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Singapore-based world rap identify Yung Raja can be performing together with a mixture of main and budding indie expertise

Singapore-based world rap identify Yung Raja can be performing together with a mixture of main and budding indie expertise

Main Singapore-based rapper Yung Raja, whose Tamil-English numbers about Tamil ethos and experiences have garnered a big multinational following, makes his technique to Chennai this weekend.

Raja, whose rapping prowess was featured in Snoop Dogg’s single ‘Certified’ final 12 months, is at present in India for a five-city tour (together with two current NH7 performances). He’s being dropped at the town by music platform Circle of Love for its Block Social gathering, which additionally consists of a formidable line-up of rappers and DJs from throughout the nation. The 14-strong checklist consists of established Indian names like Ayesha Pramanik from Goa and Honeymoon Henny from Chennai, in addition to prolific metropolis expertise just like the versatile and socially pertinent East Coast Motion and spitfire-in-the-making Nejm. The night can even characteristic performances by Santana Maria Lambert, 2Faan, Sneha Sridhar, Nez and extra.

Honeymoon Henny

Honeymoon Henny

The draw right here just isn’t solely previous and new expertise, but additionally newer choices by acquainted names. As an example, Harshan Radhakrishnan, extra popularly often known as Honeymoon Henny of the uber-popular The F16s, charted a brand new course in November final 12 months. “DJing is a brand new path for me,” says Henny, who has written and carried out for The F16s for about 10 years. He provides, “I’m inclined in the direction of Home music: Tech Home, Afro Home, and Storage. There’s a small tradition developing in Chennai; there are extra venues developing which might be open to this music, and extra folks keen to take heed to it.” 

As a number one musician within the scene, Henny is wanting ahead to performances by the contemporary crop in Chennai: “I’m excited to see 2Faan and the East Coast Motion carry out dwell; rap is on the surge.” He marks his optimism saying, “Again within the day, not many artistes would get into indie music. Now, I believe bed room producers appear to be the norm: youngsters with laptops are in a position to create stuff that earlier required a whole band and setup. Music is being made on telephones and iPads; I believe we’re headed in the precise route.”

DJ Santana

DJ Santana

On the different finish of the spectrum is Nejm aka Deborah Samantha Johnson, who has launched one observe to this point however is already turning heads together with her expertise. The sheer pace of her rapping can woo crowds: one thing Nejm first realised three years in the past on the Chennai rap battle occasion Porkalam. “I used to be simply there to observe, however some folks urged me to freestyle,” remembers Nejm, who was stunned on the exuberance that her efficiency obtained that day. She has not regarded again since.

With extra music slated for launch this 12 months, she is happy not just for her personal rising highlight, but additionally for the prospect to see well-known names up shut at Block Social gathering. “The truth that I’m even within the lineup with Yung Raja is insane,” she gushes, “I’ve been a fan for lengthy; I can’t wait to carry out in entrance of him and all the opposite folks.”

Block Social gathering can be held throughout three venues at The Park, Nungambakkam, on April 2 from 4pm onwards. Entry is ₹2,000 per head (₹1,000 cowl). Name 044 42676000.

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