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For those interested in the Young Stunners Universe of hip hop, this song is a solid addition to its canon. The speed at which producer Umair has grown is impressive. I’m also intrigued by the rare Punjabi hook in this song, sung by Abdullah Maharvi. Hashim Nawaz features with a beautifully delivered verse.

This is a good moment to discuss the creation of the myth of Talhah Yunus. Yunus is one half of the Young Stunners, and as such can be credited with catalyzing the scene around him. He now regularly features in collaborations with artists that he has inspired, who often reference Yunus’s writing and presence. More often than not Yunus shows up in these collaborations delivering the last verse. Being able to hold this stature requires a gravitas that Yunus seems to find in abundance. His delivery is effortless and laid back, and yet somehow he finds a way to add momentum to his words and voice to create a climax to the song. The result of his appearances is the cementing of Yunus’s stardom. He deserves accolades not just for his repeated performances, but the work he’s put in to creating a scene that rightly builds him up in this way. An artist only becomes an artist when the art is created, and a star only becomes a star when others acknowledge their stardom. Yunus is a star.