“These issues are always staring us in the face. We don’t have the time to think about them, but poverty and the people it affects are all around us. The song came out of that observation,” says Krishna, who is also known for his outspoken criticism of the government, and for taking shots at Indian politicians.
Apart from generating awareness about child labour, the money he earns from views of the video will be donated to the NGO, Save The Children’s relief operations in Uttrakhand, which was devastated by floods last month. Ask him if it is challenging to write his songs in Hindi, and Krishna says, “Rap is a form of music that is meant to bring the masses together and that is what I am striving to do. It is not for a select bunch of people. It is supposed to be in one’s native language. So writing in Hindi makes sense. It is an inclusive, not exclusive, form of music.”Rap thatMaa baap majboor — mazdoor Iske choteh kandon par boj hai khoobRoz sehni padti hai dhool, Miti aur dhoopSapne lagne lage hain jhootVijay hai iska naam Lekin iski jeet abhi hai door