Collaborations are good for artists: Raftaar
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.