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What To Expect At #HaqSeHindustan

Apart from the eclectic lineup featuring Prabh Deep, Khasi Bloodz, Dopeadelicz and more, there will also be a graffiti wall, the Hindustan cypher and a special performance by some of the youngest rappers in India

Jessica Xalxo Nov 12, 2019

Hindustan will see India’s most talented rappers, MCs, crews and bands unite to celebrate Indian hip-hop

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#HaqSeHindustan, India’s biggest and truly representative hip-hop concert, takes place this Thursday, November 14th at Mumbai’s Famous Studios. Organizers Rolling Stone India and Qyuki believe that the country’s diverse hip-hop voices deserve a stage of celebration. Reflecting that, Hindustan’s lineup features 10 acts from 7 cities performing in 9 languages. The concert marks the first time a wide spectrum of talent across the five elements of hip-hop — rapping, b-boying, beatboxing, DJing and graffiti — will present on stage. 

Hindustan’s eclectic lineup comprises New Delhi rapper Prabh Deep, Shillong hip-hop crew Khasi Bloodz, Mumbai multilingual social rap crew Swadesi and Ahmedabad electronic producer Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt, Bengaluru-based Kannada rapper Karthik Sundar aka Gubbi, Mumbai rap crew Dopeadelicz, Chandigarh rapper MC Manmeet Kaur, Mumbai freestyle rapper MC Heam, Amravati rap crew RAPHOPpER, Mumbai’s The Dharavi Dream Project (TDDP) and graffiti artist Prathmesh Gurav aka Zake. 

Gig-goers can expect to be greeted by a graffiti installment painted by Zake. The Mumbai-based artist’s distinctive piece is going to feature the elements of hip-hop and the cityscape along with a few surprises. Also on the decks is a special performance by the The Dharavi Dream Project — Asia’s largest school of hip-hop — comprising some of the youngest genre artists in India. You can also expect plenty of cool photo-ops that’ll make for memorable snapshots, as well as plenty of food (and dessert!) stalls to fuel you through the evening. There’ll also be a bar stall for people above the LDA. Please note that the concert is a drug free zone and do remember to carry ID proof with you. 

Tickets are quickly selling out to what is bound to be the most memorable hip-hop gig of the year. There’ll also be the Hindustan cypher. If you’ve a penchant for rapping or even just want to give your words a go — join in! Whether you battle it out or witness the spitfire bars as the audience, every act at Hindustan will be worth listening to as the hip-hop voices of India emerge on a common stage. You don’t want to miss out.

Hindustan is a part of #HaqSeHipHop, Rolling Stone India and Qyuki’s multi-platform endeavor to celebrate and give back to the Indian hip-hop community.

Limited tickets are still available for Hindustan. Book them here.

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