Four years in the past, Shilpa Susan Jacob reduce her hair quick, which, she remembers, raised many an eyebrow. Now, she has let her hair down along with her ‘Mudi Rap’ song that has since gone viral. The Kottayam native’s rap quantity captures the story of her hair and the way the easy act of chopping it put her within the cross hairs of unwelcome consideration and questions.
Shilpa says she was impressed to provide you with the song after watching playback singer Indulekha Warrier’s ‘Penn Rap’ that went viral a few weeks in the past. “‘Penn Rap’ was done brilliantly and I found the lyrics hard-hitting. Despite being shot at home in a no-frills style, it still reached so many people and I wondered if I could attempt something similar,” she says. After penning the lyrics for ‘Mudi Rap’, Shilpa shared it along with her mates who inspired her to present it a go together with rap beats. In truth, Shilpa selected the identical free beats out there on Instagram that was utilized by Indulekha for ‘Penn Rap’.
Shilpa recollects how “the society” was splitting hairs when she first reduce her hair quick for sensible causes 4 years in the past. “It was a personal choice but there were so many passing their comments about it. I had some hair issues and decided to cut my tresses short. But soon, I realised that the way our society saw such a simple act was surprisingly different. There were those who asked me if I had some illness and made fun of me. Of course, some remarks were in good humour but others were sarcastic. Then there were others who decided that I might have become part of the LGBT community as if that would be wrong,” she says.
A scholar of Chartered Accountancy, Shilpa moved to Bengaluru the following 12 months. She is now doing an internship with an accountancy agency in Bengaluru and is again residence at Kangazha in Kottayam as a result of pandemic. She exudes swagger within the ‘Mudi Rap’ video when she sings “lokamake maari ketto, ningalokke maaru ketto…. (pay attention, the world has modified/ pay attention, please change yourselves too).
Shilpa says she has obtained a barrage of “both warm and adverse” feedback on social media for her song however doesn’t need to reply to the adverse ones. “I was just trying to tell my story. I wanted to say that it is not your hair or your appearance that matters, but what you do,” she provides.
The video was shot at her residence with the assistance of her sister Sneha, and Shilpa says her household was supportive when she posted the monitor on social media. “After all, I am not naming or blaming anyone,” she says.
The song has since been shared by Indulekha herself and actor Pearle Maaney.