The band’s name is Hip hop Tamizha and consists of Triple B, Jeeva, Neal, Siraj and of course, Aadhi himself. They have just released India’s first Tamil hip hop album. The album released on August 17th 2012 at Sathyam cinemas in Chennai although individual numbers from the album were performed earlier. The album was launched by Purple note and produced by Remy martin hip hop which is associated with an Indian album for the very first time. Remy martin has been associated with artists like JayZ, Jennifer Lopez, Usher and others.

Music has been produced by Jeeva. The album has been conceptualized and the songs penned and composed by 23-year-old Aadhi.

Hip hop Tamizhan’s EZHUVOAM VAA was chosen as the official election anthem for the state elections 2011.They were also invited by Anna Hazare and IAC to perform for Anna Hazare during his fast for India against Corruption in Chennai. They have since performed at many concerts including one at MIT.

Hiphop tamizhan Adhi’s EZHUVOAM VAA – the official election anthem for the state elections 2011.

The song club le mabbu le which was performed by Aadhi at the radio mirchi studios was released on you tube just a day prior to kolaveri di’s launch. It went viral garnering close to 5 lakh views and trended for nearly two weeks on YouTube. This single song has made them popular even beyond Tamil Nadu and India.

The band plan to come up with their own clothing line.

They also want to go global and have an international reach with the launch of this album. Will they? Let’s see.

To know more about Aadhi and the Band:







Manithan Tamizhan(Intro)








Tamizh Theriyum

Aadhi, Anusha



Club le Mabbule




Sentamizh penne




Ini illlaye hum




Cheap Popularity





Aadhi, Chitra



Karpom Karpipom

Aadhi, Susan, Mefi, Hamsini, Kamala



Hey do what I say




Stop piracy(Outro)



 1.       Manithan Tamizhan(Intro):

The song starts off with a rap about Tamil in Tamil while a piano plays melodiously in the background. The piano is then joined by the guitar. If you want to know about the history of Tamil and the greatness of Tamilnadu or even want to let your non-Tamil friends know about it, listen to this and spread it. After listening to this one, you will, for sure, feel proud to be a tamilian. The song gradually gains momentum in terms of the background music. The rap proceeds at a uniform pace and tone interspersed with a few lines in English spoken in the western accent. The song could very well start a revolution. The lines are hard hitting and very well researched. The lyric first talks about the richness of Tamil culture and language, and then provokes you to not neglect Tamil and then, like a disclaimer; Aadhi comes on and defends the stance this song is taking. This seems to have been necessitated by the controversies created by the song club le mabbu le. So I guess Aadhi wanted to toe a more careful line. It hits hard at not only Native tamilians but Indians who neglect the language and adopt the English language just to appear fashionable. This, the intro song, provides the right pitch for the rest of the album. Like the popular tagline goes “you can’t have just one”. You are tempted to listen on and on.

2.       Tamizhanda:

The background instrumentals could have been more interesting and seems very amateur. The song gains momentum and then launches itself in full swing. Aadhi packs the hard hitting lines again in this song too. The words first display patriotism and then show its devotion to the Tamil language. It speaks of the greatness of the Tamil language and then provokes you to feel proud of being a Tamilian. A very good strategy at use here. The song talks briefly of the history of the language and of the atrocities committed on the language over centuries. The song ends with a chorus that tempts you to sing along and feel the song. I’d be surprised if you don’t get charged after listening to this one.

3.       Tamizh Theriyum:

The first thing you feel on your ears is the loud thumping and then as the song starts, you wonder what language is the song in before realising that it is Tamil albeit spoken in an Anglicised accent. The next thing you observe is a smile on your lips. Good work by Anusha in bringing to fore a serious matter in a funny way. Then Aadhi takes over criticising those who talk ‘TANGLISH’. Again linking the words to the central theme of the album, promotion of Tamil language. Anusha’s voice is sure to stay buzzing in your ears long after you have heard this song. Aadhi’s lyric are humorous, catchy, and rhythmic and thought provoking. He captures the modern day situation in its essence, especially in Chennai. You can’t stop laughing as you listen to this one.

4.       Club le Mabbule

Get ready to hear the song that propelled the band to stardom and has been their biggest ever hit. The words in the song were found sexist and created a lot of controversy. The song was written by Aadhi 6 years back. The song starts off with some English depicting what Aadhi thinks is the modern culture. Although many of you would have heard it on YouTube before, the version in the album has some mixing that adds some glamour to the song. The words are supposed to tell the state of today’s girls and how they are influenced by modernization and westernization and are getting ‘spoilt’. ? If you understand Tamil, you are sure to love listening to this song. Some of the lines are funny enough to tickle your funny bone.

The song appears to be an over hyped version of today’s situation as not all girls get into the practices described in the song.  What I wonder is why only the girls are being targeted here .

5.       Sentamizh penne:

Aadhi compensates for the previous song in the very next song. The lines are a stark and shocking contrast to the previous track. While he criticises the modern girls in the precious track, he praises the traditional girls here. This is probably the only song in the album that starts off sans the rap. Josh does a nice job with his melody track. Aadhi praises the ‘tamilian’ girls and praises them for adhering to the Tamil culture. He describes the traditional girls as the best in the world and calls them beautiful. The lyric is a mix of English and Tamil but the fusion of languages is done in an enjoyable manner. The background music is pleasant and enjoyable and comes like a breeze in fresh air.

6.       Ini illlaye hum:

The commotion gradually grows into fever pitch before you head spins into a tizzy and your brain takes a couple of seconds to actually register that this is indeed Tamil. This one’s an ultra-fast pacer. A Lot of electronics used in this song. The words are about love and the failure that comes with it. This is Aadhi at his Rapping best. The words come out so fast that you transcend into a different world altogether. As the song ends, you realize that you are still on earth and get your bearings back with your surroundings. Good work by Esha too and her voice adds to the mood of the song. The track is a first of its kind fusion of rap and dubstep and has been carried off well by Aadhi.

7.       Cheap Popularity:

This is more of an edited version of a radio interview between RJ Ophe and Aadhi that hardly lasts for just under two minutes.  Ophe asks some questions that could get you screwed in public. But Aadhi coolly fends those questions. Aadhi defends the words he penned for the song Club le mabbule by saying that he is only trying to give what his fans want. This was after the song created much controversy. He also talks about the messages he is trying to convey through each song in the album. He cleverly apologises by stating that it is up to how people perceive the words in the song and that it was not written to convey a wrong message or to hurt anybody. He also markets the band by telling about the opportunity given by the election commission for the state elections and by Anna Hazare.

8.       Iraiva:

The song starts off with some piano in the background. The words are philosophical to begin with. It would be tough to fight off the temptation to head bang to the thump. The song actually describes a story and is entertaining to say the least. It talks of the problems the youth of today face in their teenage owing to the modern lifestyle wrapped into a nice rap, be it drugs, love failure, lack of parental care and affection, pre-marital sex or even HIV-AIDS. The story then brings god into the picture by making the teenager realize the mistakes and ask for forgiveness from God. It talks of the dreams left unfulfilled.

The second story is about another teenager and how circumstances make him a criminal at a very young age and how he realizes his mistakes and asks for god’s blessings only when he is on the deathbed.

This one is a true depiction of what we around us today and sends a strong message to the youth of today. The good part is that the song is interesting enough for the youth to lend an ear to it.

Chitra does a good job with her voice and adds more beauty to the song.

9.       Karpom Karpipom:

The song starts off with some gentle piano notes. The words are in English and speak of the importance of education and of literacy. It speaks of how education can alleviate the nation and in turn can alleviate our lives, of how it can prevent so many problems we face today and how it can help us to break free of the shackles our society has imposed upon us. The background music is inspiring and just the perfect one to carry a message as serious as this one. It would be good to see this song being used by the governments to propagate education in the country. Since most of the song is in English, Language seems no barrier.

10.   Hey do what I say:

The song starts off with some traditional music and the same continues in the background till the end and then some words in English in Captain Vijayakanth’s voice, albeit virtually. The remix of Vijayakanth’s voice is interestingly good. Vijayakanth’s voice is interspersed with some rap. The song is a humorous take on movies.

11.   Stop piracy (Outro):

As you come to the final track of this interesting album, you must be wondering what to expect out of this. Rest assured you will not be left disappointed.

With some music playing in the background, Aadhi’s voice comes to the fore and requests everyone to avoid piracy and buy the original CD and he also talks of some of the advantages of buying the original CD. He also expresses love for their true fans. Here comes the innovative, rappy part. As he keeps talking, he switches gear to rapping and delivers a vote of thanks in pure hip hop style. The final leg of the song is an out and out rap in full swing and glamour and expresses the plans of the band going international and making history. Aadhi then apologises to those unknown people who couldn’t be thanked in this track. Hearing this one is reminded of the way artists talk in orchestras. Seems like a rather amateur but the perfect way to end a maiden album of an upcoming band.

Album ★★★★★★★★½☆

Verdict: A must listen. Not only for the music but for the messages hidden in it.

With this album, the world has discovered a new talent that is refreshingly young.  Aadhi take a bow. You deserve the international recognition and the worldwide reach that you spoke about in the last track of the album. It is staggering to see such words come from a 23 year old and one can only expect better things from this guy.

The album conveys thought provoking and sensitive messages for the societal welfare in a very hip manner that can easily reach the youth of today. It is a like a medicinal tablet wrapped like a chocolate toffee. It is good for you and you will be tempted to take it because it looks and feels like something cool. This album might as well start a revolution in our society.

A few things like projecting Aadhi more than the other band members by mentioning only his name in more than one song in the album seems to be a biased attempt at marketing Aadhi as a brand.

The band has chosen the right voices for the songs like Chitra, Esha, Anusha and Josh. Without these talents, those individual songs wouldn’t have come out so good.

Each song only builds up the thirst in you to listen more of the album and at no point in the album do you feel stopping. The target of this album seems to be primarily the youth and the college-going crowd and the high-school crowd and the album seems to have hit bang on target.

The controversies the song created before the launch of the album only added to the hype surrounding the band and the album and seems to have worked in favour of the band.

The theme of each song seems to have been picked from what every one of us sees around us and in our daily lives. This is an important factor to connect to the listeners.

One can see the hard work that has gone into the making of each song. This album is definitely a landmark in the Tamil hip hop scene if not the international rapping scene.