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Hear New Delhi-Bred Artist Slyck Twoshadez and Producer Top price’s Confessional EP ‘Aadat’

The rapper speaks about his time in therapy, starting up out great sooner than the ‘Gully Boy’ wave and groups up with the likes of Dee MC, Gravity and others

Anurag Tagat
Nov 30, 2022





(Lawful) Slyck Twoshadez and producer Top price. Photo: Zummer boys

India-bred, U.S.-primarily based totally hip-hop artist Slyck Twoshadez aka Prashant Verma picks up felony where he left off with his 2021 album Umreeki with his most standard EP Aadat, exploring identification and the self by a queer lens. This time around, he groups up with Indian producer Top price aka Hitesh Kapoor and brings in just a few heavy-hitter guests through the six-track story which released in October.

Among the oldest deliberate tracks on Aadat are “Maze Me” that comprises Mumbai’s Dee MC and “Rehne Enact” that comprises vocalist Anumeha Bhasker. Slyck Twoshadez says, “Me and Dee started talking about collaborating around a decade ago on Fb but bought occupied in our ingenious and professional pursuits. Dee modified into touring the US early in 2022 and we contain been talking about collaborating. Me and Top price had already attach together a scratch for the track and Dee cherished what we did on the track. She modified into in New York and we made up our minds to hit the studio and build a fun video the very next day.”

With Bhasker, who is an Indian classical vocalist, the rapper says their friendship goes serve to 2008 when they contain been undergrads learning the identical program in Chandigarh. “We knew it would constantly be spirited to fuse our kinds and attain up with one thing. To initiate off I asked her to story the hook on a the truth is general instrumental which Top price had attach together. Once her vocals contain been in Preemo created a masterpiece around it which allowed me to pour my heart through the professionals and cons of solitude,” Slyck adds about the track.

A fortuitous collaborative venture between Slyck and Top price, Aadat started when the New Delhi-bred rapper modified into launched to the producer by rapper NoNation whereas engaged on Umreeki. Created predominantly over Zoom calls, Aadat suits the bill in phrases of a seamless rapper-producer personnel-up. The pair didn’t even meet till earlier this year. “Internal the main 12 hours, we played at [venue] Raasta for our album initiate, recorded the intro to my solo album and shot two song movies,” the rapper says.

Rappers NoNation, Gravity and Smoke bring the warmth bar by bar on “Posse Slit,” a conventional round-colorful “rappity rap” song as Slyck phrases it. While “Posse Slit” is ready togetherness and honing one’s unravel, “Rendezvous” takes aim on the sport of seeking out perfect the typical and clout-forming artists in a single’s circle, that comprises New Delhi rapper Spaz. The the leisure of Aadat sees Slyck flip his consideration inwards in a technique he’s never attempted sooner than, as heard on the title track, “Rehne Enact” and the outro “Therapy,” which has references to how the rapper ancient to smoke 13 joints a day and is now on to more grownup tasks adore dwelling-attempting with his wife. “I the truth is contain never been nervous to be weak and introspective in my song, genuinely that modified into indubitably one of many explanations I cherished song and started writing. As great as I delight in being cocky and confident on a story and unusual flows and lyricism I assume it is equally principal to unusual and take care of what is going on in my inner most lifestyles,” he says. That acknowledged, there’s no lack of introspective songs by Slyck Twoshadez, as he parts to his 2015 single “Keen Man Gotta Pronounce” and “Protect Your Hand” off Umreeki in 2021.

With song movies for “Maze Me” and “Posse Slit” out now, Slyck has here would maybe be more movies popping out till the tip of 2022. To boot to to reveals in North The United States, the rapper is already engaged on his next solo album Upwards and Onwards. “It’s going to contain around 13 or 14 tracks produced by Top price and Asura. I am also working with MC Kode on a podcast sequence called, ‘Butter Rooster Gang Podcast’. A lot of stuff in works,” he adds.

Hearken to ‘Aadat’ EP below.

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