Pioneer of Desi Hip Hop, Bohemia, has seen a lot of ups and downs to get to where he now. This industry is one which never comes easy to anyone. Here are few facts about Raja Harjai which can inspire you to to for what you believe in.
1) Bohemia’s Real Name Is Roger David
Yes! Roger David aka Bohemia was born in 1979 in Karachi in a Punjabi/Christian family. His father was an employee at an airline service. In his early teens, Bohemia shifted to San Francisco U.S.A. where he started writing songs and poetry.
2) Bohemia’s Struggles Inspired His Works
Bohemia has had his shares of ups and down moving from city to city. Some of his tracks are directly influenced by his struggles. Bohemia lost his mother to cancer when he was 16 and at the same time, he had to manage a job in a recording studio following which he dropped out of school to pursue music. Bohemia even at a point in his life toured and played gigs in the U.S, sometimes sleeping in cars or on recording studio floors.His friend was murdered in 2002 a year before Bohemia started rapping which motivated him a lot.
3) Bohemia Redefines Dedication
Bohemia once admitted he didn’t know Punjabi or Hindi when he moved to the U.S. He had to learn the language by himself so as to make a career out of it. His work ethic is admirable and his passion for the art is never ending.
4) Bohemia Was One Of The First To Be In An International Collab
Bohemia has a lot of collaborations under his belt including the west coast OG’s Snoop Dogg and Kurupt. He was part of the first generation of the culture in India and with him, he brought a wave of freshness.
5) Bohemia Has Collaborated With The Flim Industry Five Times
Starting with ‘Chandni Chowk To China’ and ending with ‘Faraar’ Bohemia has collaborated with 5 movies. His latest being with Gippy Grewal on ‘Taur’ for ‘Faraar’. All of his collaborations were great and were received well.
This just proves why Bohemia is a legend. Shout out to the evergreen rapper was blessing us with his work.