Writing Rap Songs on Social Issues: Sumit's Story

Thursday 12 March 2020

Persistence is the key to turning your dreams into reality. And that’s the mantra of 15-year-old Sumit, who has been dedicatedly rapping for the past five years. Born and brought up in a slum near Vasant Vihar in Delhi, Sumit has been writing rap songs on social issues that he faces in day-to-day life. “I am very sentimental about social issues, and my way to vent out emotions is to write them down in the form of rap. Jab Nirbhaya hua, Pulwama hua, toh maine apni feelings likh dali. Yahan tak ki mere yahan pani ki samasya ko bhi maine likha,” says Sumit, who studies in a government school. Read the full Hindustan Times piece here.