On World Music Day my playlist would be incomplete if I don’t play rap tracks by Baadshah, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar or Dino James to name a few. It’s anyways a Friday night and “Abhi toh party shuru hui hai” sets right in front of my eyes. The glamour of Bollywood music is currently under the hip hop/ rap dominance. It’s because of the rappers that our emotions are so well defined because it is all about content, showcasing your certain experiences, messages, issues or a story you want to express.
Bringing to you the list of top 5 Bollywood rap tracks that have become the voice of the nation-
1) Divine ( Vivian Fernandes) and Naezy ( Naved Sheikh)- “Mere Gully Mein”
Known by his stage fame name Divine, he is a young rapper from the “Gully” of Mumbai who made people go breathless by his excellent rapping skills. He became famous in 2015 with Naezy ( Naved Sheikh) as both collaborated for a song called called “Mere Gully Mein”. In Ranvver Singh and Alia Bhatt’s movie Gully Boy the song Mere Gully Mein is a tribute to the humble beginnings of these rap artists.
2) It’s Your Boy Badshah
Badshah’s songs are pulsating and surreal. Clubs are incomplete without his music on the floor. He had studied civil engineering from Chandigarh, revealed that he had a job as a civil engineer before he ventured into music. It was 2012 when Badshah became an overnight sensation with his song ‘Saturday Saturday’. The list of his crowed turner songs goes very long, including – DJ Waley Babu, Saturday-Saturday, Get Up Jawani, Bandook, Chull, Proper Patola, Selfie le le re and Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai to name a few.
3) King Of Rap Music- Yo Yo Honey Singh
In the year 2011, there was an immense increase in the interest of rap music in Bollywood. This was due to the success of Honey Singh. Moreover, with his hit mixtape International Villager, he became every Bollywood producer’s favourite.
Accordingly, with the success of Honey Singh, a new trend was formed in Bollywood with many producers roping in rap artists for their songs. From Urvashi, too Angrezi Beat, Dil Chori he has been a heart stealer.
4) Youtube’s young music sensation guy- Dino James
Hailing from Bhopal, Dino moved to Mumbai a few years ago with a dream to become an actor. After realizing that bit may not materialize, Dino went through a very tough phase. Eventually, he started rapping and took to YouTube and today he is one of the most well-known YouTubers with over a million followers. He also collaborated with Akriti Kakkar on Valentine’s Day for a song called ‘Tujhe Meri Yaadein’ ( my utmost favorite)which got over 2.5 million hits. Dino could vent his heart out through music as he was going through a rough phase in his life.
Raftaar is a very popular rapper of Punjabi Music Industry. He is a versatile singer, rapper songwriter. From Baby Marvake Manegi, too Dhakkad you feel like jazz is playing in your car , and the desire to go for a long drive.
Switch on your playlist and get hooked to your playlist and say Bohot Hard Bohot Hard!