From Cyphers To The Main Stage – Hip Hop At Nh7 Weekender 2017

Finally that day has come when Hip Hop as a genre has regained its powerful reign across the globe. Not only is Hip Hop the most consumed music of today’s time, it is seeping into the roots of countries that had no idea of its existence earlier. South Asian countries are not behind now as hip hop music coming out of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan is grabbing worldwide attention.

Divine at Nh7 Weekender, Pune

India boasts many mega music festivals which caters to people with diverse taste in music. From Rock, Metal, Hindustani, Carnatic to Hip Hop music, India has space for all kinds of music in such festivals. One of the most awaited events of the year is the Nh7 Weekender that takes place in cities like Meghalaya, Shillong, Bangalore and the homely host Pune city.

D’Evil at Nh7 Weekender, Pune

This year’s Nh7 Weekender, Pune has opened our eyes like never before. The whole synergy and aura of hip hop artists that performed this year had a charm of its own. This very charm attracted the audiences who flocked towards the Hip Hop main stage shouting and chanting lines from their favourite Desi hip hop tracks. This year, for the first time Nh7 presented a Hip Hop Collective to the audience and they absolutely loved what they saw.

Prabh Deep & Happu at Nh7 Weekender, Pune

Nh7 frequenters Prabh Deep and Divine were ready more than ever to rock the crowd that already loves their music. On the other hand Mumbai artists Enkore, D’Evil, Swadesi and Dopeadelicz rocked the crowd as the Hip Hop Collective. Which was hosted by pioneers from Bombay Bassment. Rapper Dee MC also made her debut in Nh7 this year performing alongside singer-songwriter Aditi Ramesh.

Dee MC at Nh7 Weekender, Pune

All in all its been a great year for Hip Hop in India from cyphers in the streets to gracing the main stage in a festival like Nh7 Weekender. It is only going to be a uphill climb from here. Tell us in the comments, which other Desi hip hop artists do you wish to see in Nh7 next year?