"Stop Remixing Old Tracks", Rapper Baba Sehgal Slams Bollywood

Vaishnavi Gavankar |Jul 10, 2019

His first two albums "Dilruba" (released in 1990) and "Ali Baba" (1991) was a mediocre hit.

A controversial statement was made by famous Hindi rapper Baba Sehgal in a recent tweet on the famous social media platform Twitter. He also went on to criticize that the industry is moving towards copy wood from Bollywood.

He said in his tweet, "It's time Bollywood stop recreating/ remixing old classic film soundtracks.

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There's no harm in recreating a song but the quality, instrumentation and the output in doing so are sad and pathetic. Is it because there is no creativity left or is it because they want to encash on super popularity of the old songs? Please tap the right talent as we have it in abundance here and STOP destroying and ruining the original. It's become more of COPYWOOD than Bollywood".

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Harjeet Singh Sehgal or better known as Baba Sehgal is considered to be the world's first Hindi rap megastar. Involved in various areas of media industry he has worked in many languages and also was a contestant in the famous Hindi reality show Bigg Boss in 2009

The singer who is also a B Tech graduate was born and raised in Lucknow. His stint in entertainment began in the early 1990s as a part of the uprising Indi-pop culture. His album which got released during that time got very frequent air time on MTV bringing him to the spotlight.

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His first two albums Dilruba (released in 1990) and Ali Baba (1991) was a mediocre hit. And then in 1992 came the chartbuster of his entire career Thanda Thanda Paani. The album sold around 5 million cassettes making it a massive hit and the first successful Indian rap album. He also writes most of the songs in his albums. He also became the first Indian artist to have a music video broadcast on MTV Asia.

He directed the music for the famous comedy film of Amitabh Bachchan's Bhoot Uncle in 2006. Later he went on to become an anchor on the TV show name Santa and Banta News Unlimited on Zoom TV. His song Trump ka Mania supporting the US presidential candidate Donald Trump was also an instant hit.


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