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What is the best way to bring in hard-hitting topics like Indian political turmoil, religious disparity, class divide, the historic divide all in one? Why compose a rap song of course. That’s what the Leo Boys, two emcees spreading the art of hip hop from Shillong, Meghalaya has done. Also, add on a monologue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose right at the end talking about taking responsibility for the great nation we call India and you get a perfect song that is enough to make you go all gaga. The song entitled Gumnam (Unknown) is the brainchild of two rappers now residing in Kolkata; Sagnik Choudhury aka Hulky Boyy and Soumyadeep Dasgupta aka El_Deepo. After being in the Indian rap scene for four years and working on over fifty projects so far, Leo Boys has accumulated their niche of fans which can account for the 4.1k subscribers in their YouTube channel.…

These are difficult times, all we hear around are discussions around COVID-19, quarantine, lockdown, etc. The air is thick with panic and pain but some people, sometimes manage to inject some freshness amid gloom. Shankhuraj & Project Baartalaap have done just that with their new song, Baartalaap. Baartalaap or conversations sung by singer cum songwriter Shankuraj Konwar and writer/ singer Maitrayee Patar premiered on 7th April and has already garnered over forty-five thousand views on YouTube. The song is richly layered with an equally interesting backstory behind its conception. “In 2017, when we were at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) Maitrayee and I had the opportunity to sing together on World Disability Day,” says Konwar. This performance lead to many meaningful after college conversations between the two and continues to kindle creativity. “Disability to express our thoughts runs wild in our heads and a conversation is never enough to…