Rapper Raftaar is known for classic rapping numbers like "All black", "Swag mera desi", "Toh Dishoom" and "Dhaakad", the mesmerizing singer-rapper believes Indian rappers are getting the admiration they deserve in the country. It is to be noted that rap music has got much adopted by the Hindi cinema at present. Talking to a leading news agency Raftaar quoted; "Yes, because rapping has been in India for sometime now. It has been 15-20 years that people have been paying attention to it, and now it has become mainstream. But it has not gone to that big level that we do huge concerts. So. I'd say it is good, but still evolving." As per the report, the 29-year-old rapper mentioned certain names from the industry who have huge popularity among the teenage crowd and he hopes it will become the big spenders on their shows in the near future. "I get a lot of respect and I have seen that. Then there's Badshah and Yo Yo Honey Singh who also get a lot of respect. I have seen Bohemia too. Divine is new, but he has also got a name, and then there are new kids on the block who are getting the audience they need. The audience (for rap) today is of people around 15 or 16 years old. If they start listening to this music today, five years later they will spend on their favorite artist's show. So, we are starting young," he said. On working with underground rappers, Raftaar said: "I have signed five people now. So, from thinking (of working with them) to signing five people is almost a big thing for me now." Raftaar is himself signed to Zee Music now for a three-year contract. "My first album is about to drop. I have done so many films and shot with actors for that and for the next album I am planning in this three-year deal, I am going to have better actors," he said. He also hopes the hip-hop genre becomes commercially mainstream.
with inputs ~ ians