Today GRAMMY® nominated rapper, dancer and singer-songwriter Raja Kumari unveils her new single “Firestarter,” released via Mass Appeal India in partnership with Capitol Records. The record mixes trap beats with Indian classical music, continuing Raja’s mission to trailblaze a musical connection between the East and the West. The “Firestarter” video is directed by MTV VMA 2020 titleholder Michael Garcia. Listen HERE.
Emerging as a disruptive force in hip-hop, Raja Kumari received a songwriter award at the BMI Pop Awards, and is the host and curator of her own Apple Music Beats 1 show, The New India, where she spotlights some of India’s brightest new talents. Kumari is a series judge and mentor on MTV Hustle, India’s first rap-reality show, a global face of MAC Cosmetics, and the first female rapper to be signed to Mass Appeal India. Indo-American Kumari has been sought out for collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony, Knife Party, Fall Out Boy and more.
Tonight the multi-platinum artist also performs a tribute in memory of late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. paying homage to the Grammy-winning music legend on the 10th anniversary of her passing. Titled ‘Back To Amy’, the concert will emanate at 8pm ET from City Winery Nashville, the site of a new physical exhibit dedicated to Winehouse, and is a collaboration between MusiCares® Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the Recording Academy, and the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The show will include performances, recordings from around the globe and spoken-word dispatches from other musicians. Livestream tickets available HERE.