Sofia Ashraf's Rap Songs Have Always Taken On The High And Mighty
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If you are social media savvy you surely must have heard of Sofia Ashraf. In case you haven't, that's reason enough to believe that you are living under a rock.
The Chennai-born artist is known for speaking her mind not through words, but raps songs. Ashraf has created rap videos on issues like Bhopal gas tragedy, reworked Nicki Minaj's Anaconda to give us Kodaikanal Won't which talks about the corporate abuse (Kodaikanal's pollution caused by Dow chemicals) done on yet another innocent town called Kodaikanal.
The lyrics were were a huge hit with social media users and it gave Unilever sleepless nights. It was a massive hit and people liked it so much that the video went viral. The video talks about the liabilities of Polman's thermometer factory and how the toxic mercury waste affected the lives of the locals.
In the Bhopal gas tragedy video which is titled ‘DOW Vs. Bhopal | A Toxic Rap Battle’, Ashraf personifies the victims and DOW as two different rappers battling it out. And she gets the desired effect. The rap battle breaks down the whole issue and pinpoints every time the US Department of Justice has let this atrocity slide.
Both the videos received a lot of love online. And one thing became certain with time that Ashraf wasn't someone to mince her words. If she believed in something, she would surely express it, even if it is by means of rap videos.
So now, with Sasikala Natarajan's elevation as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the artist star has once again taken to took raps songs to express her dissent.
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