Like many of you, I am in loss of words right now. Like so many of you, I had hoped that this too was just a rumour – something that was sweeping the internet. Unfortunately, after a brief wait – we only received a confirmation.
Yama Buddha was a game changer. His contribution to the NepHop scene is incomparable. He gave new life to the genre and along with it, attracted millions of people to the NepHop music scene.
On a personal level, I first officially met Yama Buddha during his EP release in 2011 at the Tattinai Parcha event where I hosted the event. I believe our paths had crossed prior to 2011 when Yama, known as Anil Adhikari was living in the UK as a student. From the meet in 2011 to several other meets and message exchanges, I learned of him to be a very respectful and a humble human being.
He messaged me in 2014 during the beginning of Tracing Nepal – the idea and asked if there was a way for him to get involved and participate. He had expressed a desire to be involved in something that would take him beyond his reality. Unfortunately, the dates proved to be a problem and it wasn’t meant to be.
While we receive news about, how, why, when, where… many of us feel powerless. His family, his friends, his fans. This time right now is a sensitive one, so I urge you to be careful in how you express your sentiment.
Every one of us will have our own battles and our own demons and that my friends, cannot be compared.
To Yama Buddha, I express this with everyone’s life you touched, I wish there was a different way to how your story came to the end.
Rest In Peace,
May 30, 1987 – January 14, 2017