#InstagramFollow : Desi Hip-Hoppers that have made Indian hearts hop, jump and skip a beat

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Desi hip-hoppers you should follow on Instagram for some rap-chik raps

“Desi Hip Hop” as we lovingly call it in India, Bollywood has open-heartedly and with both arms welcomed rap culture. A critically acclaimed movie like Manto to a mainstream commercial movie like Veere Di Wedding’s music album also includes a rap song now. While Bollywood maybe on the move, our underground artists are not anywhere behind.

Divine and Naezy together changed the game of Hip-Hop by bringing the whole of India’s attention to the new street culture of India. Sony Music also further signed Divine. These two rappers are also the inspiration behind the movie Gully Boy but here is a list of other artists that you need to follow right away.

List of popping artists who will get you hooked on their beats :

  1. Mumbai’s Finest

“You already know!” They have been upping their game and have caught the attention of one and all. Ace aka 39, Kinga Rhymes aka Cynical Phantom, Ninja aka Shinobi, I'n'Stine, and D- hood together rap their way through.

Listen to their latest tune below :

2. Dee MC

Deepika Unnikrishnan raps about breaking social barriers to women empowerment with a whole lot of sass. You should definitely not miss out on her.

Check her new song out

3. Spitfire

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He got us all singing along to ‘Asli Hip Hop’ well that is Nitin Mishra for you. Rapping was his passion since he was in college and always knew hip-hop was 'it'.

Another rap to get hooked on too :

4. Slow Cheeta

You might know him from Karvaan fame but as a rapper, he is equally popping. His lyrics have got every hand rise in the air and the feet tapping

Dont miss out on this one :

5. D-Cypher

Gaurav Gambhir is known for his freestyle beat-boxing and has also been in top 16 at the "Indian Beatbox championship"

Listen to him beatbox his way to top :

6. MC Altaf

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His passion for the profession has helped him fight all the thorns on his way. He loves to rap about social issues and highlight the reality of society.

His latest collab is out now :

7. Shah Rule

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Came through drippin’❄️

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He is a global recording artist and sound engineer.  “The Heights EP”, which reached the BBC Asian Network Download Chart and No.1 iTunes World Music Chart position

A masterpiece of his :

Also read: #TwitterReacts Gully Boy trailer dropped today and Twitter lost its chill!

8. D’evil

Dhaval Parab was formerly known as Hustler. He has been in the rap scene since 2005 and can’t wait for the whole of India to notice the powerhouse that is underground hip-hop

Desi Hip Hop all the way :

9. Emiway Bantai

Bilal Shaikh or Emiway Bantai as we know him has his own studio Bantai Studios. He has over 2 millions subscribers on Youtube and has already created a roar in the rap world. Big Bazaar collaborated with Emiway Bantaai to announce Sabse Saste 5 Din

Don't stop yourself from tapping :

10. Kaam Bhaari

Kunal Pandagle has been roped in by brands like Jack and Jones. His Mandavli song had everyone humming and rapping to it

Remember us later  :

11. MC TodFod

Dharmesh Parmar sings about everything other than mainstream MC's do from beeef bans to social issues in Gujarat.

Add this to your playlist :

Other than acing their game and making Hip-Hop the next big thing in India they have also worked closely with the movie Gully Boy directed by Zoya Akhtar starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. We just can't wait for their work to come. Underdogs all the way! 

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