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MTV Hustle: Rap with Raftaar: A coverage on first of its kind reality show

Reality shows have been flooding the television industry and no to get surprised even the OTT world is taking into account several reality shows. Right from season sales of reality shows to the ownership rights for featuring these reality shows, there has been a lot going around in the OTT world. Very recently, Netflix has been known for featuring a Japanese reality show, as well.

MTV, the famous youth channel of India has always been in the headlines for delivering the most trending content and shows. MTV Hustle is another delivery from their account and has brought in India’s first-ever rap reality show. Raftaar, Nucleya, and Raja Kumari have set up the judge’s table for judging the show.

Soon after, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy’s success, rapping has simply taken over the average Indian audience’s bedroom. Considering the same, MTV has brought in India’s first-ever rap reality show, MTV Hustle for plat forming the underground and untapped rap talents in the country.

The show had premiered on August 10 and will remain to be on air till October. Raftaar, Nucleya, and Raja Kumari are doing great job forming the judge’s table. Even the contestants on the show are incredible with their rap delivery.

Raftaar, who himself is a well known rapper of the music industry shared his pleasure hosting as the judge for this reality show on a famous newspaper chat.

Talking about his experiences with MTV Hustle, India’s first rap show, he said, “It has been an amazing experience so far. A show like MTV Hustle is the need of the hour, giving an edge to the current rap rage in the country. It’s not a reality show, it’s a real show – right from the lyrics, beats and the compositions, and everything is original and created by them. All their hard work and sweat is a result of some brilliant performances we’ve seen so far, and it just keeps getting better.”

As per Raftaar, women rappers are simply amazing on the show as described by him, “Right now, there are two girls and 10 boys. I’m simply amazed to see the passion and the talent these female rappers possess. Each of them has had their unique sense of style and the way they present their compositions, not to forget the issues and topics. While one of the contestants, Nikita a.k.a. Star Nick gave a message on feminism and women empowerment, another contestant Agrita a.k.a. Agsy raised her voice against child abuse. Their zest and dedication to bring such powerful performances on stage has held all of us in awe.”

MTV Hustle is just a beginning into the world of evolution of rap and gaining its current in the Hindi music world. Raftaar considers it to be a great inspiration for several other competing and struggling talents across India.

Raftaar is well known for his favourite song composed by his such as Dhaakad from Dangal and calls AR Rahman, Eminem and Linkin Park as his biggest inspiration in music industry.

Preeti Singh

She is an aspiring writer and has been into our the domain of content writing since a year. She joined CT as an intern and soon took over full-fledged writing for Bollywood. She contributes news articles for CT and intends to write on diverse issues on Bollywood.
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