There hasn’t been a better time for artists in India to make a social statement with their music. On R.O.O.T.S – Rhymes On Oblivion Taped Society, rapper Logarhythm presents a compilation mixtape, that comes packed with powerful thoughts.
A collection of his previous singles and unreleased material, R.O.O.T.S is Logarhythm looking back at his trail in the national hip-hop scene and pondering on the road that our country and society are headed towards.
2020 has been an eventful year for Mainak Ghosh, with the emcee releasing a slew of singles like ‘Beat Pe Khatam’, ‘Teri Kamzori’ and ‘Galat Faisla’. And before taking a full-fledged debut album on his shoulders, the multi-lingual rapper grabs our attention towards his journey till now.
Over 9 tracks and 24 minutes of incisive rap, Logarhtym shifts between languages, observations and stories. The result is a melee of tracks that capture different vibes, verse-flows and topics – from justice, coming-of-age, politics to party bangers. Even the ongoing pandemic finds a mention on ‘Nazarkaid’ as Logarhythm aptly says “Haat dhona aam baat hai, saath dena. Par thoda doori hai zaroori, na ki majboori hai.”
R.O.O.T.S is grounded in the Bengali emcee’s origins and hip-hop’s history. Built upon minimal booming beats, the compilation release is strung together on a sound that’s reminiscent of the culture’s early years, fused with a modern trap sound.
With R.O.O.T.S, Logarhythm has the attention of Indian hip-hop fans, who’ll surely wait on what the young emcee has to say next. A debut mixtape Mayajaal is being teased on his Instagram page, and we’re all ears.
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