released earlier that year in solidarity with struggling farmers, gained more attention during the protest. He calls himself the "newspaper rapper", because he uses his music to become the voice of the voiceless. "We are part of the system that we keep complaining about, so what can we do about it? My way is to speak up for people's rights through rap," he tells BBC Culture. Arivu adds that rap allows him to talk about things that affect both him personally – such as the way upper castes treat lower castes – and the people around him – such as the way he says CAA discriminates against Indian Muslims.