Desi Hip Hop popularly known as RAPPING is evolving as the core of Indian music in recent years. Today, most of the songs are incomplete without a rap and it’s been adopted in all language forms in India. The results of the experiment of Indian music with western country music are phenomenal, it has given India the best rappers. INDIAN RAPPERS have also owned their place in the International music scene. Let's explore the trivia about some of the BEST INDIAN RAPPERS:
Aditya Singh is the versatile rapper, singer, music producer and professionally renowned as Badshah. His debut single, “DJ Waley Babu" ranked number one on Indian I-tunes charts within 24 hours of the release. He has directed music for Bollywood movies and given us the hits like “Saturday Saturday”, “Selfie Le Le Re”, “Abhi Toh Party” and much more. Kudos to an engineering student who has come a long way. He has developed a remarkable rhythm of words that groove everyone.
2. HONEY SINGH
Honey Singh’s commercial success speaks a lot. Graduated from the Trinity College of Music in London, has millions of fans & won the hearts of everyone since he has entered the music scene. The nation still moves on his hit “Lungi Dance”. He is one of the highest paid music producers in India. His collection International Villager has become the highest grossing Punjabi album of all time and got him the UK Asian Music Award for the Best International Album, 2012.
After gaining tremendous hit from his debut “Swag Mera Desi”, Raftaar has shown no sign of slowing down. His solo album is Witness The Future. His rapping is quick, fast and no one can catch his speed. He initially started a career as a Dancer named Max and was a participant in Dance India Dance. In former times of his career, he worked with Honey Singh and music band RDB. After splitting with Honey Singh and RDB, he started working with Manj Musik and also started his solo career.
4. HARD KAUR
Rapper and hip-hopper, Hard Kaur aka Taran Kaur Dhillon is a real trendsetter. She is the only woman rapper in India. She has set a perfect example for women in India by eradicating the stereotypes about Indian female rappers. She has got fame from “Move Your Body”, “Patiala House”, "Talli Ho Gayi”, ”Singh Is King”. In 2017, her latest album The Rising Mix Tape Vol I came out, which featured almost 30 Indian rappers and singers. It has brought in a picture the aspiring rappers from different parts of India.
5. BRODHA V
A composer, sound engineer, lyricist, and scriptwriter, Brodha V has a style of a rap music characterized as a hip-hop fusion with devotional music and this makes him a unique rapper. He has gained recognition via Orkut, where he was an active participant in the forum which helped hip-hop artists to write a rap. He collaborated with musicians Vishal-Shekhar for “Ready Steady PO” in the movie Chennai Express. His hit song “Aathma Rama” was awarded the song of the year at the Bite Me Music Global Awards 2011.
All of these Indian rappers are the true entertainer and an inspiration for budding rappers in India.