Valley rappers speak of pellet victims, dead in song

BK Web Desk/ Srinagar
January 28, 2017 CITY 698 Views

On 26th January when the streets in Kashmir were deserted in the backdrop of the shutdown call given by separatist leradership, three budding rappers budding rappers Amir Ame, Sufi Auqib and Danish Butt, were busy in giving the final shape to their new song dedicated to the pellet victims.
The song ‘Dead Eyes” was released on 26th January which has equally become famous on social media .
As per the composer, the song which is sung in English language speaks about the ordeal of pellet victims, ‘stone fighters,’ and incarcerated youth.
The lyrics start with “In the broad daylight I got blind; to light darkness, I will abide; Yeah! I lost my eyes while fighting with tyranny”.
The song questions about India’s role in Kashmir, its judiciary, and also the role of the United Nations in Kashmir.
“The uprising of summer 2016 made me to think and write something on those who had suffered. I dedicate it to the people of Kashmir and honestly I was waiting for a long to release it. 26 January I feel was the ideal time to release it,” Amir a composer.
“Through this song I represent my political will and of people here,” Amir said.
Amir over the years has been working on various songs collectively with other members of his band called The Rhyme Machine’. In 2016 the group launched its debut album ‘Anecdote EP’, with seven songs based on different themes and sung in Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi and English. Amir said that his aim earlier was taking hip-hop and rap to the people, to make them aware of evils like rape, poverty, drugs. Now, the songs aim to portray the sufferings of Kashmiris.

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