Hiphop Tamizha is an Indian musical duo consisting of Adhithya "Adhi" Ramachandran Venkatapathy. Initially underground since their formation in 2005, the duo achieved wide recognition through the track "Club le Mabbu le"; a radio performance of the song received over two million views within a week of its release on YouTube in 2011. In 2012, Hiphop Tamizha released their debut album Hip Hop Tamizhan, which is India's first Tamil hip hop album. It was a major critical and commercial success. Hiphop Tamizha's debut album Hip Hop Tamizhan was released on 17 August 2012 at Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai.
Adhi's full name is Adhithya Ramachandran Venkatapathy and he was born on 20 February 1990. Adhi's family roots are from Puliampatti Sathyamangalam in the Erode-Coimbatore region. Adhi was born into a middle-class family with no knowledge of music or cinema. His father works at Bharathiar University while his mother comes from an agricultural background. Adhi's first exposure to rap music was when his neighbor showed him Michael Jackson's "Jam". His interest in hip hop music started developing when he was in the tenth grade. Adhi named his account on the video-sharing site YouTube as "Hiphop Tamizha" with an image of the Tamil poet Subramania Bharati to avoid being caught by his parents.
Adhi studied at Chavara Vidya Bhavan, and electrical engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. He holds a state-level rank in Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test and is a graduate in Master of Business Administration from the Department of Management Studies, University of Madras. As of October 2014, he was studying a PhD course at Bharathiar University, which he completed in June 2015.