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1. Who and when did the first Hindi Rap Album made?
ANSWER: The first Indian rap album is "Thanda Thanda Pani." It was made by Harjeet Singh Sehgal better known as Baba Sehgal. This wasn't his first album though. He had two previous albums. His first Album was Dilruba (1990) followed by Alibaba (1991) but they were not rap but classical Indian music.

Please feel free to have a look at what helped me to answer my question;


The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music and R&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and, developed over several eras, it remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having very distinct cultural traditions.

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Indian music is very rich and has evolved over centuries. Indian classical music has two traditional branches - Carnatic music and Hindustani music. Carnatic music is predominantly popular in Southern India, where as Hindustani music is found in northern and central India. Apart from these two main branches there are various forms of Indian folk music. Each folk form has evolved in a particular region of India. Prominent among Indian folk forms are: Bhangra (Punjab), Lavani (Maharashtra), Dandiya (Gujarat), Qawwali (Sufi form of devotional music), and Bauls (Bengal). In recent times times Indian music is dominated by bollywood numbers and pop music. Here are some interesting facts on Indian music.

This is the first Hindi rap video to land on MTV Asia.

This is a scene cut off from Bollywood !

This is a video of Indian Rap i got from
I chose this video because I was thinking of dharma in the translation in the begging.

This sound track has been suggested by my friend Arnav.

this is a video of classical Bharatanatyam Bharatnatyam Indian dance.

This video has been suggested by Mr. Tracy in person.


February 15,2011 by PEG

I enjoyed these videos very much. Do you think that you could explain the videos a little bit more? Thanks, (:

2/15/11 By Anthony Arias
Thia is an example post. Please continue to comment.
2/15/11 By Abayineh Tesfaye
I really liked your picture of an Indian Snoop Dogg

Tuesday, February, 15, 2011 By Domonique Griffin
I love the videos but you should tell us what they are about

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Arnav Chatterjee
What other genres are there of modern Indian music? You should describe them. (suggestion: talk about bhangra music)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by Arnav Chatterjee
Hey, I didn't specifically suggest that video. But I really like the second video of Hindi rap, the one you said reminded you of dharma. It's meaningful, and I liked hearing rhymes in a different language!

Thursday, Frebrurary 24, 2011 by Abayineh Tesfaye
I really like the youtube videos you posted up.