Photo: Meta/Karma & Raftaar
Indian Hip-Hop pioneer and rap mogul Raftaar, born Dilin Nair, has announced a massive rap single with former label mate Karma. Karma reportedly parted ways with Raftaar’s coveted record label “Kalamkaar Music” in February this year and the two haven’t released new music together since that major label exit.
Fans have been pushing for Raftaar & Karma’s return to collaborative efforts ever since. The flagrant mentor-protégé rap duo collaborated on “36” from Raftaar’s massive “Hard Drive Vol. 1” EP in November last year.
Now, the upcoming track reportedly remixes “35” from Karma’s sprawling Sez on The Beat-produced “Eyes On The Prize” EP. Released last week, the incendiary project is home to 6 hard-hitting rap records – “35”, “International”, “Duniya Makkar”, “Khelne Ki Cheez”, “Long Story Short” and notoriously titled “No Cocaine”.
Few hours ago, Raftaar stormed social media with a hard-hitting preview of the track. The forthcoming single, whose preview captures Karma & Raftaar’s slick vocals, seemingly samples A$ap Rocky‘s iconic rap record “No Sleep” featuring FKA Twigs.
Check out Raftaar & Karma’s track preview here via Meta.
Reportedly, James and Raftaar will join Indian rap superproducers Deep Kalsi and Karan Kanchan alongside fierce emcee Irfana, Gully Gang-affiliate MC Altaf, Sambata, Raga, Riar Saab, D’Evil, Sammohit, Pho, DG Immortals, Krantinaari, Moko Koza, Tsumyoki, DJ Proof, Dee MC, DEEKING, OG Shez and underground consortium of Hip-Hop artists Marol Art Village.
Since you’re here, check out “No Sleep” music video by A$ap Rocky & FKA Twigs.
Stream ’36’ by Raftaar and ’35’ by Karma via Spotify.