Monday, March 24, 2003

More on Panjabi MC

I know, enough is enough, so this will probably be my last post on PMC for awhile. I wanted to thank everyone who emailed me about the PMC-Jay-Z collaboration. It is getting alot of airplay on the hot hip-hop station here in DC, WKYS, 93.9 and from what I have been hearing from some of you, the song is getting lots of airplay in Miami, Philadephia, and on New York's Hot 97.

I think it is very telling that this tune is starting to blow up on the American Hip-Hop stations, what was even cooler was being at the VIP club here in Washington last Friday, and in the midst of all RnB and Hip-Hop/Rap, PMC's Mundian to Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys) was played and the whole club was bumpin to it. Needless to say, it was really exciting. Jay-Z's rap is allright, but if that is what it takes to make Bhangra mainstream, well then, so be it. If you want to hear the collaboration, click here. If the link doesn't work, copy the link url and paste into realplayer or windows media and it should work. Also, be on the lookout for another remix which I actually think is better-eminem vs panjabi mc in a song called "Don't Lose Yourself Beware of the Boys."

Here is a link to an interview that Bobby Friction of the Bobby Friciton and Nihal radio show on BBC One, conducted with PMC prior to his Top of the Pops appearance. Incidentally, their show is pretty wicked and is available the whole week following the original Saturday morning airdate. If you want to see what sounds are popular within the UK Asian scene, their BBC show is definitely worth a listen.

I imagine PMC and a lot of other Bhangra will be getting played in its various forms at this weekends Bhangra Blowout here in DC. If you haven't been before, and you are curious, you have to check it out. It is the DESI event of the year.


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