‘A lot needs to change in rap’

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

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.

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