An alt rock band with rap in a music show produced by Xulfi? This year’s Coke Studio is goading me to write about eP. Two decades ago, the influence of Linkin Park and Tool manifested in the form of two rock bands that merged to form eP – and private school kids in Lahore found an anthem for their angst. In a market where hip hop had not seen the development that rock had seen in the 90s, Ahmad Butt’s presence on these songs was novel. For many who had grown up listening only to Urdu music, this rap may have appeared gimmicky, whimsical, maybe even comical.