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Momma Nature

I am Mr.SPIN, a rapper from Kochi, Kerala, India and this is my latest rap music video which addresses the burning issue of unsustainable sand mining (amongst other environmental hazards) at Alappad. The hard-hitting rap music video, written, directed and performed by myself, includes footage of the sand mining and related protests in Alappad; interspersed with imagery of the floods that ravaged Kerala in 2018.
The lyrics primarily project incidents of human carelessness and selfishness that I have been seeing around me. As a state having recently experienced the worst floods in a century, we really ought to wake up and act - before disasters strike again.
More than a hundred days have passed since the "Save Alappad‟ strike started, protesting the irresponsible sand mining activities. Not much has changed. The residents of this mineral-rich
coastal land still live in fear every passing day - worried about the future of their birthplace. Continuous sea washing and sand mining by two public sector undertakings, Indian Rare Earths and Kerala Metals and Minerals, have resulted in extreme soil erosion. And this is continuing to cause the sea to encroach upon the adjoining land. From 89 sq. km in the 1950s, the land area in Alappad is now a paltry 8 sq. km. One of the locals of the village pointed to the sea and told me, "That was where we used to play cricket, just five years ago‟. The agony in his voice was palpable. Surprisingly, even though Kerala has traditionally championed many environment-related causes, this escalating issue has received very little attention.

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    Indian Gooner
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    Indian Gooner
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    Indian Gooner
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    Indian Gooner
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Hip Hop, Rap
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    220 USD
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    English, Malayalam
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Director Biography - Mr.SPIN

Mr.SPIN is a rapper/lyricist/writer/director from Kochi, Kerala. His debut music video titled 'Indian Gooner' was an ode to his favorite football club, Arsenal FC of London. Penned and co-directed by Mr.SPIN, the viral video featured fans from across the state and garnered regional and national media attention. It was also shared worldwide by Arsenal's official Facebook page as well. Mr.SPIN went on to perform at Premier League Live's event in Bangalore later that year. His next release was a lyric video titled 'Not Out', a song that he had made for his friend who was battling mental trauma. His third music video 'Momma Nature' was his solo directorial debut. It dealt with the sand mining issue and sand mining in Alappad, a coastal village in India. He has also written and directed a hip-hop musical short film titled Godman based on the Kerala artform Theyyam which is due for release in 2019. 2019 will also see other music video and lyric video releases from Mr.SPIN in both English and Malayalam.

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