I’ve been YouTube-ing like crazy over the past couple of weeks. Found some really nice videos. But this one sticks out… people all over the place have been recommending it, and after watching it, [and listening to it], I can see why.
I’m not too much into hip-hop, though at one time I was impressed very much by Marshal Mathers III, and his protege, 50Cent.
I’ve never liked Indian hip-hop outside of Pettai Rap [Rehman’s a genius], MumBhai and maybe a bit of Jay Sean. Now I guess I’ll add these guys [Yogi B and the Natchathiras] to my list.
The video’s completely hip-hop-ish, with oversized clothes, hairstyles, bling, and the locations. The lyrics aren’t completely obscured by the rapping. IMHO, they’ve done justice to the original song by Ilayaraja.
And here’s the video of the original, Madai Thiranthu from Nizhalkal for all you nostalgic ol’ timers, or people who wonder what the original looked like. This is vintage ’80s music video… complete with moustachio’d hero jumping and prancing about.. and this one also has women in yellow sarees with guitars [looks hilarious the first time you come in contact with such stuff].
I also came across this spoof on Omkara by some guys from IITD who call themselves ‘Desires Unlimited’. Good one, IMHO.
Update: Blog Stats say that a major percentage of people reading this post end up here when they are searching for “Madai Thiranthu Free Download Yogi B Natchathira”. So here’s the song. [right click on the link, save as]. This is by no means original, I recorded it on my laptop as I listened to it on YouTube, saved it as .wav and converted it to .mp3. It stemmed from frust at having to wait an hour to buffer the song everytime I wanted to listen to it. Happy Listening!