When you think of hot beds of hip hop throughout the world, Delhi in India wouldn’t exactly spring to mind. However there is a flourishing hip hop scene in the city, spearheaded by rapper and creative Prabh Deep; a story and artist has already been championed by Buzzfeed, Rolling Stone and Apple Music ‘New Artist Spotlight’ in India.
He has recently dropped new visuals for the single ‘Suno’ in conjunction with his debut album ‘Class-Sikh’ which are both out now.
Watch the gritty video, subtitled for us in the west here
‘Class-Sikh’ marks the much-awaited debut of Delhi-based hip-hop artist Prabh Deep. Produced by Sez, Class-Sikh is one of the most hotly anticipated releases in the Indian music circuit this year. Gifted with a unique voice that contains traces of traditional Punjabi folk singers, Prabh Deep is widely acknowledged as one of the best underground MCs in India and if you’re a hip hop fan looking for something more leftfield then he’s defiantly worth a listen. This month Apple Music editors handpick India’s next generation of independent artists, giving listeners an opportunity to discover emerging artists and their new music. Prabh has been one of these.
Over the past two years, Prabh Deep has quickly made his name in India’s independent music industry – performing at festivals such as Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Hip-Hop Homeland, ADE Mumbai and Crossblade alongside artists such as DJ Premier, Akala, Raja Kumari, Nucleya and more. The critical success of his previous led to music streaming giant Saavn tapping him as one of the faces of their Desi Hip-Hop campaign.
Set in Tilak Nagar, Class-Sikh paints a vivid picture of growing up in a locality that’s reeling from high unemployment rates and the recent influx of drugs in the community. The first three singles off the album ‘Kal’, ‘G Maane’ and ‘Kal (Future)’ have received widespread acclaim from press and fans alike.