Category: Local South Asians Published on Friday, 13 July 2012 10:34 Written by Hardik Dave
A Blend of Humor and Swag
Hip-Hop is flourishing in South Asian (Desi) communities globally and there is no shortage of Punjabi rappers these days, but no real attempts have been made at Gujarati rap for quite a long time – until now. iQ aka Guju Bhai says, "Kem cho Guju Bhai?"
From politics to Bollywood to music, Gujarat is on the rise. Amitabh Bhachchan’s support of the Vibrant Gujarat campaign, Chetan Bhagat’s upcoming movie "Kaipo Che" featuring Gujarati Rock song Pankhida and now iQ’s "Guju Bhai" are all signs of the changing times.
We were able to speak with iQ regarding his release, "Honestly, it all started out as fun. We were tired of listening to angry music. Hip-Hop is supposed to be fun, why all the anger? Being Gujarati, we wanted to give a fresh perspective with a bit of that Gujju humor. The love, support and demand from our listeners has been amazing. There will be lots more where this came from!"