Not too tender to Rap
Heard Sajna Tere Bina or the Punjabi rap song, Ghaint Kudi? Well, the rapper you heard is the youngest female rapper. After Hard Kaur, Ish Kaur has made it big for herself in this male dominated form of art.
More than a century before rap exploded onto the American music scene, west African musicians were telling stories rhythmically, with just the beat of a drum for accompaniment.
Meanwhile, folk artistes from the Caribbean Islands were also telling stories in rhyme. Indeed, these singing poets from Africa and the Caribbean lay the foundation for modern-day American rap music.
The rhymes often address provocative subjects such as sex, violence and socio-political issues and has been acknowledged as the voice of the youth for decades and this is exactly where Kaur has made her place.
At the age of 18, Kaur has bagged the Bharat Niraman Award for being the youngest female rapper. Since her childhood days she was influenced by Hip-Hop music and at the young age of 13 she wrote her first Rap Sajna Tere Bina.
With her interest inclined towards an unusual profession, especially in our country, it was definitely not easy for her to convince her parents. But can talent stay latent for long?
Seeing her singing talent and her dedication, she successfully convinced her parents. It’s then she took her first step towards the commercial music.
And let’s say that she convinced not just her parents, but also the social media world, where people are following not in hundreds but in thousands.
An underground rap artiste, Kaur is fast emerging as a prodigy rap talent who has gone beyond the culture to fit into India’s young and happening crowd.
She blends age old wisdom in her songs in a new Hip-Hop style of the youth which has made her appealing to the listeners.
Apart from writing lyrics and rapping, she is also trained in many dance forms. From Bharatanatyam, Hip-hop to Salsa, she has got it all in her. Let’s say she has left nothing that wouldn’t craft her as a complete artiste on the stage.
Being 18 also means board exams in India. Well, Kaur is not only a talented rapper but also a studious child. She cleared her 12 Board Examination, 2014 with 92%. She never mixed her professional life with her studies and is also very clear about completing her education.
‘Rapping has always been on my mind and Rap is what I live. With all the love, affection and blessings of my fans and well wisher, I hope to make it bigger in Rapping Industry’, says contented Ish Kaur.