Rap is a singing style in which the song sings like a poem with the beats. Songs sung in this style are called rap and rap singers are called rappers. Singer Eminem's name is also taken prominently in popularizing this genre in Western music started by African singers.
In Indian music industry, this style has become very popular now. Rap singer Yo Yo Honey Singh is quite famous, singers like Imran Khan, Ajit Deshmukh, Bohemia, Badshah, Zafar Shah, Raftaar, Naved Shaikh are well-versed in this style and are becoming popular. However, it is also said that Ashok Kumar sang "Rail gaadi" in this genre a few decades ago in Bollywood.
Hervin Alex, as we know from Hervin a.k.a Alien, is a rapper from India. Born in Kerala, Hervin was brought up and educated in Bangalore. Hervin started rapping from the age of 15. Hervin is an independent rapper artist and also the founder of a rap crew in Bangalore, his group name is Hip Hop Hooligan. He has 2 mixtape’s dropped under his name "HAIL" and "DETAINED" and got 17 song’s dropped till Date. In 2015 he was placed on the list of "5 young Indian rappers you should know".
Vivian Fernandes, better known by his stage name Divine, is an Indian rapper from Mumbai, India. He had success with Mumbai rapper Naezy after the release of his song "Meri Gully Mein". His life-based documentary 'Gully Life' was released on the Discovery Network on July and later on July 15 digitally on Red Bull TV and YouTube. His first Hindi track "Yeh Mera Bombay" was released in November 2013 as soon as it was released its views increased five times compared to his English songs. But he had to wait two more years, when he and Naezy joined the list of highly successful people, with the "Meri Gali Mein" viral in April 2015.
Raman Kapoor is Indian singer and rapper India. Raman has also participated in the famous singing reality TV shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Rising Star. His famous songs include "Neet Daru", "Do Ghoont Pilade", "Punjabi Song Sayan", "Mere Rashke Qamar". He also has his own band in which he is the lead singer. The band name is OCP. Raman has also acted with famous Bollywood singer, Mika Singh.
Emiway Bantai is a famous rapper of India. He has sung many rap songs but he got recognition from the film Gully Boy's Song. After this, there are many popular songs like his 'Kadka Ban', 'Machayenge', 'Khatam' etc. In 2016 Amywe Bantai was selected to present the Radio City Freedom Award at the Hard Rock Cafe. He was overjoyed when he received this award. Amway Bantai was then voted as the Best Hip Hop Artist in 2017 for his hard work and dedication. Bantai was then voted as the Best Hip Hop Artist in 2017 for his hard work and dedication.
Dilin Nair (known by his stage name Raftaar or RAA), is an Indian rapper and singer. He was formerly a member of the urban music group Mafia Mundeer formed by Yo Yo Honey Singh. He split from the group, and made headlines after signing for three records from Punjabi band RDB. He achieved a big place by meeting the rape king Bohemia.
Aditya Prateik Singh Sisodia, popularly known as Badshah, is a famous singer and rapper. Badshah was born in Karnal. Badshah's father is Harayanvi and mother is Punjabi. He did his schooling from Bal Bharti Public School, Delhi. Badshah started his career in 2006 as a member of Yo Yo Honey Singh's band. In 2012, he split from Honey Singh and introduced his rap "Ladki Beautiful Kar Gayi Chull" which became a big hit. His rap "DJ Wale Babu", released in 2015, set new records of success.