Rap culture is expanding like no other industry. Music is a way of connecting with people and day by day we keep on seeing various dynamics in the music industry. From shayaris to gazals to retro music to our very own Bollywood music, there have been interesting changes in the Bollywood industry concerning music.
Rap, as known by each one of us now, is evolving and making its place in the industry and people’s hearts. Since the release of the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Gully Boy’, there has been a massive change in the approach of rap songs. The rhythm and beat entice audiences and even children, challenging them to memorize the lyrics as fast as they can.
With contemporary and indie artists coming up and making their distinguished place in the industry, India has been prone to a lot of newly produced Hindi rap songs with Hindi rap lyrics which can give a tough challenge to all the international rappers and rap songs, out there.
For this reason, we have combined some of the top Hindi rap songs with desi hip hop which have proved a mood changer for most of the people. After all, our very own Indian rappers do deserve some appreciation for booming the rap industry to the next level!
Here is a list of some finely clubbed Hindi Rap Songs with the desi hip hop feel, which will make your day!
1. Asal Hustle - Naezy
‘Asal Hustle’ rap song by Naezy describes everyone’s life struggles, situations and consequences of people living in Mumbai city. It is a pure rap involving no double meaning in the song, best to cherish the desi hip hop.
“Bombay sheher yahan par zindagi he mushkil,
Har din struggle ha din hustle nahi tik pata, Busdil yahan”
are a few lines from the song where Naezy describes the everyday hustle of living in Mumbai (also called as “Bombay” popularly).
2. Kaam 25 - Divine
‘Kaam 25’ by Divine, is the finest lyrical work over a hypnotic beat produced by Phenom. Kaam 25 is set in the backdrop of Mumbai and the canvas for the story of Sacred Games to unfold. This song took up the pace when Sacred Games was released in 2018.
“Kaam 25 hai, kaam dhaam 25 hai,
Mere jaise ek, tere jaise chattis hai,
Kaam 25 hai, kaam dhaam 25 hai,
Bole to game over!”
3. Apna time aayega - Ranveer Singh
A song from the movie “Gully Boy” which every kid is familiar with, ‘Apna time aayega’ rocked the music industry and lives in people’s hearts even today. It was like everybody wanted to by-heart the lyrics and start rapping! This song was a getaway from the daily mix songs. Although sung by Ranveer Singh, the Hindi rap lyrics were written by Divine and Ankur Tewari.
“Uth ja apni raakh se,
Tu uth ja ab talaash mein,
Parwaaz dekh parwaane ki,
Aasman bhi sar uthayega,
Aayega, apna time aayega”
4. Swag mera desi - Raftaar
‘Swag mera desi’ released in the year 2014, was a top hit song by Raftaar. A crazy track that talks about the desi that resides in all of us & the special Swag that comes along with being desi.
“Swag Sada desi, saare loki saanu jaande
Dekhi jao desi yandi vakhri hai shaan ve
Chakko utte haath jeenu gal da hai maan ve...
5. City Slums - Raja Kumari and Divine
Debut song of Indian-American rapper, singer and songwriter Raja Kumari along with Mumbai’s very own Divine. A song praised to be the anthem for the streets of Mumbai and make you go ‘Ra-pa-pum-pum’!
“Sadak zabaani, chai mein paani, haath mein kaarigaari
Naka ab khaali, bhaari thaali, sar pe zimmedaari
Ek hi toh maalik baaki kuch din waale karamchaari
Kaayeka beef, tu is rap khel mein shakahaari
6. NY se Mumbai - Naezy and Divine
This song was released in 2019, featuring US Hip Hop star Nas, who joined Mumbai Rappers Naezy and Divine on a new track. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh also stars in this song as Naezy makes his return to rap. Although this song did not get as much fame, it is a true rap song and a must-hear.
“Zindagi ye karwaan,
Ye silsila jo rukta na!
Girta padta uthke firse chalta,
Mein bhi rukta na!”
7. Kaam Bhaari - Kaam Bhaari
A very trending song from the movie ‘Gully Boy’ featuring a young artist named Kaam Bhaari aka Kunal Pandagle.
“Kaam bhaari bhaari kaam
Kaam bhari bhaari kaam
8. Baby Marvaake Manegi - Raftaar
This song was released in the year 2018 by singer and rapper Raftaar. He is also a judge of the first Indian Rap Hip Hop show ‘MTV Hustle’.
“Baby marvaake manegi,
Baby marvaake manegi,
Dikkat karvakar mangei,
Baby marvaake manegi.”
9. Naachne ka shaunq - Raftaar and Brodha V
An explosive song by Raftaar and Brodha V released in the year 2019 as an album song. The fast beats of the song make you actually groove and move!
“Jo Main Aaj Likhta Hu Wo Kal Bikta Hai
Main Aaj Karta Hu Wo Kal Dikhta Hai
Main Beej Seechta Hu Tabhi Fal Milta Hai
Jo Mehnat Kare Aaj Wahi Kal Tikta Hai”
10. Machayenge - Emiway Bantai
Machayenge is a fun song with beachy vibes, described in bantai lingo suggesting “We’ll have a blast”. This song was a massive hit when released in the year 2019 and still is a very fun-going song in parties and clubs.
“Mama banne bole kallu ban jaunga
Tu chahe toh tera pallu ban jaunga
Malyalam hogi toh mallu ban jaunga
Telgu rhegi toh allu ban jaunga…”
11. Half Window Down - Ikka
Half window down is a song by Ikka and Neetu Singh released in the year 2016.
“Mama banne bole kallu ban jaunga
Tu chahe toh tera pallu ban jaunga
malyalam hogi toh mallu ban jaunga
Telgu rhegi toh allu ban jaunga”
12. Faltu Rapper - Dino James
A song by Dino James released in the year 2019.
“Yeh sab nikalna hai mujhe chhati se
Kyun gaane karun zabran party ke
Aur bhi mere paas bohat topic hain
Wahan waise hi itna zyada sala traffic hai”
13. Makasam - Krsna
Makasam song by rapper Krsna, released in the first quarter of 2020.
“Fact chahiye toh, Fact Yehi hai
Ke tere gaano me mere baare me koi fact nahi
Clear karu toh Kalamkaar me ho partner
Iska matlab chote me kise ke bhi neeche ni”
14. Kattey - Hard Kaur
This is a mix-up song of two completely different worlds, Bhanvari Devi’s traditional, powerhouse Rajasthani vocals, fusing with Hard Kaur’s scorching rap on her personal life journey displaying her genuine rapping skills. You would love the desi hip hop swag this Hindi rap song has!
“Hardkaur and I always did it my way, don't like what I say you need to hit the highway,
Give it to you straight boy no sideways, this is my world all ya punks need to migrate.”
15. Kohinoor - Divine
The voice of the streets ‘Kohinoor’ is another Hindi rap song with a desi hip hop feel. It is a popular rap song by Divine released in the year 2019.
“Kohinoor Kohinoor Kohinoor!
Kabhi jhuke na, kabhi rukhe na
Gang ab bhi wahi, kabhi toote na”
16. Khatam - Emiway Bantai
India’s top rapper Emiway Bantai released his song Khatam in 2018. If you haven’t heard this Hindi rap song already, I bet you will love to listen to it now. What are you waiting for?
“Mein wapas aa gayaa
Too pheer sey daregaa
Diss teraa flop huaa
Abb kyaa karegaa”
17. Mere Gully Mein - Divine, Naezy, Ranveer Singh
A very popular Hindi rap song from the movie “Gully Boy” ranking among the top rap songs till date. This song featured Ranveer Singh and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
“Dekho toh idhar, mere gully mein hai ghar
Chhote chhote lekin zara dekho, dil mein hai jagah beshumaar
De pukaar, kabhi bhi gully se madad dene ko tayaar
Garebi chalengi lekin farebi karenge nahi...”
18. Doori - Ranveer Singh
Again, a Hindi rap song from the movie ‘Gully Boy’, Doori has a special place in people’s hearts. Its lyrics are overwhelming, written by none other than Divine.
“Ab dekho to hum paas hain lekin
Socho kitni doori hai
Ab kaisi yeh mazboori hai
Ab socho kitni doori hai”
19. Sher aya sher - Divine
One of the best Hindi rap songs is here. Divine shakes the rap platform, starring Siddhant Chaturvedi in the song, from the movie ‘Gully Boy’.
“Sher ki zubani
Sun yeh shehar ki kahani
Yahan rap nahi hota tere wahem ko bhagadi
Ladkiyan na gaadi apni alag hai abaadi...”
20. Asli Hip Hop - Ranveer Singh
The Hindi rap song, ‘Asli Hip Hop’, is sung by Ranveer Singh in the movie ‘Gully Boy’.
“Khada hoon kaise main yahan pe
Ab na puchna, dard shayri mein
Tujhko chahiye saboot kya
Shikhar yeh soch par
Juda hoon main zameen se”
21. Azadi - Dub Sharma and Divine
‘Azadi’ by Dub Sharma and Divine from the movie ‘Gully Boy’ is the last but not the least Hindi rap song on our list. You must have heard it and so we need not say anything else!
“Ghut ghut ke kyun saans loon?
Usse dega kya hisaab tu haan?
This brings us to the end of our Hindi rap songs list which is trending on another level. Desi hip hop is underrated and its time people start recognizing and appreciating Hindi rap which is anyday highly comparative with international rap songs. Do let us know your thoughts and stay tuned with Feeding Trends!
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