Let us talk about one of the most popular Indian rap artists. Oh, should I say he was popular? Let's read the rise and fall of yo yo honey Singh
It is the Indian rapper Yo yo Honey Singh. Yo-yo Honey Singh made a successful comeback in the music industry, and he is now the most recognized and expensive music director in the world. He is not a hip-hop rapper from the underground. He is a pop hip-hop musician who combines pop music and hip hop and performs his groves in front of a dancing audience.
Yo-Yo Honey Singh is widely regarded as an Indian music pioneer who popularized pop-rap music in the country. He is one of Bollywood's highest-paid musicians. According to one story, he was paid $7 million (US$97,000) for a Bollywood song from films such as Cocktail and Mastan. He is a well-known music director in the Bollywood industry.
His early life –
Honey Singh was born on March 15, 1983, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, to a regular Sikh household. He attended Guru Nanak Public School in New Delhi. Because of his love for music, the rapper flew to the United Kingdom to attend Trinity School, where he studied music. He traveled to Delhi after finishing his education in search of better professional possibilities.
His personal life –
On January 23, 2011, Honey Singh married his childhood girlfriend Shalini Talwar in a private ceremony. They both went to the same school in New Delhi and stayed in touch even after he migrated to the United Kingdom for higher education. When he returned, the two agreed to marry. The rapper met his wife for the first time on the Indian television show India's Raw Star.
THE RISE -
Honey Singh made his musical debut in the film industry in 2010 with the Punjabi film Punjaban, for which he also served as music director. The next year, he created music for his first Hindi film, Shakal Pe Mat Ja, as well as Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, a Punjabi film. Honey Singh made his acting debut in Mirza - The Untold Story in 2012 as a co-music director with Jatinder Singh Shah. In the same year, he was cast in the super-hit film Cocktail, alongside Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Diana Penty, to perform "Main Sharabi."
In 2013, he sang and created one of the year's most popular songs, "Lungi Dance," for the film Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Party on My Mind from Race 2 starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, and Jacqueline Fernandez was his other hit of the year. Honey Singh worked as one of the music composers for Yaariyan the following year and co-sung two songs in the film.
He performed ABCD with Benny Dayal and Shefali Alvares, as well as Sunny Sunny with Neha Kakkar. His other major blockbuster songs of the year included Chaar Botal Vodka in Ragini MMS 2 with Sunny Leone and Aata Majhi Satakli in Singham Returns with Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan. In 2015, the singer composed music for and performed the songs "Birthday Bash" in Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend and "Aankhon Aankhon" in Bhaag Johnny. Jhootha Kahin Ka is one of his 2019 releases.
Honey Singh is mostly a singer, rapper, and music producer, but he has also appeared in Punjabi and Bollywood films. In 2012, he made his acting debut in Mirza - The Untold Story, directed by Baljit Singh Deo, as Deesh, a crazed criminal. Despite the fact that his role was simply a cameo, he went on to win the PTC Film Award for Best Male Debut.
The next year, he played his first major part in Amit Prasher's comedy Punjabi film Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22. Honey Singh made his Bollywood acting debut in 2014 with the musical-thriller film The Xpose, which also starred Himesh Reshammiya, Zoya Afroz, and Sonali Raut. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box-office disappointment.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box-office disappointment. Honey Singh's 2016 release includes the Punjabi film Zorawar by Vinnil Markan, which is said to be one of the most expensive Punjabi films ever created.
The artist began his music career as an independent singer and composer, preferring to perform in Hindi and his home language Punjabi rather than English, and has created several unique compositions. He wrote Begani Nazar (2006), which was performed by fellow Punjabi rapper Badshah. In 2011, he released Lak 28 Kudi Da, a collaboration with Diljith Dosanjh. In the same year, he co-wrote the Chamak Challo remix and contributed vocals to the single with J-Star.
Honey Singh had a tremendously successful year in 2012, with hit singles such as High Heels, Break Up Party, Satan, and This Party Gettin' Hot. After suffering setbacks in 2013 and 2014, the singer returned with a bang, composing and singing Dheere Dheere, his interpretation of the classic 90s song. The song, which starred Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor, was a smash hit. Rise and Shine and Twerk Twerk are two of his 2016 hits. Street Dancer 3, directed by Remo D'Souza and Chhalaang, is one of his 2020 releases.
All the criticism about his lyrics –
Following the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, the lyrics to some of his songs depicting violence against women and rape positively sparked criticism. A first information report (FIR) was filed against Singh for his obscene lyrics, and a group of social activists launched an online petition demanding that his New Year's Eve performance at a Gurgaon hotel be canceled. Following the campaign, the hotel canceled Singh's New Year's concert. Singh claims he did not write the inflammatory lyrics.
Singh's song "Party All Night" from Akshay Kumar's flick Boss sparked outrage. The film's producers were forced to file a petition in the Delhi High Court, claiming that they had muted an alleged filthy term in Singh's song. The court heard a plea filed by lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar requesting a hold on the film, claiming that the song could not be released with such a foul term without the censor board's clearance. The petitioner had requested that the film's distribution be postponed until either the term or the song was removed from the picture.
His work has been noticed as a vulgar, misogynist, advocating violence against women, and having a negative influence on youngsters. There have been written responses to Singh, such as Annie Zaidi's "An Open Letter to Honey Singh" in January 2013, and Sandipan Sharma's "Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent" in July 2014.
He and singer Raftaar were at odds in 2014 over whether Raftaar should be given credit for the lyrics to the song "Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai."
Singh was known as the face of Punjabi pop in the late 2000s. His songs became Bollywood staples, frequently appearing as the main attraction in films such as Cocktail, Chennai Express, Khiladi 786, and Boss. Singh, on the other hand, has had his fair share of trolls, with many perceiving his work as a misogynist.
Honey Singh had once said how he had to face his demons due to bipolar disorder and alcoholism. Staying in the studio for 3 years, from 2016 to 2019, he has created about 35 songs and he has promised to release them soon.
Singh was out of the spotlight between 2016 and 2017. In the film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, he made a remarkable comeback with songs such as Dil Chori and Chhote chhote peg. After four years, he appeared in a music video for the tune Makhna.
The audience, on the other hand, had a love-hate connection with him. Some people perceive his songs to be disrespectful, misogynistic, and obscene, yet many of his followers find his style to be modern and energetic. Nonetheless, he has built a name for himself in the industry on his own and in a short period of time.
Where did he disappear?
All of Yo Yo's supporters continued to dance while he quietly vanished. Honey Singh vanished from the music industry after over a decade of making people dance to his music, which became a rage among the youth and was played at every other party. It was eventually revealed that he suffered from bipolar disorder and drinking, forcing him to remain anonymous. Meanwhile, other tournaments began to take over, with Badshaah being the most prominent.
His unexpected celebrity did not sit well with him. After gaining too much celebrity, the singer's life abruptly ended and he vanished from the entertainment industry. There was a notion that he was receiving therapy at a rehab center. According to reports, he became hooked on alcohol and drugs and was forced to enter a rehabilitation facility. However, he then revealed the real situation by stating that all of these rumors were incorrect.
He stated that he spent his entire time in the Noida house. In addition, he uttered something that shocked the entire country. He started to suffer from severe bipolar disorder. He had changed doctors four times in a year because the medications he was taking were not having the desired impact. His health had worsened as a result of his alcohol consumption, and he was terrified of even meeting new people. In an interview with the news media, he said, “Once a man falls sick, it’s not his decision to sit at home or not work. From 2017 onward, a lot is happening, and Inshaallah, sab kuchh badhiya rahe.” On the bright side, his family has been quite supportive. T Series owner Bhusan Kumar also encouraged him to continue composing music, which led to the creation of the song Dheere Dheere, which starred Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
In an interview with Times Of India, he said 'In that phase, I wrote 50-60 poems. They are like khuli Shayari, so I can't make them into songs. One night when I couldn't sleep despite popping sleeping pills, I wrote and composed a song called Rise and Shine, after seeing my mom break down. She is the only reason I am here today.' You can see his passion for music and his fans. Even while all the rumors were spreading, he preferred to spend time creating new music for his fans.
He once said that he was not scared of losing his stardom but of himself. He said he did not believe his family and didn’t understand himself. He struggled a lot with his disorder. And now he happily puts everything back and comes in front of his fans and performs for them.
Every human being behind the music videos is human and humans make mistakes. If the mistakes cross the limits then you as their fan or the audience have the complete right to stop listening to them and cancel them. Just by creating rumors, you cannot think about backlashing any artist. Your words will affect them more than you think it does. So, think before attacking them. Every artist is there in this position because of your support and love. Treat them well if they have been good.
Despite his bad past, he returned as music director for the film 'Behen HogiTeri.' We wish him the best of success and hope to see him back in action and rhyming like he used to; Yo Yo Honey Singh is much missed by his fans!
FAQ ON THE BLOG -
- What exactly is hip hop?
ANS - Hip hop can be called a cultural movement. It attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s. Although widely used interchangeably with rap music, the term hip-hop refers to a complex culture comprised of four elements: deejaying, or "turntabling"; rapping, also known as "MCing" or "rhyming"; graffiti painting, also known as "graf" or "writing"; and "B-boying," which encompasses hip-hop dance, style, and attitude, as well as the type of virile body language described by philosopher Cornel West.
- Which is Honey Singh’s famous song?
ANS - Singh topped the chart of trending videos of 2012. He earned two places on YouTube's list of top 10 trending videos of 2012. His song "Brown Rang" made it to the top spot. Yo Yo Honey Singh's 'Care Ni Karda' Becomes The Most Viewed Video In 24 Hours.
- How did hip hop start in India?
ANS - Underground rap has reached a tipping point in India, the world's second-most populous country. What began as an imitation of American hip-hop in the early 2000s has evolved into an original art form that is increasingly branching out into many styles and subgenres. The stage is set for creativity now that a solid foundation has been established.
This socio-political approach to hip-hop, known as gully rap (“gully” is Hindi for street or hood), emphasizes the honest representation of local populations. In the same vein, musicians frequently rap in their native language, which could be anything from Hindi to Punjabi to Tamil—India is home to over 20 languages and hundreds of dialects, each with its unique cadences and flow.
Hip-hop started with imitation rap in India – people rapping over existing beats and trying to be 50 cents in English. This is what most of them believe.
- What is the debut song of Honey Singh?
ANS - His debut song in Bollywood films was Shakal Pe Mat Ja, featuring Gagan Sidhu. Singh charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film Mastan.
- What is the latest song by Honey singh?
ANS - Saiyaan Ji released on January 2021