Vul­gar rap­ping a no for Jassi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

The trend in the mu­sic in­dus­try might have changed from sim­ple, soul­ful tracks to fast-paced rap songs, but this will not en­cour­age singer Jas­bir

Jassi (above) to col­lab­o­rate with rap­pers who use vul­gar lyrics in their tracks. “I will never work with any rap artist just be­cause it is the trend right now. I don’t have any­thing per­sonal against any­one but I can­not work on mu­sic that has vul­gar lyrics. If ever they plan to make their mu­sic clean, I will be more than will­ing to work with them,” says the Dil Le Gayee singer.

The 45-year-old is glad that aware­ness against im­proper lyrics is in­creas­ing, but he is not sat­is­fied with a sec­tion of peo­ple ban­ning it. “The gov­ern­ment is also lis­ten­ing to our plea of not hav­ing vul­gar lyrics, but peo­ple should be the ones who should un­der­stand and not sup­port shal­low mu­sic. Only when the masses ig­nore such mu­sic will it help. Peo­ple add abuses to Pun­jabi songs and the rest of the world thinks that this is how our cul­ture is,” adds Jas­bir.

Jas­bir says that while he loves to lis­ten to old, clas­sic tracks, he does rue the fact that the longevity of songs is de­creas­ing nowa­days. “Lyrics should be long-last­ing and should have grace so that if peo­ple lis­ten to it even af­ter a year or more, they should still be able to en­joy it. Songs be­ing made these days are not re­mem­bered even af­ter two weeks. Only the songs which are strong in terms of melody and lyrics are the ones which will be re­mem­bered,” he con­cludes.

I have noth­ing per­sonal against any­one but I can­not work on mu­sic which has vul­gar lyrics Jas­bir Jassi, singer

PHOTO: ZABEEH AFAQUE/HT

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