Punjabi rap has overtaken the music industry, becoming an integral part of contemporary music. With its infectious beats and clever wordplay, rap has become a must-have element in songs today.
In this article, we delve into Punjabi rap and present a list of India’s best Punjabi rappers who have left an indelible mark on the industry.
Best Punjabi Rappers List
|Yo Yo Honey Singh
|Indian Female Rapper
|MC Prabh Deep
|Krishna Kaul (Krsna)
|Ankur Johar (Enkore)
1. Yo Yo honey Singh
Yo Yo Honey Singh: Indian Rapper
Yo Yo Honey Singh, or Honey Singh, is a well-known Rapper in the Indian Music industry. He was born on March 15 1983, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Honey Singh is an Indian music producer of Bollywood, Indi-pop singer and film actor. He came into the industry with the album International Villager in 2011.
His song, Lak 28 Kudi Da, with Diljit Dosanjh, reached the No. 1 in the BBC Asian Download Charts in May 2011. He received many awards in Punjabi Music Industry. His estimated net worth is around 20 Million dollars. He learned music from Trinity School in the United Kingdom.
The real name of Bohemia is Roger David, and he is well known for his Raps. Bohemia is a Rapper and a Punjabi singer. He is the God of Desi Hip Hop and record procedure from California. The birth date of Bohemia is October 15, 1979, and he was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
He debuted his music career in 2000 by working with his cousin in Oakland. His first album was Vich Pardesan De which was nominated in BBC UK’s top ten albums. Bohemia’s estimated net worth is around 4 Million USD.
3. Billi X
Billi X: Singer
Billi X is a rising star in the Punjabi music scene, with his tracks available on popular platforms like Gaana, JioSaavn, and YouTube. Known for songs such as “Alina,” “Chikay,” and “Kurti,” Billi X is making waves with his unique rap style and captivating beats.
4. Ish Kaur
Ish Kaur: Indian Female Rapper
Ish Kaur is an Indian-Punjabi rap star whose songs are available on Gaana, JioSaavn, Wynk and other music platforms. There are several pieces by Ish Kaur, such as Dhokha, Perfect Munda, Pehli Vaar, etc.
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5. Baba Sehgal
Baba Sehgal: Indian Rapper
Harjeet Singh Sehgal, popularly known as Baba Sehgal. He is the world’s first Hindi rap megastar; He has rapped in Indipop, Bollywood, Tamil, and Telugu. He is also an actor, working in Hindi and Punjabi movies. In 2006 he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss. Baba was born on November 23 1965, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his B.Tech from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Nainital.
6. Emiway Bantai
Emiway Bantai: Indian Rapper
Emiway Bantai gained widespread recognition through his rap battles, particularly his feud with Badshah. His rap skills caught the attention of Bollywood, and he recently rapped in the hit song “Asli Hip Hop” from the movie Gully Boy, showcasing his versatility as an artist.
Raftaar: Indian Rapper
Known for his lightning-fast lyrics and impeccable flow, Raftaar has carved a niche in the music industry. With hits like “Swag Mera Desi,” he has captivated audiences with his energetic performances and thought-provoking rap verses.
Badshah: Indian Rapper
The real name of Badshah is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, who is known in the Indian music industry for his flow-less raps. He was born on November 19 1985, in New Delhi. He debuted his career with Yo Yo Honey Singh in 2006.
His first independent song was Kar Gayi Chull (Haryanvi Song), and some of his music tracks were featured in Bollywood. The song ‘Wakhra Swag’ was one of his hit songs and won the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards.
9. Dino James Rapper
Dino James Rapper: Indian Rapper
Dino James is a newcomer in Punjabi Industry who rapped for many songs such as “Faltu Rapper”, “Achi Maza Aayi”, “Hancock”, “Girlfriend”, and many more. While living in Mumbai, Dino was born in Bhopal on November 12, 1991.
10. MC Prabh Deep
MC Prabh Deep: Indian Rapper
Punjabi artist MC Prabh Deep, who is 24 years old and lives in Delhi, got a lot of attention when he rapped about the problems with a very competitive and sometimes unfair education system. He dropped out of high school by choice, not because he had to.
He worked as a salesman and in a call centre before returning to what he loved most: music. In 2017, he put out his first album. Now, 9.5k people follow his YouTube account so they can listen to his great music.
11. Krishna Kaul, a.k.a. Krsna
Krishna Kaul, a.k.a. Krsna: Indian Rapper
This Delhi-based rapper, was among the first to appear on the Indian hip-hop scene. He started recording and putting out songs on MySpace as early as 2006.
His stage name used to be Young Prozpekt, and he has been singing since he was 14. He now works with other rappers like Raftaar, makes a song for Save The Children, and speaks out against corruption all the time.
12. Kunal Pandagle, a.k.a Kaam Bhari
Kaam Bhari: Indian Rapper
This 20-year-old rapper from Mumbai is known for singing quickly, which makes him stand out in the hip-hop scene, even though his songs are about Mumbai.
He has worked with a few brands and wrote and sang the song “Kaam Bhaari” for the movie “Gully Boy.” He also played in the film.
13. MC Altaf
MC Altaf: Indian Rapper
The rapper from Dharavi, Mumbai, who is 18 years old, has not had an easy life. He had to deal with problems in the community and with school rules, but singing gave him a way out.
Today, he is known for his “diss tracks.” He has even taught Ranveer Singh the language of gully rap; one of his songs is in the movie Gully Boy.
14. Ankur Johar, aka Enkore
Ankur Johar, aka Enkore: Indian Rapper
The 26-year-old rapper from Mumbai, released his nine-track debut album in 2015, and his track, which was inspiring without being cocky, was a big hit.
But in 2013, when he won the Radio City Freedom Award for Best Indian Hip Hop Artist (People’s Choice), he got his first taste of fame. In 2018, he released another record that struck a chord with people again.