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Nw: Hip-Hop Crew Swadesi’s MC Tod Fod Passes Away at 24

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The Mumbai multilingual hip-hop artist conducted at the community’s DIY festival Swadesi Mela on March 19th

Mumbai-primarily based entirely mostly MC Tod Fod aka Dharmesh Parmar. Picture: Samarth Shirke

Change (23/3): Swadesi took to social media to allotment important aspects of MC Tod Fod’s passing. On Instagram, the community acknowledged, “Our Brother Dharmesh Parmar aka MC TodFod passed away on 20th of March in the afternoon. He died as a consequence of a coronary heart assault while playing hackey sack. Put up mortem reports dangle acknowledged that he died thanks to high blood stress that precipitated the assault. He had a coronary heart challenge in the previous that took dilemma around November final Twelve months.”

MC Tod Fod aka Dharmesh Parmar, the unwavering, spirited demander of truth with Mumbai’s multilingual hip-hop community Swadesi has died. Following a series of tributes and tales on social media, Swadesi’s mark Azadi Records and administration firm 4/4 Entertainment confirmed the news. Tod Fod turned into 24 years outmoded and the motive in the inspire of loss of life is but to be confirmed.

As section of Swadesi — who came collectively in 2013 — Tod Fod stood shoulder to shoulder with MC Mawali, producers delight in NaaR and Raakshas, plus contemporary contributors delight in firepower rappers 100 RBH and Maharya. Among the many most socially and politically wide awake hip-hop artists in the nation, Tod Fod’s verses on songs delight in “The Warli Rebel” in 2019 cemented his dilemma as a say who fought for environmental and human rights against abominable institutions as he called it. Swadesi’s 2020 album Chetavni saw them dial up the stress on corporations, societal ills and politicians. Their music “Kranti Havi” featuring Delhi Sultanate turned into in particular unsparing. Tod Fod rapped in his verse, “Prerna ke roop mey shuru hoti kranti/Ek jaisi soch badlaav hai maangti” (Revolution starts in the create of inspiration/delight in how a belief calls for replace). The artist turned into section of a couple of extra singles upright after, along with “Plandemic.” His most traditional single, “Truth & Bass,” produced by DJ Chromaderma and featuring rapper MC Solomon, turned into released on March eighth.

In a bunch of areas, Tod Fod rapped in Gujarati, incomes a broad following for his work with producer Bandish Projekt on songs delight in “Dakla” in 2016, section of their collaborative EP Katal Kalaa. The producer regrouped with Swadesi for 2019’s EP Khulle Naagde. Tod Fod told Rolling Stone India in regards to the association, “We hope for additional impact, ‘reason it’s extra languages now with the bass music by the genius.” Early in 2019, Tod Fod and Swadesi, along with a couple of different Indian hip-hop artists had been called on to be section of Bollywood movie Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar. Tod Fod contributed a verse to the laborious-hitting music “India 91,” section of the soundtrack.

Past being influenced by rappers, Tod Fod turned into eager to atomize vogue boundaries as wisely, working with all people from bass dons delight in Bandish Projekt to steel band Windfall. Trained in konnakol, he joined percussionist and composer Viveick Rajagopalan‘s Ta Dhom Project. In 2018, Tod Fod along conducted at WOMEX festival in Spain with Rajagopalan and the Ta Dhom Project.

Tod Fod’s unexpected passing has despatched the Indian hip-hop community into grief and shock, with a couple of top artists mourning a extremely effective gape at the mic. Prabh Deep stated, “Leisure in power brother man. Watch you on the different aspect. I be conscious assembly you on reveals and persistently awestruck with your say. This turned into unfair.” An reliable assertion from Swadesi and its contributors is anticipated. The community conducted their most traditional live dilemma on March 19th as section of their DIY toddle, art work and music festival Swadesi Mela in Sandhan Valley in Maharashtra.


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