Holi Hip Hop 2019 is here! The Spindoctor, Bhoomi Trivedi and MC Classic usher in Holi with a Gujarati Folk + Hip Hop anthem.
They are the trail-blazers, and today, we take a time out to appreciate and understand what these women have set out to accomplish. This is more than music, it's a statement. This is Hip-Hop. These are our country's finest talents.
The much-awaited launch of the Spotify music streaming service in India, has finally happened. Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, is now available across all the platforms in India. As it is globally, Spotify is available here with an ad-supported free subscription tier, as well as premium tiers. For India, Spotify is currently focusing on English and Hindi music, as well as Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
DJ Marshmello just wrapped up massive concert in India for Vh1 Supersonic. However, many right-wing residents are angry that the festival allowed performances to continue despite the country’s mourning over the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14. “Musical shows are meant for celebration, not when there is sadness across the country. This is not acceptable,” said Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal.
SoundCloud announced today that it is adding distribution to its self-monetization Premier program. Those who are eligible in the open beta will now be able to self-upload, monetize, and publish their songs to other streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora for no additional cost — all from within SoundCloud.
Lil Pump's "Harverd Dropout" finally drops this Friday.
At DesiHipHop Inc, we have always strived to support this growing culture organically by providing new & mainstream artists alike a platform to showcase their talent online. Today we are proud to offer you Desi Hip Hop 2.0, a music video streaming OTT platform available on Android with iOS and SmartTV apps coming soon.
Hip Hop in India has taken a political twist. With 2019 Elections around the corner, political parties are gravitating towards the genre to reach their core youth audience. Hip-Hop's anti-establishment roots are being threatened as the art form was born to spread a "higher message". The genre consists mostly of the younger generation as creators plus consumers, so it's a very obvious move from the political parties to use this as a channel - but should we stand for it?
Kanye West is reportedly the victim of a Million dollar signature forgery scandal.
As the Desi Hip-Hop culture matured over the past decade, we've kept a close eye on the various crews across the globe creating a new breed of music & culture for the South Asian youth diaspora. We've lost some notable ones like the BURBAN movement by Shizio in the UK and Zoobabies by Noyz in Canada - but in this game only the strong survive.
Indian Hip-Hop is going through a similar dynamic, where the Gully Boy fever has incited a Hip-Hop revolution of sorts and artists are forming their own platforms with the help of brands & partners. This article takes a look at popular Hip-Hop artists in India who're carving their own name in the history books of Desi Hip-Hop.
Bhanga Bangla is back, and they just kicked off 2019 with a banging new single with Desi Trap vibes written all over it - Jhamela Nai.