Rap music has been a part of the Indian music scene for decades, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that it began to gain mainstream popularity. The man responsible for bringing rap music to India is Baba Sehgal, an Indian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.
Baba Sehgal released his debut album, Thanda Thanda Pani, in 1992. The album was an instant hit, selling over 100,000 copies in just three and a half months. This success made rap music popular in India and brought it to the club scene. Sehgal’s success inspired other Indian rappers to follow in his footsteps, and rap music began to spread across the country.
The 2000s saw the emergence of the Indian hip hop scene, with a loyal and niche audience. Rappers such as Divine, Naezy, and D’Evil were among the first to gain recognition in the Indian hip hop scene. They paved the way for other Indian rappers to make their mark, such as Badshah, Raftaar, and Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Today, rap music is one of the most popular genres in India. It has become a mainstream genre, with many rappers achieving mainstream success. It is no longer just a niche genre, but a genre that is loved and appreciated by millions of people across the country.
Baba Sehgal is the man who started it all. He is credited with introducing rap music to India and bringing it to the mainstream. He is an inspiration to aspiring rappers and a reminder of the power of rap music. He is a pioneer in the Indian rap scene and will always be remembered for his contribution to the genre.
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