#ThrowbackThursday – A.R. Rahman’s Project With Kendrick Lamar, Iggy And Wale


A.R. Rahman is one artist who arguably needs no introduction when it comes to Indian music. The two time Grammy award winner definitely is no stranger to composing soundtracks for movies. A.R. Rahman composed all the music for Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’. The project had original tracks from A.R. Rahman. Certain collaborations in the project included Hip-Hop heavyweights Wale and Kendrick Lamar and another fellow artist Iggy Azalea.

A.R. Rahman's Project With Kendrick Lamar, Iggy And Wale

The sports flick is based on a true story about two players from India reaching the major leagues in baseball. The soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records contains all seven of the songs composed by A.R. Rahman, the score for the film and an exclusive Kendrick Verse over an A.R. Rahman composition. The soundtrack featured Iggy Azalea, KT Tunstall, Wale, Sukhwinder Singh and Raghav Mathur.

A.R. Rahman's Project With Kendrick Lamar, Iggy And Wale

“The soundtrack we created together truly captures the beautiful culture and energy behind the film— reminding us all how important it is to be open to new possibilities in life.” – A.R. Rahman  (quote from an interview) 

The most hyped track from the album was the collaboration between A.R. Rahman and Wale. The American rapper flowed smoothly on a heavy dubstep influenced beat produced by A.R. Rahman. Listen to “Keep The Hustle” by A.R Rahman Featuring Wale here –

However personally one snippet stands out. The snippet has a classic Kendrick verse with an amazing flow above all on an Indian style beat produced by A.R. Rahman. The 1 minute 17 seconds long snippet was only included in the movie and was not released separately unlike other tracks from the movie. The project could either be a short track or a snippet. Listen to the track below –

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