Legendary British emcee, record producer and singer M.I.A., born Mathangi Arulpragasam, is gearing up for her debut live set in India.
The hard-hitting emcee, who is recognised across the globe for her flagrant rap verses on Travis Scott‘s “FRANCHISE” single alongside Young Thug & Future, “Aim” & “Kala” LPs, “Bad Girls”, “Immigrant” alongside Philadelphia’s iconic rapper Meek Mill, “Boyz” featuring Jay-Z, “Come Around” featuring Timbaland & more, will perform in Pune at the NH7 Weekender this year.
Notably, M.I.A. is slated to join forces with a slew of evocative Hip-Hop, electronic and jazz artists including Cartel Madras, Jai Wolf, Ezra Collective, Punjab‘s rising emcee Tricksingh, Darwin John, Euphoria 25, Priya Ragu & more.
Reportedly, this year’s NH7 Weekender will go down from 1-3rd December in Pune.
Check out the Bacardi NH7 Weekender Line-up here via X, formerly Twitter.
This is just the beginning of something epic, there’s loads more in store for you! ⏭️🔥— Bacardi NH7 Weekender (@NH7) September 26, 2023
From Metal to Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, Electronic, Afro, Folk Pop, R&B, Rock, Reggae, Ska, Punjabi- there’s something for everyone in this drop! pic.twitter.com/GUY5Z7RfrY
Evolution is the driving force of progress, and @MIAuniverse thrives within an ever-changing landscape—an embodiment of her boundless creativity, steadfast internal compass, and enduring status as a trailblazer in culture, art, and music 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Qa7jVJ6t0j— Bacardi NH7 Weekender (@NH7) September 26, 2023
Last year, NH7 Weekender recruited Dreamville’s iconic emcee J.I.D. to headline the concluding day of the 3-day festival. In fact, the “Ma Boy” and “Surround Sound” rapper was joined by numerous Hip-Hop heavyweights at the time including India’s rap royalty Kr$na, record producer Sez on The Beat, Seedhe Maut, Hanumankind, Rawal, Yashraj, and MC Altaf.
Besides M.I.A., Canadian Women Hip-Hop duo Cartel Madras will be debuting at the major festival too. The iconic rap group, which dropped its riveting Hip-Hop LP “The Serpent & the Tiger”, is behind cult rap records including “Glossy” alongside Southern India‘s major label producer Parimal Shais, “Dawood Ibrahim”, “Lil Pump Type Beat” and more.
Look out for Bacardi NH7 Weekender Pune this year.
Stream M.I.A.’s iconic LP “Kala” via Spotify.