Watch The Latest Mini-Doc From Vice “The Birth of Gully Rap: Inside India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene”
Written by IMN on 20 Jul 2019
Rap in India went from derivative to original over the last years. It got co-opted quickly and hit the mainstream without much warning.
Mumbai rap, also known as gully rap, saw an even sharper rise. Eventually it would breakthrough into the realm of Bollywood.
With first generation crews like Mumbai’s Finest grinding it out, to names as DIVINE and Naezy popularizing the genre in recent years, and actor Ranveer Singh portraying a rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s next big Bollywood release – gully rap is here to stay. This documentary is the story of that journey and available to watch in full below: