Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

Indian Rap Industry, Mafia Mundeer, Fake Views & Income ft. Badshah | FO 106 | Raj Shamani

July 15, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
Indian Rap Industry, Mafia Mundeer, Fake Views & Income ft. Badshah | FO 106 | Raj Shamani
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In this podcast we are in coversation with Indian rapper Badshah. The Delhi boy has worked his way up to make it to Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, BBC Asian Network charts, and YouTube Music video charts, putting India on the global rap music map.

Much like most of the Indian population, Bollywood has had a lasting impact on Badshah's life. In fact, the musician changed his stage name from ‘Cool Equal’ to Badshah after being starstruck by Shah Rukh Khan.

He joined the band Mafia Mundeer in 2006, alongside fellow rapper Honey Singh. 

In this episode, we have discussed a wide range of topics that delve into Badshah's life, career, and perspectives on the music industry. Get ready for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion that offers a unique glimpse into the world of one of India's most celebrated artist. 

Badshah discusses his upcoming projects and ventures, and share how to pursue a career as a rapper or musician. He also shares his insights on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the music industry and why he admire late Sidhu Moose Wala. 

Don't miss this captivating episode, where we provide invaluable insights into the life and mind of one of India's biggest music sensations.


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00:00 - Introduction
2:18 - Raj’s first meeting with Badshah
4:17 - Badshah’s story
5:34 - Badshah’s meeting with SRK and Salman Khan
7:18 - Reason behind the name Badshah bhaiya
8:32 - Competition in the industry
11:18 - Badshah’s approach towards business and life
16:28 - India; the next big thing
21:14 - How to enter the Rap industry? 
24:28 - Badshah’s take on new rappers
27:42 - Mafia Mundeer
33:04 - Badshah’s sources of income
38:40 - Ideology behind becoming a legend 
39:35 - Sidhu Moose Wala
40:59 - Badshah’s favourite singers
44:14 - What’s going wrong with the Hip Hop industry?
48:45 - Will AI destroy musicians?
51:02 - YouTube views controversy
55:11 - Badshah’s biggest show
57:04 - Dream big
58:44 - A mysterious incident in Badshah’s life
1:02:51 - Badshah’s demands for a show
1:04:57 - Ashneer Grover
1:07:20 - Badshah being a Gold Medalist in Maths

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