‘A lot needs to change in rap’
Singer and music producer Aditya Singh aka Badshah (right) has rapped in multiple party numbers but he feels that a lot can be done to improve this genre.
“I don’t think rap has evolved much. A lot has to be done for the genre to grow because we are all singing the same thing. As a maker, even I am tired of it. So imagine what the audience is going through. I think, as artists, we have the power to bring in something new with every track that we compose,” says Badshah, who has given tracks such as Proper Patola, Saturday Saturday and Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.
The genre of rap has been subjected to criticism by many owing to its lyrics but Badshah differs.
“Vulgarity is a very subjective term. I would never get into this space. What might offend me might not offend you. A lot of the rap songs that have been accused of having vulgar lyrics have become a rage,” adds the singer, who recently collaborated with southern music producer Anirudh Ravichander for the track Aaluma Doluma.
“It is the question of people’s perspective. As long as I am not hurting anyone’s sentiments I think my music is not offensive, and if I have ever done that then I am sorry about it. I don’t have any such intentions,” he says.