Earlier this year, Indian Hip Hop just got time stamped by the Haji Springer India Tour. The two city tour brought out fans in support of one of Desi Hip Hop’s nuanced talent. Haji recaps this whole journey in his latest release ‘Parinda’. Paying ode to his fans and listeners that have followed him on his musical journey.
When American Desi Hip Hop star Haji Springer came down to India to go on a two city tour, fans from Mumbai and Delhi were eager to catch their rap idol live and both the cities turned up to show him love. Delhi however had its own energy much higher and louder than that of Mumbai!
It is undeniable that the fan following of Haji Springer is much stronger in the Northern belt of India. Haji himself was anticipating the Delhi gig to be better than his performance in Mumbai. However, everyone was in for a surprise on September 29th at Raasta, Delhi.
THIS IS HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN!
The gig that was set to begin at 9PM sharp at Raasta was delayed by an hour. Its not an unknown fact that hip hop from the streets was never fully welcomed by the venues be it in any city of India. Venues aren’t particularly thrilled by the audience that shows up and often decide to stop stag entry. They also increase the age limit from 21 to 25, which leaves most of the audience outside the venue.
Something similar went down in Delhi. When the doors of the clubs stopped them from coming in, the artists immediately turned to the next best thing they could do – cypher! The cypher culture in India sprung from Mumbai, but Delhi outdid that only in a few years. The scene was surreal to watch as rapper D’Evil was spitting bars for the people, who for a minute forgot about the discrimination they had just faced. Power of hip hop? We think yes.
Haji Springer brought the visuals that recapped the entire tour, a beautiful merge of both the events at Delhi and Bombay. The video is deep, the song has abundant substance, and the entire project speaks to dreamers worldwide. Parinda is a track that is inspiring and meaningful to every one in the global Desi Hip Hop Culture. The fact that Haji reaches out to so many people, and keeps the same energy throughout his career, speaks a lot as a testament of his legacy.