In Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar and starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, there are a number of intense rap battles, between the underground artists, driving the movie. Throughout the first of such scenes, there is a fleeting glimpse of a younger girl cheering on the 2 battling artists. The one girl in that crowd, 25-year-old Deepa Unnikrishnan, is a rebellious and feminist rapper, higher generally known as Dee MC.
Dee MC has been performing rap music for the final seven years. Her journey into rapping and hip-hop started at 19 when she developed an curiosity in writing lyrics. “I like holding the story-telling consider all my songs, which supplies a vivid creativeness to the listener,” she says.
Her lyrics make clear the problems that girls on this nation face, which comes from her private experiences. Whereas dwelling along with her household in Kalyan, Dee MC struggled to depart her dwelling late at evening to carry out at venues removed from dwelling. She has additionally confronted discrimination within the trade, the place she struggled to be taken severely. “I’m not undermined per se however I’m missed,” she reveals. Dee MC’s reserved nature is of little assist. “Followers are hesitant to method me and assume that I could possibly be conceited,” she confides. “Everyone may not have the same level of confidence to approach a girl.”
For ladies, by girl
Taking her messaging ahead, Dee MC’s newest seven-track album, Dee=MC2 launched on October 30 this 12 months, throughout all streaming platforms. She labored on this album together with a UK-based music producer, Sunit Music, throughout her worldwide tour in 2017. Mumbai-based artists corresponding to MC Altaf, D’Evil and Sense One Method have collaborated along with her on the album.
Dee MC is especially keen on two songs within the album: Rang and Vadhaiyaan. Whereas Rang is about brown pores and skin prejudice, Vadhaiyaan explores how fragile the political and social setting within the nation is. By Vadhaiyaan, Dee MC talks to the ladies of the nation asking them to reap the benefits of the feminist actions and to speak freely about their struggles.
Dee MC believes rap music is experiencing a golden time in India after Gully Boy. “We have been ready for a motion the place your complete nation would take note of hip-hop,” she shares. Whereas she could have cracked the area, she has a phrase of recommendation for these beginning out. “No matter you’re attempting to begin in your life, solely do it since you need to. In case you’re doing it to hunt validation it’ll provide you with a number of psychological issues,” she cautions.
Dee MC will carry out with artist Poetik Justis at G5A Basis for Modern Tradition as a part of the Indie Music Thursday’s occasion at 9 p.m. tonight.