Raja Kumari just dropped the music video to Meera and the single taking over the internet as we speak!
The latest music video – Meera – was one of the singles that grabbed listeners’ attentions in The Come Up EP that she released in 2016. The EP went on to become a major hit with fans flocking to her shows all over India.
Watching the music video to Meera gave us chills as Raja Kumari showcased the different sides of her own heritage. Raja Kumari added, “LA is where I was born and brought up and India is my heart. As I always say Dil mein Hindustani!” She used her talents to showcase this very aspect of her life through this music video. With a dope song like this, almost every one can vibe to it. If you haven’t checked out the video yet, now’s the time!
Watch Raja Kumari – Meera
Raja Kumari also shared her thoughts on Hip Hop by saying, “The urban scene is growing and I believe now is the time to take risks and elevate real hip hop. We have an opportunity to create the culture and I take that very seriously. I’ve been inspired hearing young rappers use their regional language. I heard someone rap in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. I think that’s the future.”
” We have an opportunity to create the culture and I take that very seriously. “
Early last year, this talented artist was also nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards. With singles like “City Slums” featuring rapper Divine, Raja Kumari is quickly becoming a fan favorite. The Grammy nominated artist was also the opening act for AR Rahman’s recent concerts in Europe.
” I want to bring our ancient rhythms to hip-hop. “
Raja Kumari went on to add, “Even when I’m laying down tracks it doesn’t have to be Indian because I am Indian. I always tell producers that just because I’m in the room doesn’t mean [the song] needs an Indian flute or tabla. I’m so Indian no matter what I do it’s going to sound rhythmic. I’m thinking of fusion in a different way – I don’t want to do what’s been done before by just recycling a Hindi song and just being a sample. I don’t want to just say something in Hindi, I want to bring our ancient rhythms to hip-hop.”