Ikka teams up with Sez on the Beat for 'Aawaz ye Azaad'
Ikka throws some shade at Pakistani rapper Chen-K in the video.
With the ongoing tension and diss tracks getting exchanged between mainstream hip-hop artists, the gap between the gritty, raw underground, and the mainstream has become wide as ever. Hip-hop heads have started thinking of commercial artists as a joke. Amidst all this, Ikka, one of the biggest rap artists in India, collaborated with the underground’s favorite producer Sez for his single Aawaz ye Azaad.
With a rustic, old-school beat from Sez, Ikka’s unique flows work perfectly with the track. He goes off-beat at times, stretching and compressing some words, only to finish the bar in time. His vocal performance goes well with the lyrical content, which talks about everything from religious unrest, revolution, and the tyranny of fame. Without taking any names, in particular, Ikka makes it clear what side of the fence he is on.
The video, made by Inflict captures the mood of the track with its red and blue color tones. It’s apparent that video had some influences from the album cover of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, but that doesn’t take away from the video.
The video was released on YouTube on 4th May and is streaming on all major platforms.