8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
From writing Murad’s raps in the rap battles of Gully Boy to now his EP, Nitin Mishra AKA Spitfire is a wordsmith, a poet, who hails from Madhya Pradesh (‘Midzone’ as he calls it).
￼￼Scribbling lyrics about teachers and organising casual rap battles in school not only seeded Spitfire’s initial inspiration, but also got him kicked out of school in the 11th grade. A darkness in disguise, Spitfire hung onto the one thing he had: a desire to express his thoughts on notebook that weren’t just meant for examination answer sheets. Inspired by the likes of rapper-poets like Bohemia, who deftly spoke to the world in a language comfortable to them, Spitfire overcame his self consciousness about his English and started working on rhymes for all the Hindi and Urdu poems he had scribbled over years in his notebooks. Thus began Spitfire’s journey into underground hip-hop in India.
Fueling ink with ignited spirit, Spitfire is a humble voice of surety as he spits out poetry in purity of truth and intent. his debut EP ‘Paathshala’ is a testament to this vision and creative dexterity.
DJ UGain on opening duties.