Yogi-B pioneered Tamil Hip-Hop with the now classic track "Vallavan", becoming the first ever Tamil emcee globally. "Vallavan" was light years ahead of its time and was the sole cause for the emergence of the Tamil Hip-Hop scene in this country. Now, in 2006 Yogi B has roped in Dr Burn and Emcee Jesz, the duo collectively known as Natchatra.
Dr Burn started his career as a stage performer in 1996 while furthering his studies in Audio Engineering. His introduction to Hip-Hop was when he and some of his friends formed the underground rap group called Worst Media Clique (W.M.C). He also has a self-titled debut album under the Alai Osai label to his credit. Dr Burn has also worked with most of the Tamil industry's leading artistes while he was the sound engineer at Tribe Studios. He then got a chance to meet Yogi-B while working on Lock Up Guna's solo project, and the rest as they, is history.
Emcee Jesz started off his rap career at the stage of 18 when he performed for the first time for his college's Indian Cultural Society night. He then continued his music journey by forming a group called Indiana Soul with his now ex-partner, performing at underground hip-hop gigs. It was around this time that he was approached by Yogi-B to join Natchatra.
Their first album "Vallavan" took 18 months to complete is the definition of the Tamil Hip-Hop genre. Its 11 tracks portray diverse styles of Hip-Hop music with subject matters ranging from money to God.
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