‘Aahe in Assamese means “coming”. In lower Assam when someone says, “Oye aahe”, that means urging someone to come,’ says Jatin Pathak, a Guwahati based rapper whose rap alias is Aahe. He just released a freestyle video of him spitting verses on his self-produced beat. The video has been shot by his good friend Paul Mahanta. The post production of the video as well as the audio has been done by his crewmate Notorious Sam, proprietor ‘Note Gang’.
‘Freestyle is mainly based on the untold aggression of the people, who want to say many things but for some reason, they don’t. For example: a student to his teacher, an employee to his boss.’ With jump cuts and raw edit, the editor intends to give a surreal look to the video.
Inspired by the pioneering Punjabi Rapper Bohemia, Aahe wants to keep making music which will also include collaborative songs. His other inspirations include Notorious Sam, Raftaar, Naezy, Divine, Ikka, Yelawolf and Eminem among others.
He is quite optimistic about the current rap scenario of Guwahati and feels that more good music should come out of the city. ‘It can be improved by making good music and not by writing fake lyrics over a fancy beat with lots of dramatic action.’ We hope to hear more from the aspiring rapper in the near future and wish that his music grows better with time.
By Mrinal Paul