Tag: Povan Beats

You Got Mail Artist: Povan Beats



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One of the four artists we are featuring on the Junction this week is Povan Beats. Povan beats is a producer/mc from Vallejo, CA. He released an album with Mandeep Sethi called Set & RA in 2009 and has worked with Sikh Knowledge, Noyz, Ginz and several other Canadian artists. He is currently working on his EP, which will be dropping in mid-April. Music can be heard and purchased on his bandcamp.

Conscientious Hip-Hop with South Asian Voices



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Just as Talib Kweli and Mos Def joined to combine Hip-Hop and education awareness among the African American community, these young South Asian artists are doing the same for theirs. I feel that these young Sikh rappers are an excellent example of hip-hop as current politics, history, inventive poetry and wordplay, critically reflective insight, and musically captivating activism. These artists are beginning a strong underground movement for social awareness that will exist not only among the young Sikh community, but for the South Asian community as a whole.

Kudos and peace to these brothers for enlightening many youthful souls… with each show at a time.

*****This limited video footage is of the show which was held at Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA on December 22, 2010.  Sikh Knowledge + Mandeep Sethi + Humble the Poet + Hoodini and King! + Povan Beats + Baagi + Push. Hosted by AKA Amazing. DJ Rav-E