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News |  17 Aug 2018 14:32 |  By RnMTeam

Brodha V's 'Shook One' talks about popular rappers, plagiarising his lyrics and tunes

MUMBAI: Brodha V (read as Brother V), a self-taught musician from Bengaluru, who blends hip-hop, Hindustani, Carnatic and Indian folk music to create unique compositions, has released a new track.

Titled Shook Ones, it is a freestyle track that addresses the issue about how popular rappers are plagiarising his lyrics and tunes. He adds on this, “I have heard bits and pieces of my work being plagiarised by many popular rappers when it comes to lyrics and tunes. This takes away the deserved recognition and that's a bit unfair.”

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Speaking about the song, Brodha says, "Nowadays, India as a whole looks at only rappers based in either Mumbai or Delhi. I mean no doubt they are talented and doing well, but there are a lot of others rappers too, from all over India, who are probably more talented and gifted. I am, myself, from Bengaluru and believe that the ones who aren’t in the public eye also deserve some attention.”

The track is, thus, a freestyle rap in Hindi and Kannada on Mobb Deep’s original, Shook One and it's also Brodha V's way to pay tribute to the legend.

Born in Kanchipuram, the Bengaluru-based artist started rapping at the age of 16 and took part in online rap battles. As an independent artist, Brodha V released a mixtape called Deathpunch, which had a limited release and garnered him considerable attention from the hip hop fraternity and the independent music circuit in South India. Several well-known pop culture websites, along with Rolling Stone, have also named him as a part of ‘Hip-Hop’s Elite’. He has also collaborated with other artists, from the Indian film industry such as Raghu Dixit, Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal and Anirudh Ravichander

Over the last decade, Brodha V has garnered a loyal fan base with hits singles like On My Own, Aathma Raama, After Party, Aigiri Nandini, Let Em Talk and Way Too Easy.