NY Rapper ‘Shiv’ Pens And Performs Breakout Hit With AR Rahman

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New York based hip-hop artist Shiv and world renowned music maestro AR Rahman joined forces to create a breakout hit single. Titled “Hayati”, the song is for legendary director Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.

The lyric video garnered 1 million YouTube views in 24 hours, and now stands at 5 million views in less than four weeks. With Shiv’s quick flow and original lyrics, Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Karaa’s fluid vocals, and AR Rahman’s unique Arabic trap music production, Hayati has also rapidly climbed up the charts into the iTunes Top 10 of various countries.

As an artist, Shiv has been honing his craft for over 15 years and has independently released 5 projects (as the
lyricist and artist) just in the past year and a half on all music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and more. All of which have received positive reviews.

He recently performed at the first monthly Urban Desi Nights powered by B4U Music and at the 31st Annual Deepavali Festival at South
Street Seaport hosted by the Association of Indians in America (AIA). At Brown Girl Magazine’s first annual Slashie Summit, Shiv performed at the famous GIPHY HQ.

Known for melodic hooks, harmonies, and intricate lyrical content, Shiv delivers a variety of tones housed within a unique signature sound, tying together to create a unified message of good intentions & easy living; the artist’s philosophical MO. For more on Shiv’s upcoming productions and live performances, visit @ThoughtsForNow on Instagram & Soundcloud or go to the website www.beatjnkiemusic.com.

Check out Shiv’s rap in AR Rahman composed track “Hayati” –