'Artistes need to be respected for freedom of expression'
New Delhi: Rapper and controversy's favourite child Hard Kaur, whose real name is Taran Kaur Dhillon, has come up with a new song titled 'Kashmir2Khalistan'. Known for being blatantly vocal, she says a real artiste needs to be respected for his or her freedom of expression.
"That's how it should be. As artistes we shouldn't be pressured into making club bangers and commercial songs all the time. A real artiste needs to be respected for his freedom of expression. When that's taken away or overtaken with business and money it puts very difficult choices in front of an artist," Hard Kaur said.
"It's hip-hop. It was invented to speak against the wrongs in society, to raise voice for the innocent and it being such a powerful technique of words and delivery it's has brought big changes in the world," she added.
The 'Char baj gaye' rapper said that hip-hop has "proven again and again that it's not just music. It's a whole different way of existing".
The new track, Hard Kaur says is a song for the times "we are living in".
"It's my way of raising awareness as an artist through my music as. Being a Sikh, it's my duty to stand up against oppression and protect humanity especially when it's my land, my people, my country," she further added.