Shaikhspeare (of Bombay Lokal) is a veteran emcee hailing from Bombay. Through the years, he has taken on many roles – an emcee, a battle rapper, a culture pusher and a mentor to an uprising scene in the Nalasopara region of Bombay. There are few emcees who have the ability to stand the test of time, and Shaikh is definitely on that list.
Shaikhspeare, who is currently working on his upcoming album “Shaikh Them”, has already given us a glimpse of what the album will sound like in his last song “King/Don”. With a banger of a collaboration featuring fellow Bombay Lokal emcee – Gravity – already afoot, Shaikh’s latest drop “Global Desi” aims to educate and inspire the new audience about the roots of Hip-Hop culture.
Desi By Heart
Global Desi is also a song that speaks volumes about Shaikh’s experience and ongoing journey in the Hip-Hop culture. It represents the “Desi” collective of artists within the culture that is Hip-Hop and in this side of the world. It is a song that showcases the 5 major elements in Hip-Hop and brings all of them to the forefront, along with urban BMX culture. The video also features BGirl AmB (of Roc Fresh Crew), and members of BMX squads – Team 8E & Method India. The beautiful graffiti pieces as seen in the video are done by Elmac.
Canfuse has also done an outstanding job creating the video, with some stunning shots and creative cuts. There is a level of professionality that all these artists combined bring to the video, and these types of cross-element collaborations is all about what Hip-Hop stands for. Check out the video for “Global Desi” by Shaikhspeare down below and share it with your friends!