Roti is a great track musically and lyrically, its amazing to hear music that actually has meaning to it. As you may know Gurdas Maan also recently released the track Punjab which shows the struggles that Punjab is going through, why do you feel its important to send these types of messages out with your music?
I feel it is important to create music based on reality. I was born in Canada, raised by parents that left Punjab in the 1970's. As a child they would describe the beautiful Punjab they left, the pre-1984 Punjab, a Punjab before the Maruti infestation, a Punjab full of love and respect.
On my last visit to Punjab it was nothing like that, drive through liquor stores, drug addicts, pollution, poverty and people were looking for a quick fix but being pushed into a deeper depression is what I saw. I used Roti as a way to show the reality Punjabi's face, bringing awareness to an issue and keeping it in the forefront is required to bring about change, let's MAKE PUNJAB GREAT AGAIN!
To those of the readers that havent heard the song yet what is the track about and tell us about the meaning behind the message.
I have been a big fan of Ranjit Mani for years. All of the desi producers that I respect, have worked with him. I asked Deep Basswala, who did the remix for Roti, which vocalist he thinks we should use and he suggested Ranjit Mani right away. So I went online and through his team obtained paaji's mobile. He loved the lyrics, written by Balwinder Singh Mohi, and my concept for the melody from there he went in the studio with me on the phone and banged out the vocals in just 2 takes, unlike the majority of auto tune dependent singers nowadays.
I have new tracks/singles coming, including another one with Ranjit Mani and a dance floor banger with Gurmeet Meet. The video for the ROTI remix by Deep Basswala is coming next week. Snow Tiger Entertainment Inc. has two short films in the pipeline along with more real HIP HOP from Deep Basswala. I am also working on multiple productions with other artists for releases on their albums also.
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You can check out the music video for Rup and Ranjit Mani's track Roti below
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