Based in both the UK and India, hip hop artist MC Solomon uses his unique position to collaborate with and showcase some of the most exciting rap talent from the hugely popular Indian Hip Hop scene. Bringing together sounds and influences from both cultural epicenters, he works with some of South Asian’s biggest names, bringing them to a fresh UK and worldwide audience via his own label Kamani Records.
Harnessing the mantra Knowledge Is Power throughout his output, Solomon uses the current socio-political landscape as fuel as commentary in his music. His new single ‘Om Namah Shivaya‘ features Nepal’s most popular rapper 5:55 (who has over 50M views on YouTube and a vast following online). The pair (who met at the Goa Hip Hop Festival in 2020) have collaborated to break down judgement in music, and to explore the mixing of Asian and Eastern Hip Hop. The track echoes this cross-cultural ethos, as Nepalese and Indian sounds bounce off a skippy Trap-Hop beat. The music video (also out 22nd Feb) which features classical Indian dancers, who visually depict the two different paths we can choose in life.
‘Om Namah Shivaya’ is the third single from MC Solomon’s up-coming album ‘Behind The Mask‘ which is produced by Oxford producer Asia Minor. The album also features fellow rappers Shaikhspeare and Niya Love, who featured on previous single As The World Turns, which was championed by Hip Hop media such as UK Hip Hop, I Am Hip Hop, Blatantly Blunt and Iggy Mag.
‘Om Namah Shivaya’ is out on all DSPs now.
The album ‘Behind The Mask’ is due for release later this year.