Mumbai, February 12, 2024 – After the ground-breaking success of Kheench Maari, Def Jam Recordings India proudly announces the release of rapper Raga’s “Midtown Madness” EP. This electric EP promises an adrenaline-fueled voyage through Delhi’s streets.
“Midtown Madness” is a four-track EP that showcases Raga’s unparalleled lyricism and captivating delivery. From the trailblazing lead single “Kheench Maari” which was released last year to the hard-hitting tracks such as “Mastikhor” which serve as a backdrop to Raga’s unapologetic narrative, tackling themes of struggle, survival, and self-expression featuring Ikka. “Sir Kholkar” delves deeper into his world, offering listeners a glimpse into the complexities of his psyche and his innermost thoughts , struggles, navigating the treacherous terrain of fame, fortune, and personal demons. Teaming up with American-Pakistani emcee Bandzo3rd and “Speed 206” serves as the EP’s grand finale, a tour de force of lyrical dexterity and sonic innovation with the blistering speed and ferocious intensity, Raga and DG Immortals deliver a masterclass in rap, leaving listeners breathless and hungry for more
Raga expresses, “To me, ‘Midtown Madness’ is an EP that depicts the crazy street life that I have seen around me. A memoir of what many around me see as entertainment and reclaiming power in their lives. I am not glorifying the lifestyle, but hoping that people use my music to channel their rage instead of truly exercising this lifestyle. I am sure people from across the world will resonate with it because there is a version of this life around them. I am really happy to see the initial reactions of the listeners and I can’t wait for them to watch the music video which will be out soon!”
The lead single “Kheench Maari” has already taken the Indian rap scene by storm, amassing millions of streams and earning critical acclaim. Produced by underground Indian Hip-Hop producer Nitin Randhawa, “Kheench Maari” features Raga alongside DG Immortals in a display of unmatched chemistry and raw talent. The track’s provocative lyrics and infectious beats have solidified its place as a modern rap anthem, further propelling Raga into the spotlight as one of India’s most promising talents.