For decades, Bollywood has portrayed an image of Hip-Hop as being limited to luxury rap. The music that was filled to the brim with images of money, luxury, alchohol and everything in between is now slowly but surely turning over a new leaf in India. With “Gully Boy” taking Bollywood to an alternative source of Hip-Hop, the doors have been pushed wide open to accept the other ways in which Hip-Hop pushes culture and political conversation forward.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Article 15 is based on the constitutional rights of every Indian to not be discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. This movie is based on true incidents. The emcees chosen to promote this movie are some of the stellar voices in the Indian Rap community. And they do complete justice in their lyricism and styles of rap to the topic. These are stellar performances by the brilliant voices of Kaam Bhaari, Dee MC, Spitfire and SlowCheeta.
Break The System
Hip-Hop has always been a political genre among other things, and this side of Hip-Hop has been explored only few and far between the lines in the mass media. The song “Article 15” does this in the most magnificent way by putting 4 emcees from different backgrounds to talk about the injustices in society and the prevalent inequality.
All 4 of these emcees sync perfectly with the beat. Their messages are strong and the voices will never be forgotten. Watch “Shuru Kare Kya” by Kaam Bhaari, Spitfire, SlowCheeta (IncInk) and Dee MC down below. Spread the song and the message loud and open to everyone. Hip-Hop for a cause is what counts!