What does it take for a female rapper to break to the top in India? Dee MC lays it out. Dee MC aka Deepa Unnikrishnan raps because it lets her be who she wants to be. Writing about real issues like gender inequality that affect her, she’s part of Mumbai’s blossoming underground hip hop movement.
Hip Hop Homeland is the most in-depth look yet at the burgeoning Indian underground hip hop scene. A series of raw, gritty profiles about a fast emerging youth trend, Hip Hop Homeland covers the growth of hip hop movement in Mumbai, spanning the entire scope of hip hop subculture – from rap to other forms of self-expression like dance and visual art. This new trend is coming through the slums and the chawls, and the rappers covered in the series speak in a street ‘bhasha’ that draws on local languages.
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