Not a Tribute Song

Skimming the other Sikh blogs, I found this post (on a great blog that I am starting to like and not just because he is also an Immortal Technique fan) about a Sikh conscious rapper from Toronto. Although I couldn’t find too much on the internet about Kanwer Singh, other than the fact he is a recent college graduate, the comments on his works have received much praise on youtube. Kanwar goes by Humble the Poet (maybe an allusion to Bhat Bani? SGGS 1400). I personally found this track amazing. (Don’t worry Joolz/Bobby/Suzy, no bad language here)

The track deals with a number of incidents that have plagued the Punjabi Sikh community in Toronto, Canada (although unfortunately Kitimat is there too). However these problems are hardly limited to Canada. They are the stories of our diaspora. From male youth violence, AIDS, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse, this song hits on it all. In fact many of these are themes that get talked about at the Sikh conference I mentioned yesterday. In case you were interested, you can download Kanwer’s track here.

Looks like I have another favorite Sikh rapper along with Mandeep Sethi from the Bay. Your thoughts?

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14 Responses to “Not a Tribute Song”

  1. Phulkari says:

    Very powerful piece of work and even more so when it's a Punjabi Sikh brother creating it! Wishing you the best Kanwer Singh … looking forward to some more tracks!

    p.s. “I Heart” productions … haha … what a lovely name! :)

  2. Phulkari says:

    Very powerful piece of work and even more so when it’s a Punjabi Sikh brother creating it! Wishing you the best Kanwer Singh looking forward to some more tracks!

    p.s. I Heart productions haha … what a lovely name! :)

  3. Abinaash says:

    Wow, that was amazing. Keep it up…

  4. Abinaash says:

    Wow, that was amazing. Keep it up…

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  7. Suki says:

    Sad one of the main topic in the song is still happening here in Vancouver.

    http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html

  8. Suki says:

    Sad one of the main topic in the song is still happening here in Vancouver.

    http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=b37ac81f-bf22-4c16-b349-42e4de31b34c

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  12. essay writer says:

    The info about this sound you shared that here according to your comments that this is not a tribute song this is looking strange that they composed it likes the sound of tribute. But you are passing such different kind of statement.