Rapper Raftaar has come out together with his sophomore album “Mr. Nair”, and says the album provides him a possibility to relate his life to the world.
From working together with his fellow Kalamkaar associates like KR$NA, Yunan, Deep Kalsi, Harjas, Rashmeet Kaur, KARMA; Bengaluru-based rapper Brodha V and Gully Gang signee Shah Rule to old-time collaborators Manj Musik and Bunty Bains, the 16-track album showcases a number of sides of Raftaar’s persona while highlighting his ardour for music.
“This album is a chance for me to relate my life to the world. It is a curtain raiser of my story, my struggles, my success,” Raftaar stated.
“‘Mr. Nair’ is an acronym I coined collectively that not solely stands for my surname but additionally means ‘Nationwide Ambassador Of Indian Rap’. It’s an epiphany of how my life has formed up with all of the struggles and the way far I’ve travelled courtesy my modest middle-class upbringing,” he added.
Trying again at his profession, Raftaar stated: “Since my preliminary years whether or not it was music, dance, portray, writing or no matter form of inventive outlet, I used to be uncovered to; it has contributed to my story, as a result of there was a touch of the hip hop tradition in every thing I did from the beginning. In all honesty, I created ‘Mr. Nair’ to interrupt a psychological barrier that the majority artists create for themselves unconsciously which hampers their success story.”
“I needed to distance myself from the entire ‘what’s trending and present rat’ race. Take my instance, as an illustration, as a teen I disapproved of my surname as a result of it was tough being a Malayali dwelling in North India. However as quickly as I realised that the identify tag doesn’t matter, I may focus extra on my artwork. This album pays homage to my roots and pays respect to the household identify that’s constructed on the inspiration of warriors and there’s no higher time than now,” he added.
He thanked all of the musicians who contributed to the album.
“Each particular person who got here on board to create this stunning piece of artwork is essential to me. With out them it wouldn’t be the album I needed to current. To each avid music fanatic, that is my labour of affection and I’ve tried my finest to present you one thing that’s by no means been introduced earlier than as I’ve labored on this creatively for the previous one 12 months with plenty of technical experimentation,” he stated.
The 16-track album was launched on Zee Music Firm on April 13.
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