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Rap Music

Fans React To Weeknd's Latest Album 'Dawn FM' Call It 'Album Of The Year'

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

After the album was dropped worldwide, fans of The Weeknd have taken social media by storm.

Kanye West, Billie Eilish To Headline Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival 2022

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

Kanye West previously headlined Coachella in 2011, while Billie Eilish played at the event in 2019, the last time festival was held.

Travis Scott Dropped From Coachella Music Festival After Astroworld Tragedy

The rapper has been dropped from the lineup for the upcoming festival. Scott got removed from the festival following the recent Astroworld tragedy at his Houston show that occurred in November where reportedly ten attendees lost their lives amid crowd surge.

Shah Rule: Hip-Hop Has Always Come From A Place Of Reality, Authenticity, Peace, Love And Unity

Dec 09, 2021 Prateek Sur

‘Gully Gang’s popular rapper Shah Rule speaks to Outlook about the growth of hip-hop in India, and how it’s spreading its wings all across the country.

Rapper D’Evil: The Culture Of Hip-Hop Is Such That Everybody Wants To Live Life That Way

‘Gully Gang’ Rapper D’Evil speaks to Outlook about the growth of hip-hop culture in India, and how its fashion sense should take into account the surroundings and the rapper’s real personality.

09 December, 2021

Straight Outta India: The Evolution Of Indian Hip-Hop

Samarth Goyal

Hip Hop music, has over the years almost become synonymous with the Indian pop music, almost blurring lines between the two genres.

09 December, 2021

Straight Outta Kochi: How John K Sunny aKa Wayword Overcame His Inhibitions Of Rapping In His Mother Tongue

John Sunny

Cochin based rapper John K Sunny, better known as Wayword, writes about his fascination with the world of hip-hop, which led him to writing his first ever hip-hop song in 2016.

08 December, 2021

Women In Hip-Hop: Emerging Rappers Who’re Bringing In A Freshness To The Genre

Prateek Sur

While the hip-hop culture in India is growing for quite a while, not many female rappers had been there for a long time. Here are a few female rappers who’ve started making a lot of impact in the recent past.

08 December, 2021

Step Up, India! How Southside Bboys Revolutionised The Concept Of Breakdancing

Samarth Goyal

Popular Kerala-based dance crew Southside Bboys’ member Maneesh B aKa Bboy Mazaru, talks to Outlook about the challenges faced by them, in their 10-year-long journey of breakdancing in India.

06 December, 2021

DIVINE: Life Was Tough Growing Up; The Experiences Made Me The Artiste I’m Today

Prateek Sur

Rapper DIVINE has been credited as one of the topmost hip-hop artistes of the country. Talking to Outlook, he reveals how the hip-hop scene has grown in India, and how he tackles criticism coming his way.

06 December, 2021

From Parodies Of English Songs To Rapping Against Injustice: Fejo's Decade-Long Journey As A Rapper

Samarth Goyal

Malayalam rapper Fejo, one of the biggest names in the fast-growing rap community in India, focusses on taking up several socio-political issues in his songs.


05 December, 2021

Fashion And Hip Hop – A Bond Made For Life

Prateek Sur

You cannot talk of hip hop and not talk about the fashion associated with it. The style statement of the rappers is distinct. Here’s charting a bit about the when’s and why’s behind this unique sartorial choice.

04 December, 2021

Baba Sehgal: Rappers Today Are Scared To Try Something New

Prateek Sur

Singer Baba Sehgal speaks to Outlook about the rap culture in India, his introduction to the hip hop scene in the 1990s, its inclusion in the popular culture of today, and lots more.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz