A mu­si­cian who trained as engi­neer

Be­fore be­com­ing Bad­shah, Aditya Singh re­veals he stud­ied en­gi­neer­ing and also had a job as one!

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - SA­MARTH GOYAL

Pop­u­lar Pun­jabi rap­per Bad­shah, who is known for hits such as Chul, 2 Many Girls and the re­cent hit DJ Wa­ley Babu, didn’t have a great time con­vinc­ing his par­ents of his ca­reer choice. An engi­neer by train­ing, the Desi Hip Hop hit­maker re­calls his jour­ney for us.

“When I first told my par­ents I want to be a rap­per, they asked me, ‘Yeh rap hota kya hai’. And to make them un­der­stand I showed them a mu­sic video fea­tur­ing rap­per 50 Cent. That didn’t put things in my favour, be­cause it was an ob­scene video,” he re­calls, adding, “Af­ter that, they told me ‘Bete pehle bade ho jao, phir jo karna ho woh kar lena’. It was dif­fi­cult to con­vince my par­ents that I want to be a rap­per. The only In­dian ref­er­ence to rap­ping was Baba Se­h­gal, which was again very un­con­vinc­ing.”

Bad­shah, who stud­ied civil en­gi­neer­ing from Chandi­garh, re­vealed that he had a job as a civil engi­neer be­fore he ven­tured into mu­sic. “I went to St. Stephen’s for one month, but then later joined an en­gi­neer­ing col­lege in Chandi­garh. Af­ter my ed­u­ca­tion, I had a job as well. Hel­met pehen ke jaata tha main site par (laughs). But I never re­ally liked it much. Thank­fully, I got my chance at mu­sic and there was no look­ing back. Now, I say that I was al­ways a mu­si­cian who hap­pened to be a civil engi­neer. I only wanted to do some­thing in mu­sic,” he signs off.

The only In­dian ref­er­ence to rap­ping was Baba Se­h­gal, which was again very un­con­vinc­ing Af­ter my ed­u­ca­tion, I had a job as well. Hel­met pehen ke jaata tha main site par

Bad­shah, rap­per

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