EXCLUSIVE: Alim Morani, “With ‘Gully Boy’ the hip-hop scenario in India is going to change”
Not many might know, but it is a fact that India is the homeland of hip-hop music. We can find many creative youngsters making their way to this genre of music. The hip-hop has now become an independent music genre in India. Many budding rappers are trying their hands in this music and have been able to garner appreciations. One such young talent is Alim Morani whose recent release ‘Let Me Live’ is well-received by the music lovers.
Bollywood is also trying its hands on the hip-hop culture in India and one such upcoming movie is Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ that has Ranveer Singh in the lead role of a rapper. The movie is reportedly based on the Mumbai rappers like Divine (Vivian Fernandes) and Naezy (Naved Shaikh). Earlier the hip-hop was not considered as a part of music in India because of its provocative lyrics but now the scenario has changed. Rappers like Divine, Prabh Deep, Dee MC, and Naezy among others have brought a revolution in the hip-hop culture.
When we asked rapper Alim about the hip-hop scene in India, he said, “Up till this point, the hip-hop scene in India was very very small and was non-existent. There were only maybe two-three big rappers but now with the upcoming film ‘Gully Boy’, it’s gonna blow up the hip-hop scenario and I am very much excited about it.”
Talking about his inspiration for hip-hop music, Alim said, “Eminem has been and is my biggest inspiration and most rappers can say the same thing. He revolutionized the entire industry and the rap game in itself with his lyricism. There were so many emotions in his music that everybody could feel it. “
With such a talented rapper like Alim Morani, we can actually feel that the hip-hop scene in India is going to change. If you haven’t yet watched Alim’s debut song ‘Let Me Live’, then do watch it here.