Col­lab­o­ra­tions are good for artists: Raf­taar

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Pun­jabi rap­per Raf­taar (above) is an artist known for col­lab­o­rat­ing with dif­fer­ent mu­si­cians. The 26-year-old has col­lab­o­rated with Manj (RDB fame mu­si­cian), In­deep Bak­shi and many oth­ers. He re­cently col­lab­o­rated with Jaguar hit­maker Sukh E for the sec­ond time, this time around for the sin­gle All Black.

“I think the trend of artists col­lab­o­rat­ing is grow­ing. And it’s mainly be­cause our fans keep ask­ing us about the same,” says the Ker­ala-born rap­per, adding, “Ab one plus one ka of­fer mil raha hai toh kaun nahi lega usko (laughs). Ev­ery­day in my in­box, I have fans re­quest­ing me to col­lab­o­rate with one new artist or the other. And if fans de­mand some­thing from us, we have to give it to them.” The Dhup Chik hit­maker adds that col­lab­o­ra­tions also help the artist to get more recog­ni­tion. “Some­times, af­ter lis­ten­ing to a par­tic­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tion, fans of one artist be­come fans of the other artist too. That in­creases our fan fol­low­ing and gives an artist more ex­po­sure,” he says.

Raf­taar fur­ther re­veals that he is work­ing on a solo al­bum, which he prom­ises would re­lease in Novem­ber.

“I am work­ing on a com­pletely solo al­bum right now. It will have six tracks of com­mer­cial hip-hop mu­sic and four tracks will be typ­i­cal un­der­ground hiphop... some­thing that the true fans of this genre will love. I am re­ally ex­cited about that and hope­fully we should be able to re­lease it by the end of Novem­ber,” he signs off.

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