Hip Hop Tamizha: Early Life, Career and Awards

The dynamic musical duo Hip Hop Tamizha, who are from Tamil Nadu, India, have made a name for themselves in the Indian music scene. Adhi and Jeeva together form the duo that has not only transformed the Tamil music scene but also significantly altered the region’s cultural fabric. This piece explores the development and significance of Hip Hop Tamizha, following their path from modest origins to mainstream success.

Hip Hop Tamizha Overview

NameAdhithya Ramachandran Venkatapathy
NicknameAdhi
Birth PlaceSathyamangalam, Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Of Birth20 February 1990
Age33 Years
HeightIn centimeters 170cm In feet inches – 5’7”
Weightin kilograms-65 kg in pounds-143 lbs
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionSinger, Lyricist, Director, Actor
Sexual OrientationStraight
SchoolChavara Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore
CollegeBannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu Department of Management Studies, University of Madras, Chennai
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
Home TownSathyamangalam, Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India
DebutAlbum: Hip Hop Tamizha (2012) Film: Meesaya Murukku (Tamil, 2017) Singing: Club Le Mabbu Le

Early Life

Adhithya Ramachandran Venkatapathy is Adhi’s full name. He was born on February 20, 1990, and Jeeva R. was born on June 29, 1991. The Erode-Coimbatore region’s Puliampatti Sathyamangalam is where Adhi’s family originally came from. Adhi grew up in a middle-class home without any exposure to the arts, including music or movies. While his mother is an agriculturalist, his father is employed at Bharathiar University. When Adhi’s neighbor played “Jam” by Michael Jackson, he was first introduced to rap music

When he was in the tenth grade, he began to become interested in hip-hop music. After posting rap songs online and receiving encouraging comments from listeners who enjoyed his music, he began rapping in Tamil. He decided not to look like a “wannabe” by rapping in Tamil instead of English. To avoid being discovered by his parents, Adhi created an account on the video-sharing website YouTube under the name “Hip Hop Tamizha” and uploaded a picture of the Tamil poet Subramania Bharati. Adhi’s father had at first disagreed with his decision to pursue a music career. Adhi was given a year to pursue his goals, with the only restriction being that Adhi was not to expect any assistance from him. He wanted Adhi to continue his education. He encouraged Adhi after noticing that he was “trying to do some good work”. After that, Adhi relocated to Chennai to “try [his] luck”.

Career / Fashion And Style 

He began his career by posting his debut single, “Club Le Mabbu Le,” to YouTube. In the week following the song’s release, more than 2 million people viewed his debut single. In 2005, he and Jeeva founded the musical group “Hip Hop Tamizha.” 2005 saw the release of the first Tamil hip-hop mixtape, “Vishwaroobam Arambam,” and the first album, “Hip hop Tamizhan,” followed in 2012. Additionally, he appeared in several videos, including Excuse Me Kathali, Takkaru, Ezhuvoam Va, and others. 

Along with Remy Martin, he worked on the international album “International Tamizhan,” which has eight tracks total, two of which are performed by American singers, “Sol” and “Emcee Call.” The album has not yet been released. He starred as the lead in the 2017 Tamil film “Meesaya Murukku,” which was directed by them.

Other Works

Adhi declared in October 2014 that he was not interested in playing a cinematic hero despite being approached by many. However, he later announced in 2016 that he would be making his acting debut in the film Meesaya Murukku, which he would also be directing and writing the music for. Hip hop Tamizha and Difference of Opinion launched “Tamizhanda Clothing” in November 2013 as a joint venture. “Poda” is a song written and composed by Hiphop Tamizha that honors Sun Music’s tenth anniversary. At Dr G R Damodaran College of Science in Coimbatore, Adhi presented a seminar on brand management titled “Face to Face: Hiphop Tamizhan” in July 2015. Adhi also appeared in the Sun TV reality series Sun Singer and the Zee Tamizh talk show Simply Kushboo.

Awards & Recognition

  • He received the “Internet Sensation of the Year” honor in 2013 from BIG FM 92.7’s Big Tamil Entertainment Awards.
  • 2016 saw him receive the World Tamil Chamber of Commerce’s (WTCC) “Saadhanai Tamizhan Award.” This award was given to him by the Tamil Nadu governor.
  • Adhi was awarded “Independent Artist of the Year” at the annual Techofes event held by Anna University.
  • As “the first artiste to release a Tamil hip-hop album from India,” Adhi has received recognition. Mr. Thomas Bain of the World University of Records and Mr. Babu of the India Book of Records presented him with the award.

Facts

  • At Anna University, he performed live.
  • He is the first musician to release an album of Tamil hip hop.
  • He was named the Independent Artist of the Year at Anna University.
  • In 2017, he also wrote the theme song for the television series Nandani.
  • They started the independent music artist management label Madrasi Mafia.
  • He was given an award for Internet Sensation of the Year in 2013 by Big FM 92.7.

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