Popular Assamese rap artiste, Island Warrior from Majuli district of Assam is soon going to perform at the exclusive reality show, Hustle, on MTV. He is going to rap in Assamese at the reality show.
Hustle is yet another flagship show of MTV where talented rappers from all over the country battle against each other and perform various tasks vying for the title. The show has three accomplished rappers from the country — Raftaar, Nucleya and Raja Kumari — as judges. Hustle does not see any of its participants do cover versions but come up with entirely original content.
Island Warrior, who original name is Maan Borah, has garnered a lot of appreciation for his content and bars since he started his career. Till now, he has released six videos of which Jonota is the most popular one. Jonota by Island Warrior is a refix of the song Farak by Divine.
“I am the first hip hop artiste from Majuli. I am rapping for some time now and somehow my video reached famed hip hop artiste Raftaar, who is one of the judges in MTV Hustle. It was an awesome experience altogether performing at MTV Hustle. Raftaar is extremely supportive, so is the entire team,” the rapper said while speaking to Time8.
“Eventually, MTV Hustle planned for a united cypher ( informal gathering of rappers, beat-boxers, and/or break-dancers in a circle). They invited me there as a guest of honour. They loved my vibe and my throw though they didn’t understand the language (Assamese). Most importantly, my creations are not commercial and my themes are based on social issues,” added Island Warrior.
The teaser of the particular episode of MTV Hustle is already out and it will be telecast on October 12th and 13th, 2019 at 7 pm. In the teaser, Island Warrior is seen singing out loud in Assamese with other rappers performing in Hindi, Odia, Malayalam, Kumaoni and Garhwali.
Photo credit: Island Warrior