MC Kash

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MC Kash
Birth name Roushan Illahi (Muslim)
Born (1990-05-05) May 5, 1990 (age 24)


Jammu & Kashmir
Genres Rap, Hip Hop[1]
Occupations Singer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Reverbnation
Website MC Kash

Roushan Illahi, known by his stage name MC Kash, is a rapper/emcee from Kashmir.[2] He took his name from his home province, Kashmir. He considers himself a street poet.

Earlier life[edit]

He was born in 1990 AD in a province of India in Jammu and Kashmir when there was chaos and confusion due to the rise of freedom struggle. He grew up under the shades of guns and war. [3]


Mc had given lot of interviews.But mostly he tells about the Kashmir.In an interview he tells why he choose English language.

  • "English is a universal language.

Kashmiris know how they have suffered. So if I went on to rap about it in Kashmiri, that would be useless."he tells. In another he tells about relation of Gaza and Kashmir

  • "Gaza and Kashmir are related. A stone relates us. Humiliation relates us. Occupation relates us. Anger relates us. The human rights violations relate us. Intifada relatesus," he tells the BBC.[4]

Police raid[edit]

Many times the Indian police had raided his studio to search for someone who is backing him.But they found nothing. MC Kash tells in an interview that he is independent: "Nobody is paying me. Nobody told me to go sing about Kashmir."[5]

See also[edit]


MC Kash Contributed a Lot in bringing Hip Hop Movement in Kashmir. Many Youngsters got Influenced by MC Kash and Choose Hip Hop To Convey their Messages. The Hip Hop Charts of Reverbnation got soon boosted as Many Youngsters Emerged as Hip Hop Artists. They Write Songs , Compose Music and Record them on their Home Computers or Studios. The main theme of these Songs are mostly about Kashmir , Palestine , Gaza and Other Regions Suffering From Oppression. Soon After MC Kash released his Debut Album , "Rebel Republik", a Young boy from Srinagar Namely Shayan Nabi Who Goes by His Hip Hop Slang, "Shyn9 The Preacher" got inspired and released His Self Produced Album "Shine On Darkness". There are So many other Youngsters Who Compose Music , Independently Write Lyrics and Record Them and Post Them On Internet. Recently Another Boy From Srinagar , "Shk Sahil" released a Single namely "Liberation". Another boy "Sniff" (Issa Hussaine) got inspired by MC Kash & has said He will release his debut mixtape next year. There are so many other Teenagers who got inspired by MC Kash and emerged as Underground Rappers. Some of them are KayEmmar, MC Youngblood, Renegade, Haze Kay, KayTwo, Kash Menace, Shyn9 The Preacher, EssXaar, Shk Sahil & Sniff.


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  2. ^ "Kashmir rappers battle to be heard". The Express Tribune. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
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