2019 was probably one of the most noteworthy years of the decade for the global Desi Hip Hop culture. Already the most streamed genre in the world, Hip Hop grew wings and took flight in India. Canada birthed a new Punjabi Trap sound. Female emcees from across the globe are stepping up and standing out.
Lil Wayne is officially part of the cannabis industry. On Dec. 1, the multiplatinum-selling rapper shared an Instagram photo of himself smoking a joint while revealing his new partnership with the cannabis brand Gkua. Naturally, it includes his own strain of marijuana.
On Sept. 19, Forbes published their annual list of the World’s 20 Top-Earning Hip-Hop Stars. Kanye West topped the list with an yearly earning of $150 million. In second place is Jay-Z with $81 million and third is Drake with $75 million.
Cardi B received 10 nominations for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, leading the list of nominees for this year’s ceremony.
J Cole, Travis Scott and DJ Khaled are tied for the second-most nominations with eight each. Drake comes in third with seven while Megan Thee Stallion and the late Nipsey Hussle are in contention for five apiece.
Lilly Singh aka Superwoman is ready become the first lady of Asian origin to take on the late-night talk show space with 'A little late with Lilly Singh'.
This is the first drop from DIVINE's much awaited debut album, 'Kohinoor' and this is only going to make the fans further impatient. There is no doubt in our mind that when a name like, Nas is going to endorse Divine, the end result will obviously be the up-scaling of the gully lifestyle in front of the entire world.
We're glad to finally announce that global music leaders, Sony Music Entertainment, has officially joined hands with global digital media platform, Desi Hip Hop Inc, to empower artists, fans, and to grow the Desi Hip Hop scene in South Asia & worldwide.
The 11th edition of Control Alt Delete – one of the only independently run festivals in India – is almost here! This is one for the entire independent music scene. The festival is run solely on the efforts of each…
At DesiHipHop Inc, we have always strived to support this growing culture organically by providing new & mainstream artists alike a platform to showcase their talent online. Today we are proud to offer you Desi Hip Hop 2.0, a music video streaming OTT platform available on Android with iOS and SmartTV apps coming soon.
Hip-Hop culture has been making a Social, Political & Economical impact on North American soils since it's inception in the 1970's and now we're beginning to see the impact it can have on our home turf, India.
Prakash Bhoir, a tribal chief from Warli has teamed up with socially conscious Hip-Hop crew Swadesi to call for a stand against the cutting of trees in the Aarey forest in Mumbai.
As the Desi Hip-Hop culture matured over the past decade, we've kept a close eye on the various crews across the globe creating a new breed of music & culture for the South Asian youth diaspora. We've lost some notable ones like the BURBAN movement by Shizio in the UK and Zoobabies by Noyz in Canada - but in this game only the strong survive.