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News |  05 Aug 2019 16:33 |  By RnMTeam

Bollywood got hip-hop 'mainstream' vibe : Raftaar

MUMBAI : Rapper Raftaar says that Bollywood movies have helped in getting hip-hop the mainstream vibe in India.

Commenting on how he sees the evolution of hip-hop in the country, Raftaar says, “I feel somewhere in 2016 every Bollywood movie was starting to have at least one hip-hop track which got it the mainstream vibe. There is a lot of authenticity when it comes to this genre," Raftaar told IANS.

He added: "Many of the country's rappers hail from lower-income backgrounds, and their rhymes narrate stories of struggle and triumph that are filled with a cultural realness and a personalised touch missing in the music of their counterparts. Hip-hop is its (India's) third biggest genre after Bollywood and electronic/pop music and it's the fastest growing."

On the work front, the Dhup Chik hitmaker is now looking forward to judge a new show, MTV Hustle, focusing only on rap and hip-hop.

(Source: IANS)