Jeeva. R

Jeeva. R

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Jeeva. R is a music composer based on Chennai, associated with film songs and private music. He along with Adhi (Adhithya Ramachandran Venkatapathy) forms the successful duo of Tamil music and they are together known by the name, Hiphop Tamizha, known for rap and hip hop music. Both born in the year 1991, they are among the youngest composers of Tamil music industry. Apart from composing music, they also deliver performance as singers and have composed and sang for Tamil movies. The duo is active in the music scene since 2010.


Hip Hop Tamizhan, Vanakkam Chennai (film), International Tamizhan, Aambala (film), Thani Oruvan (film) etc are among their notable compositions. The duo is credited to compose and release first Indian Tamil hip hop album - Hiphop Tamizhan, which is regarded as a landmark in Tamil hip hop scene. The independent musicians perform on stage apart from releasing private albums.


Jeeva was born in 1991. He met Adhi through Orkut in 2005, and since then they have been good friends. Jeeva adopted the moniker "Jeeva Beatz” in those days, while Adhi used the name Hip Hop Tamizhan to upload his music videos on you tube. When Adhi decided to move to Chennai to pursue a career in music, he joined hands with his Orkut friend – Jeeva. Adi released Viswaroobam Arambam in the mid-2000s, which is considered the first Tamil hip hop mix tape and was a great success too. But they have always kept their identity behind scenes till Tamil Nadu State Election Commission contacted them to compose an election anthemt. Jeeva is of shy nature and seldom made public appearances during the early days.


Credited as the pioneers of hip hop music in Tamil, they released the first album, Hip Hop Tamizhan in 2012. It was a major success and it was publicized as "India's first Tamil hip hop album". The duo composed the music while Adi wrote the lyrics. The album also featured singers like Chitra, Harini etc. the album was produced by the international artist Remy Martin, who got associated with Indian music scene for the first time. The album was regarded as a landmark in Tamil hip hop scene. "Thapellam Thappe Illai" composed by Vijay Antony for Naan (2012) marked their singing debut. Since then the duo is quite popular in film scene too.

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Updated: April 26, 2016

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