Krishna Kaul, better known as KR$NA, recently released his exclusive song “Mera Joota Hai Japani,” which has the distinction of being the first rap video ever shot in Tokyo. In an interview with HT, he shared his experience and joy over the historic release, stating, “It was an incredible experience shooting in Tokyo. Our entire crew was Japanese, no local team, just me and my manager were the Indians present.”
The song starts with the original classic but takes a refreshing turn later on. Kaul mentioned, “People appreciated it because I haven’t altered the original too much.” Furthermore, he believes that this song serves as an opportunity for young individuals to discover something they may not have encountered before.
KR$NA is aware of the potential backlash artists often face when remaining classic. However, he maintains a pragmatic outlook: “Artists inevitably encounter negativity with every song. It’s up to the listener, and I can’t control people’s opinions.” He also added, “There are numerous Bollywood songs that are revamped versions of old songs, facing their fair share of trolling. However, I haven’t followed this path.”
This rap song is unique in its way and is not a traditional cover. KR$NA believes that he can only present his vision with the utmost effort and that it’s up to the listener to decide.
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In summary, KR$NA’s latest release “Mera Joota Hai Japani” is a historic moment for the rap industry, being the first rap video ever shot in Tokyo. He believes that this song serves as an opportunity for young individuals to discover something new and unique.