Rap is generally considered the medium to express the struggles of a generation, their personal experiences. Mumbai recently witnessed its first meet of rather unconventional genre of music, hip hop and the style of rap, on April 28, 2016.
With raps in English, Tamil, Telugu, Guajarati, Marathi and Hindi, the night extended beyond generic form of the sub-culture, and had a lyrical depth that mainstream rap music usually lacks.
“Last night’s gig was one of the firsts for us. HipHop Homeland will be executed in more ways, throughout the country and the diversity in issues reflected in the local artistes seems to be the reason to extend HipHop Homeland beyond metropolitan cities”, said Cyrus Oshidar, The Chief Creative Officer and the brains behind 101India.com. He also felt that the genre was not appreciated because people were unaware of the talent that the city hides.
Rapper Divine, who shot to fame with Naezy for the collaborated single ‘Meri Gully Mein’ were among the performers like Mumbai’s Finest, MC Mawali, MC Todfod and Prabh Deep.
Indian hip-hop is currently in its infacy stage, the first official gathering of Hip Hop in Mumbai do suggest that one is perhaps staring at an oasis, and not a mere mirage in the distance.