The Top 10 Rappers In India 2023 includes: Krsna, MC Stan, King, Divine, Emiway Bantai, Raftaar, Ikka, Dino James, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Badshah
The rapping industry in India is growing day by day and new artists with great rapping skills are getting very popular very quickly in this industry. But, rapping was not so popular in early 90s. Many people believe that Yo Yo Honey Singh started the trend of rapping in India. Some of the legendary rappers in India are: Bohemia, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Baba Sehgal, Imran Khan, Imran Khan, ect.
Today, in this list we are going to check out the top 10 Indian rappers of 2022 – 2023. There are many rappers in this list who have been started their career recently and currently they are in the top list. So, get ready and let’s see your favorite rapper has his position in this list or not. Don’t forget to comment down below that who is your favorite. Now, let’s check out our Top 10 Rappers in India 2023
Ikka who’s real name is Ankit Singh Patyal was born in Himachal Pradesh on 27 May 1986. He is an Indian rapper, lyricist, composer not only a great rapper but he is also a music producer. He was also a part of crew named Black Wall Street Desis in his early days. Ikka entered in Bollywood industry on 2014 with the song named “In Da Club” which was from the movie “Tamanchey” He also signed with music labels like T-Series. Apart from his music career, Ikka has also worked as an actor and has appeared in the film “Satyameva Jayate” in 2018.
Ikka has won several awards for his music, including the Best Rap Song award at the BritAsia Music Awards in 2019 for his song “Ezu” and the Best Urban Song award at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2020 for “Wanga Kaaliyan”. Even he has ability to fuse different genres of music, such as hip-hop, pop, and Punjabi folk music, into his songs. He remains one of the most popular and influential rappers in India today.
Badshah who’s real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia was born in New Delhi on 19 November 1985. Badshah started his career on 2006 with Yo Yo Honey Singh in his Hip Hop group Mafia Mundeer. Along with rapping, he is also a singer, film producer and businessman. He raps in Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi languages. Badshah has made many songs for Bollywood. Instead, most of the Bollywood songs which includes rapping is done by Badshah. Some of his most famous tracks are: Kala Chashma, Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai, Genda Phool, She Move It Like, DJ Waley Babu and many more.
Badshah has won several awards for his music, including the Filmfare Award for Best Music Album for the film “Khoobsurat” in 2015 and the Mirchi Music Award for Best Song of the Year for “Tareefan” in 2019. Badshah has collaborated with several international artists, including Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and Sean Paul, and has released several hit songs, including “Mercy,” “Paagal,” and “Genda Phool.”
Krsna who’s real name is Krishna Kaul was born in New Delhi on 4 October, 1987. He was one of the most earliest Indian rapper in the mid-2000s with the stage name Prozpekt. Krsna was also featured in 2019 Bollywood film Gully Boy as himself. As a result, he got known by a huge audience. And recently, a big controversy was created in between Emiway and Krsna which actually made Krsna more popular. And, this controversy may be a reason why he in in this Top 10 Indian Rappers List today.
Krsna has won several awards for his music, including the Best Independent Song award at the Radio City Freedom Awards in 2018 for his song “Vyanjan” and the Best Rap Song award at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2020 for “Seedhe Maut.” In addition to his music career, Krsna has also worked as an actor and has appeared in the film “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” in 2015.
Honey Singh who’s real name is Hirdesh Singh was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab on 15 March 1983. People believe that Honey Singh made the rapping industry popular in India. There is a song named, ‘Ise Kehte Hai Hip Hop‘ where Lil Golu said “Socho Honey Singh hi agar paida hua na hota
To phir music industry ka revolution hi nahi hota” in the song. Mostly his songs are label signed by T-Series or other or for Bollywood Honey Singh is one of the Legendary rappers in history of rapping industry.
Some of his most famous songs are: Blue Eyes, Love Dose, Lungi Dance, Chaar Botal Vodka, Brown Rang and a lot more. So, at the peak of his career he was suddenly lost for the industry. And after a break of 2 years he returned in the industry as Honey 2.0 with the song ‘Makhna’ which was a pure hit. And currently he launched his new version known as ‘Honey 3.0‘.
Dino James is an Indian rapper, singer, songwriter, and composer. He was born on November 12, 1991, in Ghoradongri, Madhya Pradesh, India. Growing up, Dino was deeply influenced by the music of Eminem, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre, and he began writing his own lyrics and rapping at a young age. Dino James started his career in music as a YouTuber, where he began uploading his original songs and covers. He gained recognition with his single “Losers Anthem,” which went viral on social media platforms. He followed this up with a string of successful singles, such as “Girlfriend,” “Dooriyan,” and “Yaadein,” which cemented his place in the Indian music industry.
Apart from his music career, Dino James has also worked as an actor and has appeared in films such as “Mudassar Aziz’s Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi” and “Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh.” Dino James has won several awards for his music, including the Radio City Freedom Award for Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2017 and the MTV Hustle Award for Best Lyricist in 2019. He continues to inspire his fans through his music and activism, using his platform to raise awareness about social issues.
Emiway Bantai, born Bilal Shaikh on November 13, 1995, is an Indian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He hails from Mumbai, India and gained popularity through his YouTube channel, which features his music videos and freestyle rap performances. Emiway Bantai began his music career in 2013 and gained mainstream recognition with his song “Aur Bantai” in 2014. He is known for his unique style of music that fuses traditional Indian music with modern hip-hop beats and has released several hit songs such as “Machayenge,” “Dhyan De,” and “Khatam Hue Waande.”
Apart from his music career, Emiway Bantai has also worked as an actor and has appeared in films such as “Bhavesh Joshi Superhero” and “Gully Boy.” Emiway Bantai has won several awards for his music, including the Best Hip-Hop Artist award at the MTV India Music Summit in 2018 and the Best Rap Song award at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2020 for “Dhyan De.”
Dilin Nair popularly known as Raftaar was born on November 16, 1988, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and raised in Delhi, India. He is an Indian rapper, singer, songwriter, and music composer. Raftaar began his music career as a member of the rap crew Mafia Mundeer in 2008. He gained popularity with his debut single “Swag Mera Desi” in 2013 and has since released several hit songs such as “Dilli Waali Baatcheet,” “Main Wahi Hoon,” and “Toh Aagaye Hum.” In addition to his music career, Raftaar has also worked as a judge on several reality TV shows, including “Dance India Dance” and “MTV Roadies.”
Raftaar’s music often blends traditional Indian music with modern hip-hop beats, and has been credited with bringing Indian rap to the forefront of the music scene. Raftaar has won several awards for his music, including the Best Urban Song award at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards in 2014 for “Swag Mera Desi” and the Best Music Video award at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2020 for “Naachne Ka Shaunq.”
Arpan Kumar Chandel, professionally known as King or King Rocco, is an Indian singer, rapper, and hip-hop artist. He was Born in New Delhi, on 10th October, 1997. He started his career with the television show MTV Hustle in 2019. In this show, he performed in front of Raftaar, Raja Kumari and Nucleya. Unfortunately he was not able to win the show but still he was more popular then the winner of the show.
Later, in 2022 king became the judge of the show, MTV Hustle 2.0 in which he was an contestant in the previous season. Also king create his own song on YouTube channel which has 6 million subscribers currently. Some of his most famous songs are tu aake dekhle, Maan meri jaan, Ghumshudaa, Tum saath rehna, etc.
MC Stan, also known as Altaf Shaikh, is an Indian rapper and songwriter best known for his Marathi slang raping. He was Born on November 30, 1992, in Pune, Maharashtra, India. MC Stan faced a big controversy with Emiway Bantai which gave him a boost in his career. He also have a YouTube channel with 8.6 million subscribers where he uploads his own rap video in marathi language.
Later, MC Stan was also seen as a contestant in India’s most trending reality show, Big Boss 16. People loved him so much that he became the winner of this show. after the show ended and when he returned back he was the most famous rapper and got a huge fanbase internationally.
Divine, whose real name is Vivian Fernandes, is an Indian rapper and actor known for his powerful and socially conscious lyrics. He was born on October 2, 1990, in Mumbai, India. He is the most famous Indian underground rapper and one of the earliest rapper in India. He made his acting debut in the Bollywood film “Gully Boy” in 2019, which was based on his own life and the rise of the underground rap scene in Mumbai.
Divine also have a YouTube channel with 6.7 million subscribers currently where he uploads his own music video. Some of his most famous music videos are Mere Gully Mein, Mirchi, 3:59 AM, Kaam 25, etc. Divine also believe that he made the Bollywood industry to come towards the Mumbai Basti (Jhopad – Patti). So, Divine is in No.1 position of this list top 10 Rappers in India
Hope you liked our Top 10 Rappers In India List. There are many more rappers who are really very good and are very famous. But, in between 2022 – 2023 these are the Top 10 Rappers In India in the basis of their name searches in google and YouTube. Make sure to comment down below that who is your current favorite rapper and let’s see if he is present in this list or not. Share this post with your friends and family. And feel free to contact us anytime – anywhere