DesiHipHop’s Hot Or Naah? (W8)

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We, at, are happy to announce our new weekly edition which is entirely directed towards the underground. This piece features some of the most insane underground releases which, unfortunately, didn’t reach out to a mass audience.

DesiHipHop's Hot Or Naah? (W/7)

Like every other week, we try to bring some of the hottest releases from the week for hip-hop listeners. These are hand-picked releases which are not arranged in any rankings and are equally important for the culture. Without any further ado, let’s see some of the dopest releases of this week from the underground scene.

1. Swabhimaani | Raathee 

Raathee is a hip-hop artist and a rapper from Bangalore Karnataka who is on the way to spread Kannada hip-hop to the world and is focused on creating good music. As a matter of fact,”Swaabhimaani” is an attempt to change the mind of anyone who thinks self-boasting is arrogance or who thinks that superiority is self-respect. Raathee stated, “People need to understand boasting comes from a very deep place and one needs to have an immense amount of confidence in himself to do it. So if you practice for 2 years trying to shoot a 3 pointer the day you do it, of course, you’re going to boast that you can shoot a 3 pointer. You won’t be like ‘everybody can do it’, of course not!”

Significant lyrics from the track

“Baravanige nan bhavishya baro vaniyal irutte vishya,

Shisya nimge ista ilva piss on your face I won’t miss ya,

Successfully gotilla maga maybe or maybe not,

But hard work beats talent when the talent ain’t working hard.”

Click Here To Watch “Swaabhimaani” By Raathee

2. Franklin D | Tienas

The song is about a dog named Franklin D and the dog is a representation of depression. In fact, depression itself is like a Big Bull Dog who enters your life and won’t go away even if you want it to. But don’t let him ruin your imagination as there are alternate meanings to everything. Tienas himself did the production for the track. Also, he did the engineering for the track as well.

Significant lyrics from the track

“There is dog in my house,

I don’t know, how he came in,

And, he took everything from me,

He took a lot yet wants more.”

Click Here To Watch “Franklin D” By Tienas


3. Play | Frappe Ash ft. Eazy

India has come a long way in terms of producing good quality rappers. Although vernacular rap has gained a lot of popularity lately, India also has its share of international sounding English rappers. There is this whole tussle among the Desi community that you are not a Desi if you rap in “Angrezi” but that is an argument for another day. Akshay Rawat aka Frappe Ash is a hardworking and aspiring rapper who recently dropped his brand new track “Play”. As a matter of fact, the track is being produced by Harman. Also, Galat Scenes is credited for the visuals. American rapper Eazy laid down a beautiful verse in this joint as well.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Face your lies bro lying on your conscience leaving you spineless,

You are one of a kindness, keep connect with the like minded,

Minus the negative vibes too much BS ain’t for my sinus,

Do you oversee the insecurities that leave you blinded.”

Click Here To Watch “Play” Frappe Ash ft. Eazy


4. Face Off (Aan De) | Harry Cheema

Chandigarh based hip-hop artist Harry Cheema dropped his brand new track “Face Off (Aan De)”. As a matter of fact, he produced and also did the engineering work for the track. Harry Cheema said, “I wanted to make something that inspires my listeners to take life head on and never give up for anything, be it circumstances or some shitty people that may affect them in any way. I have had many negative people trying to pull me back but I didn’t crumble. Life is how you make it. There are some hidden messages for some people in the song, and I hope they get it.”

Significant lyrics from the track

“Jehre ungla ne chakkde oh naio menu jaande,
Ehna di soch ton pare de ve mein dekh chadde aa piche toofan ve
oh tu aande,
tu aande oh tu aande tu aande,
Ehna di soch ton pare de ve mein dekh chadde aa piche toofan ve
Toofan ve oh tu aande”

Click Here To Watch “Face Off (Aan De) ” By Harry Cheema


5. Rone De | Shabd And Sshiv

Shubham Goswami who goes by the stage name Shabd is Delhi based hip-hop artist who dropped a sick joint by the name “Rone De”. Sshiv did the production and engineering of the track. “Rone De” basically depicts the past instances of Shabd that happened in his life when he was in a relationship. He thought there are many people who have the same story like him, so he decided to drop this track for them to feel and get connected to it.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Rahe tu sath yeh tujse aas thi meri,

Par ab tu nahi pass toh, saans tut chuki meri,

Khush hone ki na wajah na mere pass ab bachi,

Tu kyu chali gayi jabki tu jaan thi meri.”

Click Here To Watch ” Rone De” By Shabd And Sshiv



6. GUNHEGAAR | Agyaat, And Gumnaam

This track is related to the current social situation in which rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. At first the track was only going to be done by Agyaat but then him and Gumnaam both collaborated together. They used Lil Wayne’s “Believe Me” instrumental.

Significant lyrics from the track

“Kali zindgi meri mai bolu issey narak,

Accha mai banna chahu buraiya keechey apni taraf,

Shareer mera ab thak chuka hai,

Par shehna maina ab seekha na pdta mujhko ab farak.”

Click Here To Watch “GUNHEGAAR” Agyaat And Gumnaam