Recently, San Cha did a remix of Olvin’s 2015 release track “Shuruaat”. DesiHipHop.com exclusively released this joint. Romi Kahlon has designed the banner for “Shuruaat Remix.” In context with “Shuruaat” Olvin stated, “Shuruaat is for everyone who has a dream of making it big. Just keep in mind that you have to work hard every minute of your life. It’s just the starting of your hard work.”
San Cha stated, “As the name suggests, “Shuruaat” translates to “the beginning”. For me in this case, it was letting go of the past. I’ve talked about how things have been bothering me but killing a person who easily used to trust anyone was important. On the other hand, Olvin talks about how a college-going guy hustles for survival while fighting with the norms of the society. People can relate to it at many levels.”
Significant lyrics from the track-
Aankhon mein sharam thi na isliye pakdi gardan thi na,
Auron ke bistaron pe leti dekhi dhadkan thi na,
Bhoolunga tujhe na kuch aisi khai kasam thi na,
Likh kar tujhe panno pe kitabon mein ab dafan kiya.
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What Have We Done – SNKM
Pakistani musicians Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi together have formed the crew SNKM. SNKM stands for Sonic Nocturnal Kinetic Movement. Under this pseudo name the duo carries out production, songwriting and vocal duties. “What Have We Done (WHWD)” is a brand new single by the duo and it is certainly off the hook! Vibe of the music is totally fresh, which makes the repeat value of this track very high!
“What Have We Done (WHWD)” gives the message of digging deep inside one’s own mind and battling with what you find. In the end what emerges is the truth that only you can set yourself free, even when the world brands you as crazy. Adil and Talal’s sound contains a wide range of elements including pop, hip hop, industrial, rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelic.
Stream the audio of “What Have We Done” by SNKM here-
Kali Denali (Remix) – Farasat Anees
Bohemia has delivered classics throughout his career but none of them compares to “Kali Denali”. The track is iconic and defines Bohemia’s sound and cemented him as a respected artist in the business. This 2006-hit single has been played around a lot of times but Islamabad, Pakistan based Farasat murdered the remix. Spoiler alert: he didn’t rap on it. Farasat has established himself as a dope music producer and has delivered hits with Rap Demon. Farasat picked up “Kali Denali” and added his production touch to it. The track sounds hard with dirty 808s banging on a very hard instrumental. He further added an insane drop in the track which works as cherry on the icing.
When we asked Farasat about why he chose “Kali Denali”, he said “I’m a big Bohemia fan and I still remember listening to this track when I was young coming back from school. For the love of cars to the love of Hip Hop, this track inspired me a lot. Somehow, this track forced me to ask myself a question that how did they made this track? Few days back when I was messing with different synths and orchestra instruments, I decided to remake the beat first and then different ideas kept on coming into my head and the final result with my kind of EDM style was incredibly awesome. “