Mumbai born and raised freestyle rapper, podcaster and performer Yeda Anna releases his debut album today titled- Yeda Kaun? The album features eight tracks that show the rapper at his best unfiltered, original self. The entire album was accomplished from start to finish in the midst of a pandemic and the album title is Yeda Anna’s hilarious play on his own popularity. Each of the eight tracks are unique and express an aspect of the rapper’s life and experiences. The album releases with an animated and visually captivating music video for the track ‘Game Over’ The music video has a powerful video game vibe to it as well.
The journey begins with the track that inspired the album’s name- ‘Yeda Kaun’ that express’s the rapper’s identity. ‘Kyun Kiya Maine Date’ is about his relationship and how being an Indian rapper is not all glitz and glamour that’s shown in most rap music videos. The track ‘Meri Maa’ is a special tribute that details the story of a Transgender mother. In ‘DhokeBaaz’, Yeda Anna calls out the phonies in his life and ‘Chalte Hum Chudh Mein’ is a tribute to where he is from and his life. ‘Laga Lockdown’ expresses the plight of the lockdown and the pandemic we are all in. The album ends with the fast-paced track ‘Game Over’, a hard-hitting finale to his debut album.
Speaking about the album and the association with Most Wanted Records, Mr. Shantanu Pujari, Executive VP, Most Wanted Records shares, “Yeda Anna is India's best freestyle rapper. I've known him for many years and it's an honour to have him under Most Wanted Records and that I’m getting to execute his debut album. He is exactly like his name, crazy with every aspect such as his flow, voice, delivery and over all persona! I’m happy that now everyone can experience his music with this debut!”
Commenting on the release of the album and his career, rapper Yeda Anna shares, “I feel very fortunate and thankful that Yeda Kaun is out. The entire album was created from start to finish during the lockdown because of the pandemic. It was a labour of love by me and my fellow artist friend Khullar G. I’m very proud that its finally out and grateful for this opportunity to release my debut album.”
Signed on to Most Wanted Records in September 2020, Yeda Anna first came into the scene nine years ago for his freestyle rapping skills at events and live gigs. His popularity grew with 50+ stage performances, hosting one of India’s first Hindi podcasts that featured artists from Gully Boy and many respected rappers from the Indian underground music scene.
We’re sure that post the release, Yeda Kaun? will definitely be a question no longer asked!
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.