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Sapra, a young Indian American singer/rapper based in Los Angeles, has released a new high-energy music video, “Ishq Nashila Marijuan,” in which he convinces his romantic interest to eschew marijuana and choose him. (photo provided)

‘Love Trumps Hate’ but ‘Love Trumps Drugs,’ too, believes Indian American singer/rapper Sapra, who just released his new album, “Ishq Nashila Marijuana.”

In the peppy video, which has been viewed over 60,000 times since it was released on YouTube Jan. 19, the singer convinces his drug-addicted romantic interest to quit using drugs and, instead, savor the power of love. While remaining neutral about her marijuana use, Sapra’s playfulness seeks to persuade her that love trumps drugs.

“My song and video talk about the power of love over everything,” said Sapra.

Born in New Delhi, India, Sapra has been in the music business for 12 years. Music has always been a large part of his life and he began playing drums, tabla and tambourine at the age of seven.

“My parents have encouraged me to excel in this industry and are always supportive,” said Sapra.

He launched his career in India, performing in theater productions and hosting special events before coming to the U.S. to work in the music and film industry. Sapra attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and the New York Film Academy for a course in acting and film making.

Sapra was producing and directing music videos for other artists when a friend suggested he begin singing and rapping in English and Hindi. The rap and Bollywood artist has produced four records with different music producers over two years, but views “Ishq Nashila” as his first big launch.

The video is directed by AB Chandra and produced by Sapra.

Watch “Ishq Nashila Marijuana” here:

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