MC Stan Reflects on His Rap Music Journey and 'Bigg Boss 16' Win
From Qawwali to Rap, MC Stan Shares His Musical Inspirations
Mumbai, March 18: Rapper MC Stan, the winner of 'Bigg Boss 16', recently discussed his musical journey and how he connected with rap music. Growing up in Pune, Maharashtra, MC Stan was introduced to music through Qawwali played at his home. After releasing his first single 'Wata' in 2018, his career took off, and he quickly gained popularity.
MC Stan recalled, "Since childhood, I was used to listening to Qawwali a lot because my father used to play them all the time. I was not even aware of what kind of music was being created in foreign lands. Then I came across the rap culture where I heard people saying English words pretty fast, and somewhere I got connected to it and found it very cool."
The rapper, known for his unique fashion sense and hairstyle, explained how he identified with rap music's origins and decided to connect it with Hindi to popularize it in India. He said, "I actually could relate to it as rap emerged from black people's struggles of coming out of poverty. So I thought of taking it up in my mother language Hindi and portraying my roots and values through rap."
During an appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' alongside internet personalities Bhuvan Bam, Harsh Gujaral, and Dolly Singh, MC Stan discussed his popular song 'Khuja Mat' and its inspiration. He revealed, "There was no such inspiration behind the song. There was a beef going on between my friend and me, so in rapping, we dissed each other like a competition. So I wrote this rap in the form of a diss for him."
'The Kapil Sharma Show' airs on Sony Entertainment Television.