Rapper Aditi Nair aka Rap Kid India talks about having sung and written for ‘Kho Kho’
Rapper Rap Kid India’s [Aditi R Nair] distinctive voice and magnificence belies her age. The 17-year-old’s curiosity led her to present a shot at hip hop when she was 13 years previous. Now, 4 years later, she has not solely made a reputation for herself as a rapper but in addition turned lyricist-composer-singer for the recently-released Malayalam film, Kho Kho.
Although this isn’t her first time in cinema; her first film was Tovino Thomas’ Kilometres and Kilometres, through which she rapped for ‘Thelinjee Vaanaake…’ She has additionally sung the quilt model of ‘Apna time aayega…’ from the film Gully Boy for #WithALittleHelp a Google initiative, honouring sports activities individuals.
Kho Kho, nevertheless, is particular as a result of she has written and sung for 5 songs, apart from backing vocals for a sixth, ‘Kho Kho Theevandi’.
Rajisha Vijayan in ‘Kho Kho’
“It was a thrilling and overwhelming experience, despite the lockdown. I have been a kho-kho player in my school, Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS (Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram), so I was excited about it. Lyrics just flowed and writing the songs was like a dream come true,” Aditi says.
Music director Sidhartha Pradeep contacted her, on the suggestion of director Rahul Riji Nair, asking if she would have an interest. “They were looking for a voice that would fit in, for the rap. Initially I thought I was doing only one song but then it became five. Writing, singing and rapping was all on the spot…” she says. She was one of many film’s three lyricists, apart from Vinayak Sasikumar and Arjun Ranjan.
As a 11-year-old, Aditi stumbled onto rap when she heard a rap tune on the radio. Not solely did it fancy her, but in addition made her wish to give it a shot. She says she is extra eager about Western music, fuelling her curiosity in rap. She wrote many songs over time, corresponding to ‘Feel Free to Dream’, which uploaded on her YouTube channel throughout lockdown, she composed when she was 13.
“Rapping initially was not easy, but it wasn’t impossible either,” says the Class XII pupil. “The sound was different, which made me curious and wanted to experiment. When I started there weren’t many Malayali rappers nor was it so mainstream.”
Aditi raps in Hindi, Malayalam and English, and uploads the songs on her YouTube channel. Her songs can be found on Spotify too. She provides, “I like to write about a mix of things. I wrote and sang about chocolates and marshmallow, which worked out well. Similarly about stuff that is happening around us and things that concern people of my generation. I want to tell them through my music that I am with them.”