Mudassir Ahmed and Syed Irshad of Thugs Unit are unable to include their pleasure about making a comeback with hip hop album Resurrection 040 on Apple Music as we speak (Friday, Nov 20). Syed Irshad says, “The album will characteristic completely on Apple Music as soon as it goes reside on November 20, following which it will likely be launched on different music platforms after a fortnightly unique with Apple. We’re elated that Bobin James, Editor and Artists Relations Lead at Apple Music favored them sufficient to characteristic our music on their platform.”
Inside the hip hop neighborhood, Mudassir Ahmed and Syed Irshad are widespread as ‘Mo Boucher’ and ‘Irish Boi’ respectively. The duo from Hyderabad is named one in all India’s most interesting hip hop teams who pioneered Urdu hip hop style in Hyderabad. Explaining the essence of Resurrection 040, Mudassir says, “The tracks within the album mix jap and western music producing a mystical confluence of Sufism and hip hop genres. The 12-track album options expressive lyrics in Urdu, English and Jamaican kinds. It has tracks embody . ‘Rubaroo’ (Head to head), ‘Raahe Rast’ (Straight path), ‘Suroor-e-Ishq’ (Exhilaration of affection), ‘Pardafash’ (Unmasked), ‘Azmaish’ (Check), ‘Atishbazi’ (Fireworks), ‘Bossman’, ‘Bus’em’ (Bust Them), ‘Hate monger’, ‘Intro’, Kun (Be) that includes Insurgent of Khan Artists, and ‘Unique Rajah’ (Unique ruler). Our music is Sufism-inspired, self-reflection and raises voice in opposition to neighborhood evils and energy institutions.”
Giving a little bit background of the place the 2 began from, Mudassir says, he’s been writing, creating and recording his music since 2006. He says, “Across the identical time, I got here to know of Irshad who used to carry hip hop events and occasions. With out losing time, I met up with him and in addition carried out at his hip hop occasions. We bought alongside immediately and determined to create our personal music with our expertise. We minimize just a few combined tapes in 2008 and 2010.” The duo later launched a few singles in 2012 and 2014 on myspace and YouTube. “After our musical journey and the continual affiliation, I felt I used to be caught in a loop; we appeared to be creating one observe after the opposite and but, I discovered no contentment. I took a break and pursued a religious journey in 2014.” Mudassir explains his religious journey ‘as the search to mirror the purity of ideas in music.’
A few of their combined tapes are The Starting (2008), The Motion (2010) and Poets Phrase (2012). Later in 2019, the duo reconnected to create Resurrection 040.
Why in Urdu? “To carry the true flavour of what Hyderabad has to supply by way of music. All our music is a mixture of Urdu and English for ease of understanding by folks of all languages. Within the early days, Irshad and I experimented with native languages and determined to go together with Urdu as we liked the way it sounded. Our followers too appreciated the Urdu hip hop, so we determined to make it our signature model. We additionally lace it with Jamaican flavour by including a little bit of reggae,” explains Mudassir.
Irshad provides, “We see hip-hop as a software for spreading information and shifting mindsets. Primarily, hip hop is a style for representing the voice of the folks; we use it as a software to voice our ideas in opposition to oppression in all varieties. Once we see one thing fallacious in our neighborhood, we discuss it in our music.”
The artistes are very proud that the music for the album is produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producers like Buck Wild. This additionally makes the duo the primary from Telangana (and maybe from India) to work with the US-based Grammy-nominated producers.
Resurrection 040. can be obtainable for streaming and buy on all main music platforms together with Spotify and Amazon amongst others after 15 days.