Srinagar: Kashmir rapper Ubaid Taj Beigh’s last song ‘Chali Chali’ had broken the internet by clocking around 1.5 million views on YouTube alone.
Ubaid is now back with another song ‘Aes Gayi Badal’ that has a message against the social evils in Kashmiri society.
While the ‘Chali Chali’ song had got rave reviews right from Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon to the common man in Kashmir, ‘Aes Gayi Badal’ is getting close to two lakh hits on Youtube a week after its release. It is also viral on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The phrase ‘Aes Gayi Badal’ had become very popular in Kashmir after it was used in another viral song titled ‘Down Town’ by singer Musaib Bhat. Now, Ubaid has attempted to explain the slang ‘Aes Gayi Badal’ as he feels people in Kashmir understood it differently.
“You might have heard from a lot of people on the internet saying ‘Aes Gayi Badal’. They took this slang in a different manner as they thought it makes them superior. But, there are endless problems in our society. Through the song, I just tried to highlight some common issues by comparing the past and the current time,” Ubaid told The Kashmir Monitor.
Interestingly, Musaib Bhat too can be seen in the video of the song that has attempted to redefine the meaning of ‘Aes Gayi Badal’.
“Recently my friend Musaib also came up with the same line. But, the word I have used ‘Aes Gayi Badal’ is actually to highlight how as a society we are corrupt and how the social evils are taking a toll on our mental health and adding to our anxieties. Mental illness can affect all of us and even if we have not all suffered from it in some form. It is high time for us as a society to emerge against all such evils. A list of social problems has engulfed our society that certainly includes poverty, homelessness, child abuse, gendered violence, vandalism, road rage, lone parenting, high divorce rate, etc,” said Ubaid.
‘Aes Gayi Badal’ is getting good reviews from the netizens. Zair wani wrote on Youtube: “This is what a Kashmiri rap song song should be! Without abusive language and talking about real issues of Kashmiri and plus your attitude (sic)”.
Mohsina Hakeem commented: “You have portrayed the actual happenings in Kashmir. All the dialogues and lyrics are perfect. Loved the song.”
Ubaid’s last song ‘Chali Chali’ was shared by Raveena Tandon too on Twitter. ‘Love it’ – she had written after sharing the song on Twitter.