Life with­out mu­sic a waste for Bad­shah

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Rap­per Bad­shah (left) may be liv­ing life king size, but he ad­mits that things would not have been the same if he had cho­sen a dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sion.

“Ini­tially, mu­sic was a hobby for me. It was while pur­su­ing en­gi­neer­ing that I re­alised I like mu­sic more than any­thing else. I re­alised that my life would go waste if I do not make mu­sic, so I started writ­ing songs, which even­tu­ally got me a lot of at­ten­tion,” says Bad­shaah, who has de­liv­ered hits such as Satur­day Satur­day and Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai.

The Delhi-born mu­si­cian is glad that he came across help­ful peo­ple in the mu­sic in­dus­try, who brought him closer to suc­cess. “I haven’t had any for­mal train­ing, but it’s the pas­sion that keeps me go­ing. For­tu­nately, I met the right peo­ple. They taught me a lot and as­sisted me in many ways,” he says.

Be­sides Bol­ly­wood mu­sic, Bad­shah, whose in­de­pen­dent sin­gles such as Ban­dook and In­cep­tion also cre­ated a lot of buzz, be­lieves in cre­at­ing dif­fer­ent kinds of mu­sic. “I like to main­tain a bal­ance be­tween com­mer­cial par­tykind of songs and the ones like Ban­dook in which I talk about life in gen­eral. I like to experiment with what­ever I do,” he says, adding that he, in fact, wants to pay more at­ten­tion to in­de­pen­dent mu­sic now. “Bol­ly­wood has been re­ally kind but as an in­de­pen­dent artist, I now have more free­dom.”

life I re­alised that my

if I would go waste do not make mu­sic, so I started writ­ing songs, which

a even­tu­ally got me lot of at­ten­tion

Bad­shah, rap­per

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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