January 11, 2021
What started as four people talking over social media and organising a cypher at Lalbagh, Bangalore, is now a space for artists like never witnessed before. Breaking all socially constructed barriers, Wanandaf represents a culture where music drives and the artists join in. Coming from varied backgrounds, they get to express themselves in their languages. From performing amongst people who were familiar with rap culture to performing at Town Hall, introducing hip-hop to a new crowd and standing united with them for a cause, Inner Rhymes, Nex, Agaahi Raahi and Akx have come a long way. Creating a buzz in their own fields, Inner Rhymes talks about Mental Health and his song Lullaby is worth listening to. Agaahi Raahi is here to make a change, he is angry and his song Krodh does the talking for him. Holding on to his roots, Nex raps in Dakhni Urdu, and his bit in Tower of Babel 2.0 is sure to cause a stir. Akx speaks his heart out and his mixtape Ghibli will get you thinking. But there’s one thing that has stayed with them through this journey, the city of Bangalore. Released on 11th February, “56” is a song for the city by the gang of four that started it all.