Mumbai based Emcee Poetik Justis has started a new movement in Indian underground Hip-Hop Scene. He has called the project #CipherChallenge.
He posted a video to his facebook page a few days ago. The video has Poetik dropping a verse to a beat produced by HHB, and nominating another Emcee, who has to then, respond within a week. And the series shall continue like this.
We spoke to Poetik about how he came up with the idea, and what was his motive behind it. Here’s what he told DRS:
“It all started when I felt like the HipHop scene per the course of the past few months has been slowly receding in terms of quality lyrics and basically I just wanted to bring that back a bit and so I came up with this series. Been wanting to do something like this for a long time and it feels good that I did.
I haven’t come up with this concept this is an already existing concept and I just wanted to try it out over here and you know the rest. I just feel that all the emcees on the challenge should bring their a-game on it and I see that happening because until now nobody’s failed to deliver or disappoint. Hoping to see a whole chunk of dope emcees from outta every corner of India hop on this”
Here are all the videos released so far under the #CipherChallenge:
- Poetik Justis #CipherChallenge:
2. EMF (Asura)- #CipherChallenge
3. X-centrik – The Conscience Conflict #CipherChallenge
4. D’Evil – Bhalti Soch #CipherChallenge
5. Dee MC – Deeva #CipherChallenge