Thinking of International Rap artists, I can recollect a dozen names as they come rushing to my mind. However, when it comes to Desi Rap, I witness one figure and none else – A man of 5′ 9” height, wearing a dark-grey skull cap, and endorsing his iconic hand sign! Bohemia is the name otherwise, Raja is what his fans profoundly call him. This feature rounds up points about Bohemia VS other desi rappers.
He isn’t the industry topper, but the industry initiator! Rap nahi maine ijaat kiti industry (School di Kitaab)
The Inventor of Desi Rap – Bohemia
In case you are not privy to the fact, and need some proofs, here are some facts that reinstate our belief that there are still some good poets in the industry.
For all other Bohemia fans, a read to rejoice! 🙂
Bohemia VS Other Desi Rappers
Here’re a few points to substantiate the claim.
His Latest Stand Against Drugs is ‘Stardom Used Aptly’
Whilst the other rappers feel proud about the promotion of drugs and booze, Bohemia dares to be different. With a constant and recurrent adressal of social issues in his songs, the rapper has raised the bar by leaving drugs and going ‘Drug Free’
Songs that Give Meaning, Soothe the Soul
Bohemia’s songs are not about high-pitched music that barely makes sense. It is a chain of events, prominently from his life events, his struggles, that almost every being can relate to. You don’t have to be an ardent Bohemian follower to love his songs and relate to them. You just have to let the music and his words sink in. He is one and he is THE ONE.
He Breaks the Ceiling by Avoiding Objectification of Women
Whilst songs with lyrics like ‘Main toh tandoori murgi hoon yaar’, ‘Chhoti dress mein bomb lagdi menu’, etc rule the chartbusters, Bohemia stays away from the objectification of women. He preaches true love through his songs which is a benchmark in itself. Bohemia is someone who has risen from the scratch, been a victim of racial slurs and has successfully shunned them.
The King of Versatility Has Talent Brimming in *Kilos*
Bohemia is a singer, a writer, a music composer, a poet, an influencer, and for his fans, he is the God of Desi Rap. Bohemia has been the initiator of Desi Rap and he slays in every field; be that the writing, singing or rapping.
His skills are flabbergasting.
His KDM Gang is Impeccable and Irresistible
Many rappers who were already phenomenal in their skills collaborated with Bohemia and the result came out in smashing hits. You might be living under a rock in case you don’t know about these rappers. J.Hind, Shaxe Oriah, Pardhaan, Haji Springer, Raxstar, 3am Sukhi, Young Desi, Gangis Khan, and Deep Jandu are the gangsters of his team.
The King of Languages Is a Profound Lover of Poems
Well versed in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English, the rapper is a profound learner. He loves reading poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal and believes that he is a poet, not a commercial rapper.
Bohemia: People like Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib are our icons and most of my poetry is inspired by them. For instance, in one of my songs, I talk about ‘going beyond the stars’, the idea of which is essentially taken from Allama Iqbal’s ‘Sitaron Se Aagay Jahan Aur Bhi Hain’
The Crazy, the Unmatched and the HARDCORE Fan Following
In case you weren’t aware, Bohemia has a phenomenal fan following of hardcore Bohemians who swear by his songs and their meanings. He has a wrist tattoo and millions of his fans get it.
Because his songs motivate,
Because his songs have meaning,
Because, he is the preacher of poetic art in the world full of unrhythmic music.