Punjabi rap has been a staple of Indian music for decades, but it was Baba Sehgal who first brought it to the mainstream. Born in Hyderabad, India, Sehgal is a singer, songwriter, and actor who is widely credited with popularizing rap in India.

Sehgal first used rap in his 1992 album “Thanda Thanda Pani”, which was a big hit and sold 100,000 copies. The album featured a mix of rap and traditional Punjabi folk music, and it was an instant success. The album was so popular that it spawned a number of sequels, including “Thanda Thanda Pani 2” and “Thanda Thanda Pani 3”.

Sehgal’s success with rap in India was so great that it inspired other artists to follow in his footsteps. He is credited with inspiring a whole new generation of Punjabi rappers, including Bohemia, Honey Singh, and Diljit Dosanjh. These artists have gone on to become some of the biggest names in Punjabi rap, and their success has helped to popularize the genre in India.

Sehgal’s influence on Punjabi rap has been immense. He has been credited with introducing a new style of rap to India, and his influence can be heard in the music of many of today’s Punjabi rappers. His influence has also been felt in the way Punjabi rap is now presented, with many of today’s rappers using more modern production techniques and incorporating elements of other genres into their music.

Baba Sehgal is a true pioneer of Punjabi rap in India, and his influence is still felt today. His 1992 album “Thanda Thanda Pani” was a huge success, and it paved the way for a whole new generation of Punjabi rappers. Sehgal’s influence can be heard in the music of many of today’s Punjabi rappers, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Punjabi rappers.

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