Desi Hip-hop has reached new heights this week. We all know the fact that how much it is loved by us Desi’s. But, it’s not only the desi’s who are listening and acknowledging the genre. Some international hip hop artists are also loving the Desi Hip-Hop scene. Recently, Divine released his much-awaited track ‘Farak’ and after few hours of its release, it got high appreciation from the desi hip hop audience all over the world. The song was special as he made references to his mother while telling his life story through it.
The popularity of the song is huge and it was noticed by none other than UK-based Grime artist Stormzy. Divine recently shared a video of Stormzy listening to ‘Farak’ at the BBC Asian Network Studio. You can see Stormzy relish the song and appreciate it after being told that it had been made in reference to the artist’s mother. This was the proud moment as Indian hip hop has now reached to every corner of the world.
Have a look at Divine’s Facebook Post:
Holy shit!!!! Stormzy listening to #Farak at the BBC Asian Network studios in London. I've been waiting for his album which drops tomorrow and I get to watch this!!! I can proudly say Indian hip hop has started reaching every corner of this world! Shout out to every kid pushing the scene, asli Hip-Hop kya!! Shoutout to Tommy Sandhu for always holding me down!#GullyGang
Posted by DIVINE on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Michael Omari, better known by his stage name, Stormzy, is an English Grime artist from Croydon, South London. He rose to prominence after the release of his debut EP, ‘Dreamer’s Disease’, and has worked with artists like Professor Green, Jacob Banks and Nick Jonas.
He won the Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for on the BBC’s Influential Sound of 2015. He became the first artist to break the UK Top 40 with his diss track ‘Shutup’. His influences include Wiley, Skepta and Frank Ocean.
Listen to Divine’s track here: