A 28-year-old youth hailing from Uttarakhand has garnered important consideration on social media together with his rap track on casteism named ‘Jaat Kya Hai’ (What’s caste), a soundtrack on unwell practices which observe prejudice based mostly on caste system within the society, was launched two days in the past. The track has garnered greater than 17,000 views on YouTube.
Rahul Negi, who goes by his stage title Madara, has been singing rap songs on varied social points like baby labour, schooling and several other campus-based points reminiscent of these from nationwide capital’s Jawaharlal Nehru College.
Rahul’s previous tracks have been extensively appreciated throughout the board for touching points which aren’t a standard selection for artists from the identical style. In his current monitor on casteism produced in collaboration with music manufacturing home Seven & Seven, he has obtained appreciation from Bollywood personalities like Swara Bhaskar and politicians like Jignesh Mewani amongst a number of others.
Talking in regards to the monitor Jaat Kya Hai, Rahul says, “I selected to sing on casteism situation as a result of I had seen it taking place in my household and shut environment whereas rising up in Uttarakhand. Later once I shifted to Delhi, I noticed prevalence of casteism there as nicely, owing to which I grew annoyed. It helped as a result of I at all times write my songs once I get annoyed with any situation.”
Rahul mentioned, “Throughout childhood in Uttarakhand, my members of the family had been indulged on this evil observe. They’d level out in direction of the Dalits and say not so good issues about them. As an inquisitive individual from childhood, I used to ask them the explanation behind it on which they instructed me that they do unhealthy issues. However after rising up I realised that it’s us who do unhealthy issues and they’re those who clear them. Regardless of that, they face all of the discrimination.”
Rahul, who gained reputation together with his newest monitor named ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ based mostly on JNU episode, claims that it’s when he noticed casteism in his shut circle in an city area like Delhi, he determined to make a track about it and commenced researching the topic.
“I learn books by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Arundhuti Roy and others on the topic earlier than penning down the track. As I preserve myself up to date on varied present affairs and incidents occurred in nation, I discussed many ugly incidents of castiesm in my track together with one during which an 8-month-old pregnant Dalit sanitary employee was crushed to demise by an upper-caste household simply because she touched their dustbin,” he mentioned.
Rahul says it took him a month to write down the track and produce the ultimate monitor which in his phrases is a ‘darkish monitor with connotations of actual incidents and photos of incidents of atrocities towards Dalit within the track’s video.’
A few of his lyrics within the songs embody questions like, “Kyun Aaj Bhi Ek Jaat Mandir ki Thekedaar, Kyun Aaj Bhi Ek Jaat Karti Gutter Saaf,” and “Aaj Bhi Eklavya ke Angoothe Kat te Roz Hain.”
“My music producer Nischay Sharma and I each hail from upper-caste however we produced this monitor as a result of we’ve got witnessed casteism taking place in our shut environment which is simply sick and irritating. After the monitor was launched, we bought loads of appreciation from public and totally different personalities by means of name and on social media platforms,” Rahul says.
On making extra related songs sooner or later, he mentioned that his subsequent track might be based mostly on despair and can launch in August.
“It could be adopted by 2-Three extra songs which might be on some so-called social media influencers who use expletives and abuses of their movies below the garb of nationalism,” says Rahul.