"Are You Indian" delves deep into the long existing sensitive relationship between the North East and Mainland India. The song articulates both sides of the story and is presented in the form of a conversation that many think but nobody speaks about. It is created with an aim to spark empathy and build unity.
The video was shot in a day on Red Pro camera with seven characters, each representing a region of India. The characters in the video are divided into 2 groups where one group represents the Mainland India and the other, NorthEast India. The video was very character oriented and each character had to deliver their respective lines, intently and intensely and so they did. It was a very serious environment at the shoot because everyone had to get into character and perform their parts well. All the characters involved were good friends and believed this issue needed addressing. The shoot was successful and we're extremely happy with the final result.
Big Deal happened when a bullied teenager watched 8 mile and listened to Eminem for the first time. Rap gave him a voice, rap got him attention, rap let him vent. However what started as a hobby 10 years ago, has transitioned into a full blown career. Big Deal is a well known rap name in the Indian Hip Hop scene. He has several accolades to his name, such as: Verve Magazine Fresh List 2018, Radio City Freedom Best Hip hop artist 2016, Sennheiser top 9 artist in India, Renault Free the music contest winner. He has collaborated with industry stalwarts such as Sneha Khanwalkar, Shraddha Sharma, Blaaze, Adnan Sami as well as worked on the Bollywood movie "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy". He has done India tours, been on channels like VH1, MTV, 9XO, been on magazines like Rolling stone, Rock street Journal and almost every South Indian newspaper. Big Deal is also a music producer and he produces all the beats he raps on. He has created songs for brands like Colgate, Nissan Datsun Redigo, Tixdo, Red FM, Mr.Wealthy Skilled In Odisha.
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