Rolling Stone India and Qyuki’s debut hip-hop gig ‘Haq se Hindustan’ at Famous Studios featured it all, from superstar rappers to interesting collaborations and graffitis.
The concert covered all the facets of hip-hop — rapping, b-boying, beatboxing, DJing and graffiti. The crowd took a liking to the graffiti laden walls to get their pictures clicked. Rap enthusiasts, stand-up comedians, senior musicians and journalists turned up for a line-up featuring artists from seven cities rapping in nine languages.
MCs Younglord, Siddhu and Sky from The Dharavi Dream Project made a huge impression with their ‘Haq Se Anthem’ talking about women empowerment. MC Manmeet Kaur lit up the stage by taking over the console to singing, rapping and inviting Bgirl Amby (Ambarin Kadri) from Mumbai-based Roc Fresh Crew for an onstage collaboration.
Mumbai based Dopeadelicz featuring rappers Dope Daddy and Stony Psyko, added the Mumbai touch by rapping in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil. Making his Mumbai debut Gubbi dished out some old and new material during his set in English and Kannada. Hip-hop crew Swadesi, featuring MC Mawali, MC Tod Fod and MC Maharya, and electronica artist Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt’s collaborated set got the crowd grooving. The gangsta touch was provided by the Shillong crew Khasi Bloodz. Prabh Deep lived up to the hype, like always.
The sound was just right.
The crowd fantastic.
The ambience was made up by the graffitis and the vibe of the people who turned up. And the artists ensured that it remained constant till the amplifiers were switched of.
The ‘Wow Factor’ of the night has to be 4/4 Experiences for pulling off an event, with a stellar line-up and filling up the auditorium on an odd day. Their dedication towards music and providing the audience an experience to remember could be sensed as soon as one got into the gates.
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