Hip-Hop music is one of the most loved music genres in the world. Similarly, it has also left its impact on the Indian masses. Furthermore, most of the people think that Bohemia or Honey Singh were the reason behind the success of hip-hop music in Bollywood. But do you guys know that it all started way back in the nineties when Baba Sehgal released his tracks – “Thanda Thanda Paani”, “Main Bhi Madonna” and others? On the other hand, in the year 2002, “Vich Pardesan” came out and this birthed the huge success of hip-hop music in the South Asian countries.
In fact, Bollywood was aware of the fact that this genre of music is going to be big one day. As a result, Bollywood started using hip-hop tracks in their movies as a promotional song. In addition, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar introduced Bohemia in his movies like Chandi Chowk To China and 8×10 Tasveer. On the other hand, female rapper Hard Kaur made famous tracks like “Move Your Body” and “Talli” which incorporated rap music in Bollywood.
In the year 2011, there was an immense increase in the interest of rap music in Bollywood. This was due to the success of Yo! Yo! Honey Singh. Moreover, with his hit mixtape International Villager, he became every Bollywood producer’s favourite.
Accordingly, with the success of Honey Singh, a new trend was formed in Bollywood with many producers roping in rap artists for their songs. Due to the exposure through Bollywood, rap music became a household term. On this piece, we would like to shed some light on the top 10 most viewed rap music of Bollywood in the year of 2016-17.
1. Kala Chashma
This song was one of the biggest songs that Bollywood has ever witnessed. Badshah recreated this track for the movie Baar Baar Dekho starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. The track was originally composed by Prem Hardeep. On the other hand, Neha Kakkar, Amar Arshi lent their vocals for the track. Badshah did a sick verse in it. Till now, the track has got more than 265 million views on the internet.
Stream “Kala Chashma” by Neha Kakkar, Amar Arshi and Badshah here:
“Dhaakad” is the women anthem song of the year. This track was sung by Raftaar while Pritam did the production for it. This track is from Amir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, and Suhani Bhatnagar starer Dangal. This movie was based on the real life incidents of Geeta and Babita Phogat’s life. As a result, the track got more than 6o million views on the internet.
Stream”Dhaakad” By Raftaar Here:
3. Badri Ki Dulhania
“Badri Ki Dulhania” is the title track of the movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. In fact, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is directed by Shashank Khaitan while Karan Johar produced the whole movie under his Dharma Productions. Apparently, this is the second instalment of this franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
As a matter of fact, “Badri Ki Dulhania” came out in February 2017. The track is penned by Shabbir Ahmed and Tanishk Bagchi did the composition. In addition, when you listen to “Badri Ki Dulhania”, you will witness a small rap portion in the track. Yes, you got it right! That rap portion was sung by Ikka Singh. This is the biggest song Ikka has featured on along with Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, and Monali Thakur. “Badri Ki Dulhania” is catchy and it got more than 265 million views on the internet.
Stream “Badri Ki Dulhania” Ikka Singh, Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, and Monali Thakur Here:
“Birju” is the promotional track of a movie called Hey Bro which is directed Ajay Chandhok and produced by Vidhi Acharaya. Hey Bro was the Hindi action comedy which starred Ganesh Acharya, Maninder Singh, Nupur Sharma, Prem Chopra, Indira Krishnan, and Hanif Hilal. The track “Birju” was the first Bollywood rap track of Naezy. He lent his voice along with the two legendary singers Mika Singh and Udit Narayan.
Stream Birju By Naezy, Mika Singh, And Udit Narayan Here:
5. Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin
“Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin” is a track from the movie Tum Bin 2 which is directed by Anubhav Sinha. Tum Bin 2 is a sequel to 2001 film Tum Bin. The movie stars Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal, Aashim Gulati, Kanwaljit Singh, Sonia Balani, Meher Vij, and Jaspreet Singh.
The original song was by A. S. Burmy and K. S. Burmy who are popularly known as Tigerstyle.. It has been recreated by Gourov Roshin. On the other hand, Kaka Bhainiawala lent his vocals to the track. As a matter of fact, lyricist Kumaar penned the lyrics for the recreated version of “Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin”. Neha Kakkar and Hardy Sandhu lent their vocals to the new version of “Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin” and Raftaar did the rap part.
Stream Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda By Neha Kakkar, Raftaar, And Hardy Sandhu Here:
6. Chatur Naar
This track came out on Feb 26, 2017, for the movie Machine. Machine is a romantic thriller directed by the director duo of Bollywood Abbas-Mastan. The film stars Mustafa and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. As a matter of fact, Tanishk Bagchi did the music for “Chatur Naar”. Niket Pandey has penned the lyrics and Nakash Aziz and ShaShaa Tirupati lent their vocals to the track. On the other hand, Ikka Singh did the rap portion.
Stream Chatur Naar By Ikka Singh, Nakash Aziz, and ShaShaa Here:
7. Move Your Lakk
“Move Your Lakk” is composed and written by Badshah and sung by Diljit Dosanjh and Sonakshi Sinha. In fact, “Move Your Lakk” came out for the movie Noor. Noor was directed by Sunhil Sippy starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role alongside Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, and Purab Kohli. The movie is based on Pakistan author Saba Imtiaz’s novel “Karachi, You’re Killing Me”.
Stream Move Your Lakk By Badshah, Diljit Dosanjh, And Sonakshi Sinha Here:
8. Long Night
“Long Night” is a track from A Scandall and is sung by Ikka Singh and Shivangi Bhayana. The lyrics of this track were penned by Intense, Ikka Singh and Arko did the music for the track. The movie stars Reeth Mazumder, Johny B Baweja, Manav Kaul, Tanvi Vyas, Vasundhara Kaul, Puru Chibber, and Vatsaal Raja. The movie is written and directed by Ishan Shrivedi. Let’s Ring the Bell Productions produced the whole movie.
Stream Long Night By Ikka Singh And Shivangi Bhayana Here:
9. BC Rap Knockout: Mumbai Vs Delhi
Bankchor is a comedy thriller directed by Bumpy and is produced by Asish Patil. The movie is distributed under Yash Raj Film banner. The movie stars Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Vikram Thapa, Rhea Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid, Bhuvan Arora, and Baba Sehgal.
As a matter of fact, this track shows the battle and the age-old rivalry of India’s two metropolitan cities Mumbai and Delhi. Also, Riteish Deshmukh, who plays Marathi Manoos Champak Chiplunkar in the movie, leads the Mumbai side in the rap-off. Delhi side is led by India’s Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh himself, in a special ‘knockout’ appearance, making the song more attractive. Naezy represented his city for the track while Pardhaan sided with Delhi.
Stream BC Rap Knockout: Mumbai vs Delhi By Naezy And Pardhaan Here:
“Jaanu” is a refix of a famous track by RD Burman “Janu Meri Jaan” which is recreated and produced by Rishi Rich. Juggy D and Shivi lent their voices to the new version and Raftaar made the track more amazing with his rap. The track came out for the movie Behen Hogi Teri starring Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles.