5 Songs That Shaped The Rap Scene In India

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There have been many moments in the desi hip hop scene which has caused some sort of shift in the movement. These 5 tracks no doubt had a huge impact on the Desi Hip Hop culture, from hard hitting to comedic tracks these songs played a major role in shaping the rap industry we know in India today.

Warning : These tracks might result in nostalgiacats

1) Bohemia – Kali Denali

From the evergreen album ‘Pesa Nasha Pyar’, this track inspired a lot of rappers out there to become a part of the culture. This album was one of the first rap albums to be launched under a major label that was Universal Music India. From the strong vocal projections to a perfect chorus and a hard banging beat, this track is remembered by a lot of people as the birth of the desi hip hop. With over 2.5 million views on YouTube this song has no doubt been an inspiration to many rappers we see and hear today.

2) ishQ Bector – Aye Hip Hopper ft. Sunidhi Chauhan

Before Honey Singh and Badshah, ishQ was one industrial rapper who has contributed to over 15 flim soundtracks. This track was released as a single and the beautiful Sunidhi Chauhan did justice to the chorus by adding her amazing vocals to the track. With over 4 Million views on YouTube this track has been recognized as one of the best tracks ever done in the Industry. ishQ Bector just had fun with the track and the result was amazing.

3) ishQ Bector – Dakku Daddy

ishQ Bector took the ‘Gasolina’ beat to a different level with this track. With Shakti Kapoor in the music video, this track’s video might be one of the funniest you will ever see. This track revolves around a different concept of how a “Daddy” restricts their daughters to spark a romance. With over a 2 million views this track will add to your nostalgia.

4) Honey Singh ? – Volume 1

Ok, this is going to be controversial because till date we have no idea who wrote the track. This is controversial but the hype that this track gained was through the roof. It had a part in shaping the industry, no denying that, and that’s why this is on the list . Also the beat of this track was A1. Check out the track below, PS. Parental Advisory, Explicit Lyrics –

5) Divine – Mere Gully Mein Ft Naezy

With Sez on the beat the instrumental of this track was very smooth without any vocals, but add Naezy & Divine’s gully flow and you have a banger. This track gained a lot of exposure because of the lyricism displayed by both of these rappers. With Sony Music releasing this track it currently has a million views on YouTube. The gully flow brought in by Divine and Naezy is what made the track so great.