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Iari x Wanpli: Shillong's Dynamic Brother Duo Bringing Afro Pop Vibes

Nestled in the hills of Shillong, Meghalaya, a musical phenomenon has been quietly brewing. Iarilang Shanpru, at just 20 years old, and his elder brother Wanpli Shanpru, aged 22, together form the dynamic brother duo known as Iari x Wanpli. Since their formation in 2019, they've been crafting musical gems that have captured the hearts of a dedicated community of listeners eagerly awaiting each new release.


While YouTube served as their initial stage, their latest single, "Loving Ya," is set to drop on all streaming platforms on September 9, 2023, catapulting them into a much larger arena of eager listeners.


"Loving Ya" is a scintillating Afro Pop summer anthem that transcends age boundaries. With their vocal prowess and an uncanny ability to think beyond the conventional, this duo conjures melodies that are nothing short of earworms. When you dive into their music, you embark on a captivating journey through soundscapes that resonate deep within, igniting your auditory senses with sheer musical delight.


Iarilang Shanpru's journey into the world of music began at the tender age of 10, when he discovered his passion for rapping. His ascent to stardom took flight when he featured in the 101 India "Hip Hop Homeland" documentary series in 2017. This groundbreaking series showcased a young and immensely talented rapper/singer alongside some of the finest pioneers of Hip Hop in Shillong, Meghalaya, including Khasi Blood, Cryptographic Street Poets, and Feyago. Together, they created the "Anthem for the Northeast Music Video," leaving an indelible mark on the hip-hop scene.


Not one to rest on his laurels, Iarilang Shanpru went on to collaborate with The Vibe for Uber x NBA's "Hoop Nation," a four-part lyrical docu-series that garnered significant attention. Over time, he gracefully branched out and joined forces with his brother, Wanpli Shanpru, a gifted singer and songwriter. Together, they've unleashed a slew of tracks under the moniker Iari x Wanpli, showcasing their incredible chemistry and musical prowess.


So, if you're ready to embark on a sonic journey like no other, mark your calendars for September 9, 2023, when "Loving Ya" drops on all streaming platforms. These brothers are about to take the music world by storm, and you won't want to miss it! Stay tuned for their music, and let the Afro Pop vibes of Iari x Wanpli transport you to a world of musical wonder.

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