The 2019 Bollywood film, ‘Gully Boy’ brought a gush of enthusiasm among music lovers through its rap songs. In fact, the story is all about the music genre and rap artists. So, let’s take this opportunity to mention a highly successful rapper of Indian origin. Svetha Rao, popularly known by her stage name, Raja Kumari is an Indian-American songwriter and rapper. The Indian-American rapper even appeared in ‘Guly Boy’ as a concert judge. In spite of growing up in the USA, Raja Kumari managed to maintain a relationship with her culture. The Indian rap artist says that music is a passion for her more than a job.
The music it just kept leading me down the path and let me into opportunity, and now it’s a way of life. – Raja Kumari (Svetha Rao).
Moreover, the Indian songwriter finds music as a way to express herself. ‘Meera’, ‘Shook’, and ‘I Did It’ are some of her hit songs. The Indian rapper loves to fuse different cultures through her music.
I have lived in two different worlds and two different cultures, so when I make a fusion of it I think it’s the most authentic version of myself – it’s more me.
Now, Raja Kumari resides in India and has already turned in many fans into the Hip-Hop community. In fact, she released a single, ‘City Slums’ with Sony Music that featured Divine. And, this song received 2 million views in just 2 days.
“But music was freedom to me. It was a space where I didn’t have to pick a side. I always thought of myself as the perfect bridge between the East and the West. ”
Today, the Indian rapper has already released two EPs and receives more than 1 million views for her videos on YouTube. In addition to this, Raja Kumari has done collaborations with famous artists like Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony, Lindsey Stirling, and Knife Party.
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Source credits: indianexpress.com, www.hindustantimes.com, Wikipedia