Lady Kash and Krissy

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Lady Kash and Krissy
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Lady Kash (left) and Krissy (right)
Background information
Origin Singapore
Genres Pop, hip hop, R&B, rap, urban, soul & world
Years active 2008–2012
Labels Independent
Associated acts A. R. Rahman
Past members
  • Kalaivani Nagaraj
  • Saradha Vidianand Das

Lady Kash and Krissy were a Singaporean Indian rapper-singer duo that was formed in September 2008 by Kalaivani Nagaraj, known as Lady Kash, and Saradha Vidianand Das, known as Krissy. The duo disbanded in December 2012.

History[edit]

Kalaivani Nagaraj and Saradha Vidianand Das met each other during their mid-teens on a social networking website in 2006.[1][2] In 2007, Nagaraj began her musical career as a rapper, as Lady Kash. In September 2008, Nagaraj and Das formed Lady Kash and Krissy as a rapper-singer duo.[3]

Indian singer Benny Dayal, who had heard the duo's vocals after sound testing for a Kannada film, put the duo in contact with A. R. Rahman, who recorded with them the soundtrack "Irumbile Oru Irudhaiyam" in the 2010 film Enthiran.[4] The duo also wrote the English lyrics for the song.[3] Rahman later had them contribute to "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam",[2][5][6] the theme song of the World Classical Tamil Conference 2010.[2][7] Lady Kash and Krissy, along with Shreya Ghoshal, sang "Dochey", composed by Rahman for the Telugu film Puli.[8][9]

In March 2011, Lady Kash and Krissy performed at the charity concert Sangarsh in Chennai.[10][11][12] Later that year, they were nominated under several categories for the VIMA Music Awards 2011,[13] and won second place in the Best Music Video category for their charity single "One".[14][15]

The duo performed at MediaCorp's Hello 2012 event in Singapore.[16] In December 2012, they performed at the Kuala Lumpur International Indian Music Festival in Malaysia.[17]

In December 2012, the duo disbanded on good terms, to concentrate on their individual careers.[3]

The duo won the VIMA 2013 award for Social Media Champion of Southeast Asia.[18][19]

In 2014, Lady Kash and Krissy reunited temporarily to perform "Wanna Mash Up" for the soundtrack for the Hindi film Highway.[3][20][21]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Song Released Lyrics Music Producer
"Friction" 2008 Lady Kash and Krissy Charles Bosco
"It's Your Time" 2009 Lady Kash and Krissy Kausikan S.
"Wherever You Are" 2009 Lady Kash and Krissy Kausikan S.
"Still You" 2010 Lady Kash and Krissy Lohit Seven
"One" (charity single) 2010 Lady Kash and Krissy Lohit Seven

Soundtracks[edit]

Song Released Album Composer Co-singers Notes
"Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam" 2010 Non-album A. R. Rahman Various artists[22] World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 theme song
"Dochey" 2010 Komaram Puli A. R. Rahman Shreya Ghoshal Also wrote the rap lyrics
"Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam" 2010 Enthiran A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman Also wrote the English lyrics
"Bathing at Cannes" 2010 Engeyum Kaadhal Harris Jayaraj Emcee Jesz, Ranina Reddy Also wrote their respective lyrics
"Gaana Bajaana" 2010 Gaana Bajaana (Kannada) Joshua Sridhar Joshua Sridhar, Sayanora Philip Also wrote the English rap verse
"Wanna Mash Up" 2014 Highway (Hindi) A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman, Suvi Suresh

Albums[edit]

  • Unlocked (Promotional album) (to be released)
  • Untitled Debut album (pre-production stages)

Other[edit]

  • "Trash" (also titled "Cheththa", "Kachra", "Kuppa" and "Kuppai") by Rahul Nambiar, featuring Lady Kash and Krissy (who also wrote the English lyrics), released in March 2014.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kash, Kalaivani; Krissy, Saradha (2013-01-08). Lady Kash & Krissy - Exclusive Interview for MyTamilChannel.Com. (Interview). My Tamil Channel. Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Aziz, Fazleena (2010-09-03). "Young singers get to sing with AR Rahman". The Star (Star Publications). Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d "S'pore duo worked with Rahman". tabla! (Singapore Press Holdings). 2014-02-28. p. 17. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  4. ^ Shenoy, Sonali (2014-04-04). "Keeping up with Kash". The New Indian Express (Chennai: Express Publications (Madurai)). Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Lady Kash N Krissy – fresh mix of HipHop/Rap/RnB in Tamil Music". ReviewMitr. 2010-08-13. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  6. ^ Bala, Pravin (2013-07-29). "Jmal – Hey Penney feat. Lady Kash and Krissy". My Tamil Channel. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  7. ^ Kannan, Ramya (2010-05-16). "Front Page : I initially wondered how I was going to do it: A.R. Rahman". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu Group). Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  8. ^ Arikatla, Venkat (2010-07-12). "'Komaram Puli' Audio Review: AR Rehman's 'Sweet-Torture'". greatandhra.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Pawan Kalyan-Nikisha Patel in Komaram Puli (2010, Telugu) Movie - Music by A R Rahman". Washington Bangla Radio on Internet. Washington Bangla Radio. 2010-07-13. Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  10. ^ Rajaprabhu, Gogula (2011-12-24). "Another year to celebrate for the cause – Sangarsh 2012". NetPines. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  11. ^ "Sangarsh '11". Rotaract Club of CEG. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Sangarsh 2011". Rotaract Club of CEG. 2011-03-12. Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  13. ^ "Goldkartz grabs a staggering 9 nominations at VIMA Award 2011!". 2011-11-18. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  14. ^ Barker, Victoria (2012-02-17). "Home-grown acts a hit at Malaysian awards". AsiaOne. Singapore Press Holdings. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. 
  15. ^ Thomas, Jan (2011-11-17). ""Project ONE" Music Video Celebrates Our Global Family". Four Years. Go. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  16. ^ "Hello 2012". xinmsn. MediaCorp & Microsoft. 2011-12-31. Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  17. ^ Letchumanan, A. (2012-12-07). "Yuvan Shankar Raja to perform at KL International Indian Music Festival on Dec 15". The Star. Kuala Lumpur: Star Publications. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  18. ^ Kumar, Danny (2013-02-21). "VIMA 2013 early winners announcement". Kuala Lumpur: My Tamil Channel. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  19. ^ "Three Indonesian Musicians Triumph Vima 2013 Awards". Uncluster. 2013-02-23. Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. 
  20. ^ Chaudary, Bodrul (2014-01-27). "Highway Music Review". BollySpice. Archived from the original on 2014-02-08. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  21. ^ Thakker, Namrata (2014-01-31). "Highway music review: AR Rahman hits the bullseye yet again!". BollywoodLife.com. India Webportal Pvt Ltd. Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  22. ^ "List of Singers". Ladykashandkrissy.com. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  23. ^ "Rahul Nambiar's latest single Trash going gaga". Times of India (The Times Group). Times News Network. 2014-11-22. Archived from the original on 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2014-12-19.