‘The Fifth Element’ is coming to your quarantined screens every week. We aim to bring hip-hop to the audience since there’s nothing happening in the outside world with hip-hop. If you haven’t seen the first few episodes we’re here to give you a gist of what’s in store for you in this weekly live session.
Tuning in every Tuesday night at 10pm IST, Dee MC runs through her hot 5 picks of the week as well as invites guest emcees to chat and spit some bars live for the audience. You can check the hot 5 of the week picked by Dee in the below link. Some of these tracks make it to our Global Hip Hop Playlist specially curated for all Desi Hip Hop fans.
Also Read – Desi Hip Hop’s Hot 5 of the Week (W/66)
In the fourth episode of The Fifth Element, Mumbai’s very own MC Altaf and Stony Psyko joined to bless the audience with some fiery bars. The emcees spoke about their latest release ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ which is a track regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Hailing from the streets of Dharavi, the rappers had a very serious and heart-felt message to deliver through this song. The track also features rapper Bonz N Ribz from 7BantaiZ spitting Marathi bars.
‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ is a release in association with Gully Gang Entertainment. Dharavi, an area which is stretched over barely 2 kilometres of space has a population of over 7,00,000 people. Naturally, this densely populated area has seen a spike in the number of cases. Social distancing isn’t as practical as it seems hence the rappers are requesting people to stay home so the frontline workers can do their job of keeping everyone safe.
Rapping in Hindi, Marathi as well as Tamil, this multilingual anthem aims to bring awareness on the protocols to keep in mind during this pandemic. The rappers are urging people to wear mask, follow social distancing, wash their hands frequently. Which is the same message MC Altaf and Stony Psyko gave in the live session as well.
Watch the fourth episode of ‘The Fifth Element’ hosted by Dee MC here –
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Furthermore, ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ also received tremendous support from the Bollywood scene. Many actors have appeared in the video lip syncing to the words penned by the talented bunch. To name a few actors Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Ajay Devgn, Atul Kulkarni along with actress Dia Mirza are spotted doing cameo in the video.
Before signing off the MC Altaf also discussed the upcoming EP by Gully Gang titled ‘Shut Down’. Lockdown definitely cannot stop the influx of fresh music into the Desi Hip Hop scene. And we are here to bring the hottest of the tracks to you every single week. Join us next week for another episode of ‘The Fifth Element’ curated by Dee MC.