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The Birth of Gully Rap: Inside India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene (2019) – This VICE documentary chronicles the rise of rap music across Mumbai and how DIVINE and Naezy popularized their unique brand of gully rap.
Bombay 70 (2015) – Naezy was Mumbai’s breakthrough rap sensation a few years ago. This documentary about the early years of his career shows how his life in an impoverished neighborhood fueled his passion for hip-hop, even though his family was not able to understand it at first.
SlumGods of Dharavi (2014) – In Dharavi, one of the largest slums in India, the SlumGods movement initiates youngsters into hip-hop culture with a hope that they don’t get swayed by untoward influences. This Guardian documentary explores the hopes and dreams of B-Boy Vikram and his mentor B-Boy Akku.
A New Wave in India Hip-Hop: Azadi Records (2019) – VICE Raps is an international docuseries that touches upon unique stories in hip-hop from across the world. This episode is about Delhi-based Azadi Records, an independent hip-hop record label with a roster of artists like Prabh Deep, Seedhe Maut, Swadesi, Siri, Ahmer, Rak, and Tienas.
A Hip-Hop Uprising in Mumbai’s Nalasopara (2018) – This Scroll.in documentary explores the hip-hop scene in the Mumbai suburb of Nalasopara, with a focus on the formation of Bombay Lokal. The members of the group explain how the suburb became an unexpected hub for hip-hop.
Sez On The Beat: The Producer Behind Indian Hip-Hop’s Breakout Hits (2018) – As part of the Indian Express Online series, Portraits, this documentary about then-Azadi Records artist Sez On The Beat follows the life of beat producer Sajeel Kapoor from Delhi. As part of the Azadi Records roster, Sez has produced beats and songs for some of the best rappers from across the country, including Prabh Deep, Seedhe Maut, Tienas, and Kashmiri rapper Ahmer.