Haq Se Hindustan Concert Witnesses Performances by 10 Hip-Hop Stars From Across India

Entertainment | November 19, 2019 | Press Release

Haq Se Hindustan Famous Studios Qyuki Rolling Stone India

The first edition of hip-hop showcase Haq Se Hindustan concert took place at Famous Studios in Mumbai. Part of Qyuki and Rolling Stone India’s new property Haq Se Hip Hop, featured activation from graffiti artist Zake, and performances from Swadesi + Bandish Projekt from Mumbai, Khasi Bloodz from Shillong, Prabh Deep from New Delhi, Mumbai’s multilingual party-starters Dopeadelicz, Chandigarh’s MC Manmeet Kaur, Mumbai rap upstart MC Heam, Bengaluru artist Gubbi, Amravati’s favorite 100RBH and the artists of The Dharavi Dream Project.

Hosted by RJ Rohini Ramnathan, #HaqSeHindustan’s first outing was a nationwide showcase across nine languages. The concert brought together creative fraternity, from composer Salim Merchant to comedians Abish Mathew and Srishti Dixit and TikTok stars Faisu, Adnaan Shaikh, Hasnain Khan, Faiz Baloch and others. Several rappers also spoke about how hip-hop and music have no language barriers and that it brings people together no matter where they come from.

The Dharavi Dream Project made a mark at #HaqSeHindustan. MCs Younglord, Siddhu, and Sky performed “Haq Se Anthem” on the need for women empowerment. MC Heam and MC Gubbi collaborated with Void and Madhura Gowda, Chandigarh/Goa rapper MC Manmeet Kaur infused dub and reggae into the mix.

Mumbai crew Dopeadelicz featuring rappers Dope Daddy and Stony Psyko showcased their versatility by rapping in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil. Shillong hip-hop crew Khasi Bloodz and New Delhi’s Punjabi wordsmith Prabh Deep both had live bands. 

The organizers of #HaqSeHindustan, Nirmika Singh, Executive Editor, Rolling Stone India, and Samir Bangara, Co-Founder and MD, Qyuki took to the stage to highlight their commitment to promoting local hip-hop. “Hip-hop isn’t just about gullies or fast cars. It belongs to everyone, and that’s what this concert is about. Hip-hop humara hai,” said Singh. 

Added Bangara, “We created #HaqSeHindustan and #HaqSeHipHop to build a stage for independent artists. That is our mission and we are thrilled to have the support of the community.”

In the run-up to the finale, each of the performing acts of #HaqSeHindustan, were felicitated with a momento presented by Salim Merchant, Samir Bangara, Nirmika Singh, Sagar Gokhale, COO, Qyuki and Radhakrishnan Nair, Publisher, Editor-in-chief, Rolling Stone India.

 

The first edition of hip-hop showcase Haq Se Hindustan concert took place at Famous Studios in Mumbai.

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