PAV4N is one of the first Indi­an rap­pers to have forged a pro­lific, uncom­prom­ising and world­wide career with his band For­eign Beg­gars. Name checked at the Grammys, play­ing every major fest­iv­al there is and hit­ting the UK Top Ten charts, PAV4N has been respons­ible for intro­du­cing wave after wave of under­ground music onto the world. After the highly influ­en­tial multi-genre group par­ted ways at the end of 2019, PAV4N has now unleashed new music and visu­al con­tent through a fresh solo pro­ject which he’s announced with the first single and music video entitled ‘KARMA’ (out 6th March). Set­ting the tone, ‘KARMA’ (pro­duced by up and com­ing Leicester pro­du­cer 2NV), boasts PAV4N’s hard hit­ting bars which are both con­scious and sub­vers­ive, some knock­ing 808s, backed by tra­di­tion­al Indi­an samples and comes equipped with a stun­ning music video shot in Vrin­davan, Math­ura and New Del­hi.

India’s Gully Rap scene has exploded over the last 2 years, with some of its top acts now filling nation­al sta­di­ums (even one of Bollywood’s highest gross­ing films of 2019 was based around the bur­geon­ing scene). As some­what of a pion­eer and well-respec­ted fig­ure with­in the scene, this pro­ject sees PAV4N recon­nect with both his cul­tur­al and Hip Hop roots, as he enters a more cre­at­ively reward­ing space, cul­min­at­ing in a con­ver­gence of artist­ic vis­ion and self devel­op­ment. Billed as a liv­ing art piece, PAV4N describes it as “the real­ity of for­ging a unique path in music, art and the life of a per­petu­al for­eign­er”He will be kick­ing off a series of live shows this year with a launch events start­ing in India, then hit­ting the UAE, UK and USA. The unique show prom­ises to be a feast for the ears and ears, draw­ing from theatre and high-end pro­duc­tion with make up, ward­robe, visu­als and light show through­out, Live visu­als come cour­tesy of premi­er motion graph­ics com­pany Wolves Visu­als. Flanked by drag and female dan­cers who seam­lessly fuse dance styles — thus rep­res­ent­ing an assert­ive chal­lenge to the miso­gyny of the rap world.

As well as the live shows PAV4N has fur­ther singles, visu­al con­tent and music videos in the works for 2020, with sev­er­al main­stream stars and nas­cent tal­ent fea­tures and col­lab­or­a­tions to announce.


‘KARMA’ is out on all stream­ing plat­forms and avail­able to pur­chase 6th March 2020 | Fol­low PAV4N: Ins­tagram | Face­book | Twit­ter | Spo­ti­fy | Apple | You­Tube

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.