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Published on Feb 5, 2012
Song: Nightout Rap 1st Verse: Jb Rap 2nd Verse: Ikka Rap 3rd Verse: Adx Rap Lyrics: Ikka, Jb and Adx Album: We The Movement Music: Adx Label: BeatFactory Music
Indian Hip Hop Hip Hop music in India had started at around 1990 and Baba Sehgal is credited as India's first rapper. Hip Hop music became all the more famous with the song 'Pettai Rap' from the Tamil movie Kadhalan starring Prabhu Deva(music composed by A.R Rahman). The song catapulted Suresh Peters as a rapper and a music director. Rap/Hip Hop was often used in the regional movies as fillers in between songs and off late has started to become main stream songs. London based The Rishi Rich Project, Bally Sagoo and Canadian based Raghav further laid steady foundations for Hip Hop/RnB music in India. California based Punjabi rapper Bohemia became one of the best-known pioneers of Punjabi rap in the country after producing tracks like 'Kali Denali' and 'Ek tera Pyar'. He became the first hip hop artist to launch a full Indian rap album signed to Universal Music India. He has also produced songs for Bollywood movies like Chandni Chowk to China. . Canadian based hip hop artist Ishq Bector became a success after the release of his superhit single 'Aye Hip Hopper'. New Delhi based Rap band 922 aka Nau Sau Bai localized the Indian Hip Hop genre, with their typical Punjabi lyrics which appeals to a younger audience, they took it to the streets. Watchout for Adx's(922 founder and member) brand new Indian mixtape touted as the biggest underground album, titled BreakOut releasing February 2012. Malaysian based Yogi B and Natchatra brought in the culture of Tamil rap in India. Yogi B, as part of Poetic Ammo, achieved success when they won at the Malaysian Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM)(Music Awards) 1999, 2000 and 2001. Yogi B is now the most critically acclaimed Kollywood (the Tamil Movie Industry) rapper because of his work on the 2007 movie Pollathavan. Machas With Attitude are one of the most popular Hip Hop group in India and are famous for their songs in movies like Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and Aayirathil Oruvan (2010 film). They were pioneers in mixing the south Indian elements in Hip Hop. International artists such as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, and The Black Eyed Peas have performed in India. Snoop Dogg appeared in a song from the film Singh Is Kinng in 2008 which further popularized hip hop music amongst the people of India.