11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With solid Bollywood credentials behind her, including hits from Patiala House, OK Jaanu and ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, rapper Hard Kaur returns to the pure hip-hop genre on The Rising Mixtape, Vol. 1, a years-long labour of love project. With an ear for inventiveness and inspired by collaboration, she elicits fresh sounds from a staggering 30 Indian guest artists on the album. This mix of raw talent—both well-known and underground—injects new energy into this hard-hitting selection of rough beats and aggressive, witty rhymes. Lead single “All Stars Anthem” flaunts the big-squad feel, with each artist backing up the next. This might just be the future of Indian hip-hop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With solid Bollywood credentials behind her, including hits from Patiala House, OK Jaanu and ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, rapper Hard Kaur returns to the pure hip-hop genre on The Rising Mixtape, Vol. 1, a years-long labour of love project. With an ear for inventiveness and inspired by collaboration, she elicits fresh sounds from a staggering 30 Indian guest artists on the album. This mix of raw talent—both well-known and underground—injects new energy into this hard-hitting selection of rough beats and aggressive, witty rhymes. Lead single “All Stars Anthem” flaunts the big-squad feel, with each artist backing up the next. This might just be the future of Indian hip-hop.

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