Music has always served as a catalyst for social change and hip hop is no different. Taking a page out of that lyrical book of change, a group from North East India has released a new number called Anthem for the North East, in which they are calling for a revolution to fix many of the region’s problems.
The catchy tune, which has already garnered over 1 lakh views on YouTube, was put together as part of rapper Feyago’s new series called “Hip Hop Homeland Northeast”.
Through this series, Fayego hopes to collaborate with the best hip-hop musicians from the region.
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The song featuring artists like Cryptographik Street Poets, Khasi Bloodz, Symphonic Movement, and Stunnah Beatz, paints a vivid picture of drug abuse, poverty, and violence that often beset North East India.
It has verses like: “As a kid growing up, I hardly had shoes on my feet. But I’ve seen bullet holes in church wall and a body up in my street. Follow me. On a journey down memory lane homie, I grew up around killers throwing parties with heist money. I don’t mean to provoke violence or some sort of rivalry. So far you’ve heard just a bit of my autobiography.”
The video prominently features various places in North East and juxtaposes it with footage from protests that have taken place. In times dark and angry, the song hopes for a brighter future.