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News |  10 Dec 2016 15:21 |  By Mallika Deb

Dharavi rappers Nine O Feet release song on demonetisation

MUMBAI: The rappers from the globally known ghetto of Mumbai, Dharavi, Nine O Feet released a song on the much talked about topic of demonetisation yesterday, 9 December 2016.

The song is a depiction of their hard life and the true spirit of our hood. The band comprises Navneetan as rapper/producer, VRDN (Varadhan) rapper, and director of photography, Iniyan Thomas who raps in Tamil.

The 'demonetisation' song also acknowledged as the ‘Modi Song’, is a Hindi-Tamil rap about India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his decision of banning 500 and 1000 rupees notes from 8 November 2016.

A spokesperson for the band, Navneetan Slangsta who is also the rapper and producer, told that, their view of demonetisation is that of the common man, and that they are not really aware of the long term advantages of the move. “The idea of making the song about the subject was obvious. We are facing problems in day-to-day life. Even if there is a great long-term advantage, what about tomorrow and how far did the government prepare us for it?” questions Navneetan.

Talking about the song, Navneetan said, “The Tamil rapper Iniyan said what he faced personally, the Hindi rapper Vijay talks about the advantages of the move. The song is the just points of view; we have left it to people to decide.”

Navneetan also shared that they created the music and wrote the song simultaneously and finished it in two days. “The audio was created purely in my bedroom”, added he. The video production took longer and took almost a week. Every shot from the music video is from Dharavi and Burning Hands Production did the video production.

Check out the song here: