The ace rapper Badshah, who is currently in news for his new show Dil Hai Hindustani 2 as a Judge and his great line up of projects this year, expresses his view on World Music Day. One is known for his raps, Badshah is that crazy beat that makes you put on your dancing shoes. The ace rapper feels without melody in a song, it is like dressing up a dead man. Be it making a foot-tapping, party anthem or a romantic song in a movie, melodies reign supreme. “I may be known as a rapper, but I have grown up listening to soulful melodies by composers like Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind and the likes,” says Badshah.
It’s always a joy to discover that the song you grew up listening to was later made part of a Hollywood movie’s soundtrack or some latest international phone commercial. It feels like your musical taste is validated. But is that enough? Badshah, says, Bollywood artists need to work more because the international market is highly competitive. Every six months the soundscape is changing and we have to keep up. We are competing with huge genres in the international market like Latin music. So we need to work on the quality and the presentation of our sound. We actually have to work really hard and reinvent ourselves.”