Bollywood’s very own rockstar and rapper Badshah is all set to make his digital debut with a musical web series titled ‘LockDown’ on a very famous channels for music that is of ZEE5, under his banner Afterhours. The ten-episode series will bring together Bollywood singers and some of the internet sensations to recreate more than 20 iconic songs. Each episode will going to have two musicians churning out two music videos within a time span of 48 hours.
“Zee had s some sort of the basic idea they approached us with it for its next series of web. My team and I sat down together to add some of the more modification and we were good to go at that point of time. It was our idea that we will lockdown the singers for a time period of 48 hours, so that in the given time, they can focus completely on it. There are no winners and competition in it as, it’s rather just a show to promote a good talent of pool,” Badshah told IndianExpress in a recent interview.
“There would be going to have a more than 10 mainstream singers-musicians, like me, Raftaar, Papon, Sachin-Jigar, Kailash Kher, Gippy Grewal and then 10, who have built their base on the digital space like Jonita Gandhi, Shirley Setia, Darshan Rawal, Arjun Kanungo among more. All these people are really famous on YouTube, and it was a great experience bringing the two worlds together,” added Badshah.
‘LockDown’ will feature popular faces of the music industry namely, Badshah, Kailash Kher, Papon, Raftaar, Harrdy Sandhu, Jonita Gandhi, Shirley Setia, Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur, Raja Kumari, Sachin-Jigar, Mickey Singh to name a few. ZEE5 is introducing shows that are rich in content. It is all set to launch 20 originals in 2018.
Badshah who was born on in the year 1985 19th of November in New Delhi, India. He is an Indian Rapper, Music Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Film Producer & Record Producer who is merely best-known for his rapping in three languages which is Punjabi, Bollywood, and Haryanvi.
Rapper Badshah’s actual name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia. He did his school level education from Bal Bharti Public School in Delhi. From a very young age, he was interested in music and was also a member of School choir or everytime when there is a competition in school he always sang a song. His initial wish was to become an IAS Officer. He obtained his engineering degree from PEC University of Technology that is from Chandigarh. it was the time of college time when he decided to be a musician and shifted his focus entirely to be a musician in future.
He released his first single in association with Yo Yo Honey Singh in the year 2006. For six long years, he continued working with Yo Yo Honey Singh after which, he released his first independent album Born Star was released. Besides Honey Singh, he has been associated with some of the more several other pop artists which also includes the Diljeet Dosanjh, Raftaar, Gippy Grewal and Aastha Gill among others. Though he made his debut as a playback singer with the Punjabi film Bikkar Bai Sentimental in the year 2013 but the song which earned him widest recognition is “Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai” from the Hindi film Khoobsoorat in 2014. After the release of this song, he became an overnight star just like other singers in this category of rapper.
He made his debut single “DJ Waley Babu” which also featured Aastha Gill went viral and became number one within the time span of just 24 hours of its release on Indian I-tunes chart. This single made him one of the most sought after rapper in the country. The video of this song has crossed over 100 million views on YouTube. His next single Wakhra Swag won the most popular song of the year award.
Raftaar, is an Indian music producer and rapper which is very well known widely for creating music for some of the popular Bollywood films like Dr. Cabbie and Heropanti. He is perhaps one of the most well recognized for the Britasia Music Award-winning single “Swag Mera Desi” which was released in the year 2014. He first rose to fame as a lyricist and producer for the urban music group which is for Mafia Mundeer, which is formed by Yo Yo Honey Singh. He has appeared in some of the numerous Indian reality series which also include like India’s Got Talent, Dance India Dance, and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He was born in the town Dilin Nair which is in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. He has been featured on countless singles by Manjeet Singh Ral which includes the “Desi Hip Hop” and “Girl Power.”
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