Badshah, or Bad Boy Shah – as he likes to name himself on Instagram – is being celebrated by BBC Asian Network. Is it birthday? Any special occasion? None of it, because when it’s Badshah, we don’t need a reason to cherish his contribution to the Indian music industry. BBC Asian Network posted 4 rap songs he did in collaboration with other famous music artists, as a tribute. He reposted it and captioned, “Why you gotta be all pyaara pyaara?” (Why do you have to be so lovely lovely?) Take a look:
The tagged songs were Players with Karan Aujla, Jugnu with Nikhita Gandhi, Voodoo with J Balvin and Tainy, and Proper Patola with Diljit Dosanjh.
Badshah, originally named Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, started his journey into music long before his first song went viral. His choice of career being a rapper was a big no as it was something that didn’t fit the regular career standards. But if not a rapper he was all set to become an IAS officer. He received restrictions and backlash from his father as he was against his choice of turning into a rapper.
Eventually, his efforts paid off when his song DJ Waaley Babu touched millions, then billions globally, earning him several accolades, music projects and judge panel offers for reality TV shows. India’s first ever rap show MTV Hustle 2021 was judged by Badshah. His recent song Gone Girl (Ladki Kharab) is at 51 million views currently.