Pakistan’s rap scene, particular Karachi’s, is a cadre of boys telling other young boys that they can break with societal expectations and find their own way. In a place desperate for breakthrough thought, the poetry of young rappers provides light. To provide the pump up effectively, this work has to be somewhat proud. Over time, this pride can come off as preachy and self-aggrandizing.
In this context, Honeyjamn’s voice is a breath of fresh air. Her poetry and delivery is confident but mostly introspective. This song also marks the return of friend of the show Nadir Shahzad. Nadir’s work with Sikandar Ka Mandar, was rock but also of the introspective kind, and that his interaction with rap is to provide a similarly catchy yet thoughtful hook is quite apt.