MEET THE KOLKATA RAP KINGS

1 .Name: BPM Kolkata 

2. Stage Name (Bpm Kolkata are): DJ. Pratz , Rapper Ritz , Boy-G 

3. Skill: DJing, Emceeing, Remixing and Producing, a style of Bengali rap into regional hip-hop                          

4. What type of sound is BPM Kolkata about?

This crew's creating a difference in the style of their own compositions and style of music fused with Bengali rapping with deejay beats, mostly from the console. Our music is mixed and made mainly on regional tunes and folk music of Kolkata.

Our compositions are influenced by Bangladeshi hip-hop. We have already done much collaboration with rappers and producers all over India as well as some from NY, London, Pennsylvania and Bangladesh

5. What are your associations/Event Organizers, clubs?

Club shows (SOHO ’07)

E.Z.C.C (college fest’08)

Fever 104 FM (pujor sera band hunt’09)

N.U.J.S Outlawed (college fest'10)

India's Got Talent Season 2 (Colors t.v'10)


6. How and when did you get started in emceeing / deejaying ?          

Kolkata is a city of music lovers. Music is in the blood of its youth. Rock and Metal are worshipped here. Every street has a band doing some regular rock n roll stuff, so doing something totally different was the challenge. More over people now looked for an alternative genre after getting bored with this same drum rolls or monotonous guitar patterns. They wanted something peppy as well as having the same aggression as any other rock songs. Now that’s where we fill in.

BPM Kolkata is the only hip hop crew from Kolkata and it was formed in 2007.

Our main aim was to create a hip culture in this state. At first we faced a lot of hurdles and hardships. But as time passed our sacrifices paid off. As more rappers from other states joined the crew. Since then, many percussionists showed interest on joining and a lot of shows then came on our way.

People now come up encouraging the culture. More over going live on air gave us the boost to carry on with our dreams!


7. How far do you hope the game can take you?

The game doesn’t take you anywhere until you have that zing in you and the dedication to carry on. According to us, it’s just a path we follow to achieve our goals. Hard work and complete seriousness will surely payoff. We have started from the ashes so we know what it takes to build up something big. And we are quite sure our music will be heard all over the country as well as in abroad too.


8. Your current thoughts about the hip hop scene in India. Do you think there is something lacking and if so, what is it?

The hip hop scene in India is at its growing stage which is going to explode really soon.

We see hip-hop nights and freestyle battles happening at clubs almost every week. So there’s a lot of scope here in India. Many states like West Bengal are coming up with their own versions of this music. This is quite interesting. Regional languages are picking up the tempo. So, there’s a nice scope for expanding this culture.

But the main thing which this genre lacks is that it is still considered as an underground music in India. It should come out as main stream music like all other genres.


9.     Your current thoughts on the state of hip hop worldwide?          

Globally hip hop is one of the most famous genres in music. People like its simplicity and its energy. But the golden age of hip hop is gone. Now compositions are more commercial based. Addition of new sounds in this genre had many positive as well as negative effects.

The game is changing and we have to adjust to it and we think hip hop still rules the music scenario.


10.     Do you think Indian hip hop has a future?

Yea, of course Indian music has melody, rhythm n feelings in its songs.    

So when this all punched together with western tunes it’ll obviously will make a good blend.

India has already shown good talents in music worldwide. So why not in hip hop.

It’s just a matter of time and patience and we will definitely see the country coming up with fresh talents.


11.  Your top pick of the artist of the year (2010) internationally?

Medieval Pundits

David Guetta

Justin Bieber

Drake

Lil Wayne

 

12. Your top 5 hottest tracks right now?

Waiting room (Kolkata) -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBrv1piSJi8

Bongo sontan (Bangalore) -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJkDV2D0gAc

G-Ster (Mumbai) -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krZ2niV3vlE

Saheri babu (Chandigarh) -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyX4cUnVvds

Party floor (live show) -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knp2E6-cQLI

                                           

13. Best rappers dead/alive? Name any 5:

Jay-Z

Eminem

Tupac

Lal Miah (Bangladesh)

Desi MC (NY)


14.  Something that annoys you when you’re in a club?

Deejay doesn’t mean playing  bollywood tracks in the club. In fact people do come up with good Hip hop requests now n then. But some people want to stay in that so called “bollywood boundaries”.

People drink and booze like least interested on what one is playing until and unless they have heard the track before. New tracks are just too hard to push into their veins!!


15. Something you’d never do in your gig:

We would never lower the quality of our music by judging its crowd. We always give our full 100% whether we have a crowd of hundred or just a single person listening, its shows the love and respect for your work.


16.  Where can we catch you next?

Pantaloons at South City on 20th Sep

Princeton, Basement, Or maybe in a club near you.


17.  What can we expect from you in the near future?

Good music, great compositions, n all that you need to keep this culture alive.      

More experiment on Indian tunes. Playing more on gigs across the nation and spreading our love for music.

Comments (34)

 

  1. ZZ King says:

    Good stuff, waiting to hear their music

  2. Rapper Ritz says:

    chk out no. 12

    dere u’ll get all of our songs bro…
    derez da link is given

  3. BD GANGSTR says:

    HEy gUYz,DoN’t U eVer heard bout Deshi MC’s nd Stoic Bless of BD.THey alSo sHulD be Ur fev. Artist…

  4. Rapper Ritz says:

    @BD

    i think u dont read our interview carefully…..thatz wy u miss da q. no 13
    follow dat & u’ll get ur ans..
    Deshi MC is our fav. crew…& v stotic Bliss also our fav. broda…
    ne doubt??????

  5. MC NLOY says:

    HEY GUYS….I M MC NLOY….I M FROM BD>>IN THESE months…MY 2 ALBUM is going to release…..in BD…..
    NOW I NEED TO DO SOME COLLAB….I DONT KNOW ANY 1 AMONG U….PLZ BRODAH IF U R ENTERESTED MSG ME IN FB……
    NAME…ASIR FOISAL NLOY
    EMAIL ID…RUR_nloy@yahoo.com
    love all,love hiphop.

  6. Soumya Mahato says:

    im Soumya a.k.a XpoS3…jst a studnt f class x 4m Don Bosco Liluah (rest f d info u wl find in FB…type- Soumya Mahato)…..wat i wanna say s I hve a gr8 respct 2 hip hop culture…i like street dancin bt lack i rappin, i hve jst strtd writin lyrics…i hpe if i practce i wl improve mre……so jst as gt 2 knw abt u guys(while typin in google), my xcitemnt increasd mre….n also lack a stage in xposing my talnt………………wat i wanna ask u s dt- Cn u hlp me out in improvin in my rappin skill????….plzzz….

  7. Rash says:

    Hey soumya may be i can help u. Ah! I m a starter rapper n i rap n make lyrics. MAY be we can help each other. I’ planing to make ma owe song and gonna post it on youtube and else where. So i just wana say that may be u can collab wit me. If u r intrested den mail me on rashmoney4@gmail.com or call me on 08002467732. Hurry cuz im gonna start ma work in few days.

  8. BPM Crew says:

    Tahnx 2 all of u gogs n’ chiks. Thanx 4 ur support. came out of ur small den & make this world so b-e-a-u-tiful….

  9. Gu kha says:

    ESD ?

  10. vamsi kari says:

    hey dudes i’m a rapper i like to join your group add me reply to my email id

  11. Rapper TheRAzzz says:

    Hi.. i’m Rapper TheRAzzz, I Rap hindi and i have written many Rap songs in hindi..
    I would be glad to join ur group..
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    So plz apprct me..
    My E-mail id is :
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  12. Rapper TheRAzzz says:

    Hi.. i’m Rapper TheRAzzz, I do Rap in hindi and i have written many Rap songs in hindi..
    I would be glad to join ur group..
    And i can cnfdntly say that im a vry gud hindi rapper ..
    So plz apprct me..
    My E-mail id is :
    therazzz@hotmail.com

  13. Vamsi says:

    I Like To Join Your Rap Group

  14. frank.n.stain says:

    hey guys
    i’m anubhab maiti a.k.a. frank.n.stain………….i recently did a demo with “this is my life” by edward maya
    i’m into rappin and rnb
    i’ve got songs at my fingertips but lack crew support.
    i’m really a good rapper(enlish) and need to get exposed.
    if you would want to check me out please send me an email on my id.
    lookin forwrd to your reply

  15. frank.n.stain says:

    yo vamsi
    have you any crew guys who would get the music
    if yes and if you are interested then maybe we can work together.
    anyway i’m younger to you and i’ve written some songs to go on with.
    mail me on my id: dhitun26@gmail.com or call me on 8293801587
    lookin forwrd to your reply

  16. Jay misra says:

    Hey everyone. I am Jay misra A.K.A. Mac Bravo. I am a 16 year old kid who raps in English. I am looking forward to make Rap my career. I need help. I write my own songs and rap them too. I have uploaded some of my Raps. Please help me. :) Mac Bravo.

  17. azeem ahmad says:

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  19. Anmol marki says:

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  24. IMRA AFZAL says:

    hi, this is Imran Afzal, and i am a hippop song raper, and i can write and also sing the song, i have 8 fadu rape songs,I urgent need to join a hippop song raper group,
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  25. IMRAN AFZAL says:

    hi this is IMRAN and i want some support, aur main bhut si gane hippop gane likha hun, mgr koi band k bare me mujhe idea nhi hai, is liye main aap logon se request krta hun k plz aap mujhe suppoprt kre, mere pas bhut si amzing hippop songs hai.

  26. IMRAN AFZAL says:

    hi this is IMRAN and i want some support, aur main bhut si gane hippop gane likha hun, mgr koi band k bare me mujhe idea nhi hai, is liye main aap logon se request krta hun k plz aap mujhe suppoprt kre, mere pas bhut si amzing hippop songs hai.
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  27. IMRAN AFZAL says:

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  28. hi guys , i m RLP i ma good rapper
    i write lyrics in hindi punjabi english nd anyother language ,i need band group or urs type buddies
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  29. Asmeeta says:

    Hi. Trust all is well. I'm contacting you on behalf of a band, MaatiBaani. We are a world music band from Mumbai and are looking for collaborating with a bangla rapper for the NH7 Weekender, Kolkata. Heard your rap and thought it'd be great if we could work something out together. Looking forward to a positive response. Hope to hear soon. :)

  30. Sonia menon says:

    waiting to hear their music

  31. Amit says:

    I am a Hindi rapper

  32. http://www.facebook.com/dannymusicd hey my friends plz like my page and spt i am bengali rapper from kolkata i rlz my new album 2016

  33. Ankit pra says:

    i am a rapper and working on my first album (breath beyond sorrow)

  34. jac kie says:

    Yo guys um a rapper from Kashmir 

    Want to join 

    I wanna get in man

    Can rap anything fast

     

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