Here we can discuss Top 5 Indian Hip Hop Artists. Hip-hop is also known as Rap (Rapping). So we select 5 Rappers on our list. No doubt you have your own personal choice but for now, let’s consider our Top 5 Indian Hip Hop Artists. This article is a kind of shot Biography of that hip-hop stars.

1. Divine
2. Naezy
3. Raja Kumari
4. Badshah
5. Raftaar

Top 5 Indian Hip Hop Artists

1. Divine


Divine is a well-known Indian rapper. His full name is Vivian Fernandes. He became quite famous in Mumbai with the song “Yeh Mera Bombay“. In the year 2017, Divine teamed up with famous female rapper Raja Kumari to sing an old school hip hop vibe, also known for “City Slums“. He was awarded The Best Video of the Year Award for the song “Rolling Stone India”, “Yeh Mera Bombay 2014”. The film was inspired by the life of director Zoya Akhtar Devine, due to which she saw his concert at the “Blue Frog Club” in Mumbai, and decided to make a film on his life. The 2019 Bollywood film “Gully Boy” is based on the life of rapper Divine and Naezy. In which Ranveer Kapoor played the role of Divine.


Vivian Fernandes was born on 2 October 1990 in Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Video Of Yeh Mera Bombay – DIVINE

2. Naezy



Naezy is also a well-known Indian rapper. Naezy’s real name is ‘Naved Shaikh‘. ‘Gully Boy‘ released in 2019 has made inroads in the Oscars. Ranveer Singh’s film was sent for the Oscar in the category of Best International Feature Film. Naezy always said “My attempt is to give rap a new identity. The rappers I listen to are not just abusive. They are talking good things, respecting women, family, society“.  The early days of my life have had an impact on me. From the age of 13, I started struggling. This is all visible in my rap song. This is my hypothesis. People feel that hip hop is not right for Indian music and civilization. But I have always associated music with civilization. The song ‘Ane De Aane De‘, my lyrics have purity.


Today’s youth will not listen to Gulzar saheb and Javed Akhtar. But I try to put life into songs through entertainment. Initially, I also started rapping in English. I realized that half the people are not listening to me. Due to English, fewer people can be reached. I come from among people. There are people in my song. Hindi is the identity of India. Then I started rapping in Hindi. After this came many rappers who are now doing hip hop in Hindi. 


I am trying to bring things ahead of myself. Then it is not easy to feed people like that. If it comes through the film then it is easily validated.


Naezy was born on 10 August 1993 in Kurla, Mumbai, India.


Video of Mere Gully Mein – DIVINE feat. Naezy

3. Raja Kumari


Singer Raja Kumari has become the first Indian singer to host the red carpet of the American Music Awards-2019 live. Raja Kumari has also shared this information related to this award show to be held on November 24 on her Instagram.


Raja has said about this achievement – I have seen the American Music Awards Night is very exciting because of the growth in America. I used to wait to see the stars and their performances throughout the year. It always inspired me to fulfill my dreams. Today I have become the first Indian-American to host a pre-show of the event. It could not be more proud. It is a great honor to represent our community in this wonderful event, In addition to King, Ceremony will also be hosted by Sophia Carson, AJ Gibson, James Vaughan, Lauren, and Nick Viol. The ceremony, to be produced by Dick Clarke, will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Raja Kumari was born on January 11, 1986, in Claremont, California, United States. Her real name is Shwetha Yelpragada Rao.

Video of Raja Kumari – SHOOK

4. Badshah


Badshah is a famous Indian Punjabi rapper. His real name is Aditya Prateek Singh. Badshah started his career from the year 2006. Badshah has juggled many famous singers of the Punjabi film industry in his career. He got recognition in Hindi cinema from the song of the beautiful song Party has just started Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He has sung many songs with Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gippy Grewal, and Diljit Dosanjh. His own DJ Wala Babu became very popular among people.


DJ Waley Babu BY Badshah

5. Raftaar

Raftaar was born on 16 November in Kerala. His real name is Dilin Nair. Raftaar started her career as a dancer in Bollywood, he also performed background dance for Indian Bollywood films. He participated in the Indian dance show Dance India Dance under Max with a partner named Manik, which made him quite famous. He also worked as a dance teacher at the Big Dance Club in Delhi. After being out on the show, he began his career as a rapper.


He started working with Yo Yo Honey Singh as a member of the music group “Mafia Mundeer“. After leaving Raftar’s group, the Punjabi music band RDB signed him to three records with his own label.


Raftaar was first introduced in the RDB song “We Do It Big”. Later, he starred in the album Born Star and contributed to 3 songs, “Majnu”, “Sugar” and “Bottle”. In 2013. Raftaar released his solo album “WTF” Witness the Future. Already used in the song of Yo Yo Honey Singh titled “Party with Bhootnath”, “Ab Yeh Karke Dikhao” which was also used in the pace song “Swag Mera Desi Hai”, due to which both of them got into controversy.


There were rumors that “Dope Shop” and “Party of Breakup” were written by Raftaar. He targeted Honey Singh, saying that he had written these songs but he never got the credit for it.




Video of All Black by Raftaar

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