KARACHI: Ali Gul Pir simply got here out with a diss monitor that might maybe be the primary of its type in Pakistan so far as the mainstream is anxious. The track titled Karley jo Karna ha/Do what you’ll be able to is doing rounds on social media with folks speculating that it takes purpose at Ali Zafar. This may occasionally have some weight to it contemplating that it accommodates blatant references akin to “Tu hai nah Teefa,” and “ I’m calling this track ‘chano kee maut’ amongst many others.
To not point out the title itself which acts as a hook within the track may very well be interpreted as a response to a latest incident between the 2. Earlier this 12 months, Ali Gul Pir was summoned by FIA for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Ali Zafar in connection to the latter’s ongoing defamation go well with in opposition to Meesha Shafi. The phrases “Karley Jo Karna hai/ Do what you’ll be able to” may very well be taken as Pir reiterating his earlier stance when he publicly mentioned “I’ll positively not again down as a result of somebody can’t take a joke.”
In the meantime, the artist maintains that the track is a social commentary of kinds on the growing censorship of artwork in Pakistan by highly effective people and authorities. ” I really feel that these days artwork is being censored and managed quite a bit, by the state and highly effective people however it’s very apparent. We the artists must combat again for our fundamental human proper to specific ourselves” he instructed The Specific Tribune. The hip hop artist and comic went on to reference what occurred on the Karachi Bennalie competition this 12 months when an exhibition depicting extrajudicial killings was shut down forcibly.
Regardless of the case could also be, it’s secure to say that beneath Ali Gul Pir’s comedic overtones lays a hip-hop fanatic. Whereas his earlier numbers akin to Waderey ka beta and V.I.P tackled critical points, they did so in a slightly joyful go fortunate method.
This track, nonetheless, takes a extra crass and aggressive method which is extra synonymous with gangsta rap. Moreover, this being a diss monitor makes all of the extra important culturally.
It’s true that Pakistan’s native hip hop scene isn’t any stranger to diss tracks. Earlier this 12 months Younger Stunners and Lyari Underground have been embroiled in a rap feud that noticed forwards and backwards diss tracks. L.U.G got here out with the monitor Tabahi that took pictures at Younger Stunners, with the later rapidly responding with the monitor Black Panther.
Nonetheless, it is very important word that whereas native hip-hop acts akin to Younger Stunners might have been the primary in Pakistan to excellent the artwork of a diss, Karley Jo Karna Hai takes it one step additional by mere advantage of it involving two excessive profile celebrities. Maybe it could even result in an increase of diss tradition in music for higher or for worse.
To sum it up, though Jo Karna hai should not be sufficient to please diehard hip hop followers, it’s nonetheless refreshing to see Pir revealing an edgier facet to himself.