Hip-Hop Artist, Blitz, is gearing up to release his highly anticipated sophmore album this September! On August 1st, he will be dropping his first single “Chumma” (Kiss) featuring the legends RDB. This is a huge collaboration for Blitz, who has been rocking the scene since ’07, with his debut album “The Rhyme Book” I actually picked up his album in Southall, it helped me get through some long delays on the tube. He’s one of the hottest Canadian exports to hit the UK urban scene. Celebrated in both the South Asian and Canadian rap scenes, Blitz will be shooting the music video for his debut Canadian single upon his return to Canada in September, featuring none other than Toronto rap legends Saukrates and Choclair.
Are you an artist looking to get your track out, but don’t have a project to collaborate on? Starting November, Ahmad Shakur is looking to round up Pakistani Hip Hop artists, to jump on this mixtape. Read the details below and spread the word. After the mixtape is completed, you’ll be able to download it right here on Urban Desi Radio!
“…Whats up everyone, I have official news that the first Mixtape for PK Hip Hop will start production work in Novemeber. Artists who want to be featured must be a Pakistani local. Overseas rappers will be featured in the next mixtape project. The Mixtape will feature 8,9 songs with each track being a unique concept and style. This is the time for upcoming artists to show themselfs their real talent and skill.
Major promation both local and international are in the works so anyone who wants to get involved in this project must put in hard work and dedication. The requirments for the mixtape are not at all strict. It only demands quality production and creative concepts that stick out from the rest. Rules for the Mixtape will be posted in a week and it will list all the details so recording can be done soon. For more details Miahmad87@gmail.com”
Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith brought us India Jazz Suites. UPAJ looks amazing, it’s definitely one of the best documentary trailers I’ve seen all year!
A 64 year-old Indian Kathak master and a young Black tap dancer from Hells Kitchen journey together across India crafting a unique and startling collaboration. Bringing the ancient, foot founded, dynamic art of Kathak together with the American, underground art of Tap forges a trek that shatters barriers of age, race and culture. The show they fasten creates an explosion in audiences they meet along the way, and their friendship challenges their ideas about each other and themselves.
Directed by Hoku Uchiyama
Produced by Antara Bhardwaj
2nd Unit Director: Shaun Jefford
Sound Recordist: Anandar Chandrahasan
Production Assistant: Ramanand Sharma
Produced by Hindipendent Films and the Center for Asian American Media