Our Tune in Tuesdays artist is none another than Shiv, the Desi boy born to be a hip-hop artist and slowly taking over the world with his groovy music.
New York-based hip-hop recording artist Shiv and world-renowned music maestro AR Rahman recently joined forces to create a breakout hit single, Hayati, for legendary director Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. The lyric video garnered 1 million YouTube views in 24 hours and now stands at 5 million views in just a month.
With Shiv’s quick flow and original lyrics, Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Karaa’s fluid vocals, and AR Rahman’s unique Arabic trap music production, Hayati has also rapidly climbed up the charts into the iTunes Top 10 of various countries.
As an artist, Shiv has been honing his craft for over 15 years and has independently released 5 projects (as the lyricist and artist) just in the past year and a half on all music platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more, all to positive reviews.
Our talented boy loves 90s hip-hop tracks, the golden era, and tries to inculcate the same finesse and charm in his tracks as well. He experiments with hip-hop sounds and tries to mix both 90s soundtracks and new music to provide his listeners with a transcendental experience.
Shiv recently performed at the first monthly Urban Desi Nights powered by B4U Music, the 31st Annual Deepavali Festival at South Street Seaport hosted by the Association of Indians in America (AIA), as well as Brown Girl Magazine’s first annual Slashie Summit, where he performed at the famous GIPHY HQ.
Known for melodic hooks, harmonies, and intricate lyrical content, Shiv delivers a variety of tones housed within a unique signature sound, tying together to create a unified message of good intentions & easy living; the artist’s philosophical MO.
Check out Hayati right here to know just why we are crazy about this song right now!