With the help of her songs, rapper Srushti Tawade—who holds a Master’s degree in English—went from being a poetess to a ferocious rapper. She started causing a stir at the age of 23 with her unfiltered lyrics in songs like “Main Nahi Toh Koun” and “Chill Kinda Guy.”
The artist, who was born in Mumbai, completed her secondary education at National English High School and her undergraduate studies at SNDT Women’s College. Her success was aided by her love of rap and popular culture.
Being from Mumbai, I’ve always loved rap and popular culture. I like to use social media to advertise my work, so I use Instagram to spread my raw lyrics to a wider audience. As a satirist, rapper, writer, and poet, I have a large following.
I’m a writer, and my job is renowned for being incisive and fearless, she continued. She has written a tonne of musical parodies as well.
The Internet sensation claimed that the reason she wrote songs was because “I had things to say and I knew how to say them in songs.” She can currently be seen on “MTV Hustle 2.0.”
In an interview, the rapper discussed her journey and said, “During the COVID pandemic, I discovered a new talent for myself and started blending poetry with some rhythm and pulse. With a lot of time and effort put into this area, the groundwork was laid for MTV Hustle season 2, India’s first Rap/Hip-Hop reality show.
Despite having previously entered and won the majority of poetry competitions, she continued, “I didn’t start rapping until after the lockdown. Writing poetry and stories, in my opinion, is a great way to express yourself and unwind.
Srushti rose to fame thanks to her rap, “Chill Kinda Guy.” The song discusses zealots and religion as its subjects. However, the hip-swaying music and lyrics are what are capturing the attention of many.
“‘Chill Kinda Guy’ shows a divine summons. In order to “leave the pretence of devotion” and “head home from temples and mosques” (Dikhawe ke liye woh bhakti bhi na kar paaye/Mandiron se masjidon se apne apne ghar jaayein), God wants to make the facts clear. Fanatics (anti-fans? ) packaged this message.
What comes after “Main Nahi Toh Kaun?”
It feels like a dream come true to have performed the Main Nahi Toh Kaun rap in English, Hindi, Haryanvi, Marathi, and Bengali. I make fun of myself and even my opponents before saying, “Ek minute, hit kiya hee nahi,” to emphasise that it was actually a shoutout. It didn’t even strike for a minute. Shoutout to Diya from Maine. Diss kiya hee nahi. I provided a shootout without offering any criticism. “
When Srushti opened up about the domestic abuse she endured as a child with “Bachpan,” everyone was won over.
Why did she switch from a lighthearted song to a dramatic one?
I felt like I started to behave on the show like a humorous rapper, despite the fact that I have other sides to me. I hadn’t introduced myself at that point. I decided to use Bachapan as a result.