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Rapper Rahul Rajkhowa’s new number speaks about LGBTQ

Assamese rapper and songwriter Rahul Rajkhowa, who hit the headlines for his rap number against the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) VC in 2017, has come up with yet another number to dedicate it to the LGBTQ community.

His song against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill this year was also a point of discussion.

The new song ‘Let Me Explain’ coincides with June which was chosen as LGBT Pride month. It starts with the message, “Dedicated to those who fought against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.”

“One for our LGBTQ fam since its pride month!  Hope the poetry speaks to you. No point in loving if you can’t love who you love. Let everyone love free and don’t let em’ stories remain incomplete,” says Rahul.

The video depicts a female relationship (portrayed by Sharon Pradhan and Sonam Bhutia) interspersed with shots of Rahul and producer Sudeep Sinha in Sikkim.

Rahul is known for his songs on social causes. “I was dropping aggressive rap songs about what’s going wrong in society that was instigating a lot of anger for some reason, so I thought what if I made chill music like this too, that put the people in a relaxed-groovy headspace and also gave them an important issue to ponder upon,” Rahul was quoted as saying by Rolling Stone India.

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