Raftaar (rapper)

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Raftaar
Raftaar (Rapper) In a Studio.jpg
Raftaar recording a song.
Born
Dilin Nair

Occupation
  • Rapper
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Music composer
  • Dancer
Years active2009—present
Spouse(s)
Komal Vohra (m. 2016)
Musical career
Genres
LabelsMuzik ONE Records, Zee Music Company , AK Projekts

Dilin Nair is a rapper better known by his stage name Raftaar, stylised RAFTAAR. He was formerly a member of the urban music group Mafia Mundeer, formed by Yo Yo Honey Singh. After leaving the group, he signed to perform on three records of the Punjabi band RDB. In 2013 he released his debut mixtape WTF Mixtape. After the spilt of RDB, he started working with [Manj Musik] of RDB and also started his solo career. He won a Brit Asia Award for "Swag Mera Desi" as the Best Urban Song Of The Year" in 2014.

Career[edit]

Raftaar released his debut mixtape WTF- Witness The Future in 2013.

The line "Ab yeh karke dikhao" from his song "Swag Mera Desi" was to Mock Yo Yo Honey Singh. "Ab yeh karke dikhao" was already used in Yo Yo Honey Singh's song "Party With The Bhoothnath", which led to a dispute between the two rappers.[1] Swag Mera Desi" won Best Urban Song at the Britasia Music Awards in 2014.[2]

In 2017 Raftaar debuted in the Bengali music industry through the film One which featured singer Vishal Dadlani and Raftaar.[3] He also produced and rapped a song for the Chaamp soundtrack.[4]

IN Spet 2018 he won Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award.

In Oct-Nov 2018 he was involved in another dispute with rapper Emiway Bantai. This started when Emiway published a 'Diss-Track' "Samajh Mein Aaya Kya" and alleged Raftaar and Divine (rapper) for disrespecting him. This let to a series of Diss-Tracks, from "Sheikh Chilli" (Raftaar), "Giraftaar"(Emiway), "Awein Hai"(Raftaar) and "Khatam"(Emiway).

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • WTF Mixtape: Vol 1 (2013)
  • Zero To Infinity (2018)[5]
Zero To Infinity (2018)[5]
Track No. Track Artist Notes
1 Baby Marvake Manegi Raftaar Blackout
2 Saare Karo Dab Raftaar, Sonu Kakkar and Muhfaad Raftaar
3 Gaddi Raftaar and Deep Kalsi Deep Kalsi
4 Gall Goriye Raftaar ft. Maninder Buttar Raftaar
5 Jean Teri Raftaar, Jazz Dhami, Deep kalsi Deep Kalsi
6 Lonely Raftaar Raftaar
7 Mundeyadi Maut Raftaar ft. Yunan Raftaar
8 Woh Chhori Raftaar ft. Jyotica Tangri Raftaar

Singles and collaborations[edit]

Year Track Artist Music Director Notes
2012 Majnu Deep Money Ft. Raftaar The Titans
2013 You Dont Know Me[6] Raftaar Raftaar From - WTF Mixtape:Vol 1
2013 Thappad[7] Raftaar Send It Up (Kanye West) From - WTF Mixtape:Vol 1
2014 Swag Mera Desi[8] Raftaar, Manj Musik Manj Musik Panasonic Mobile MTV Spoken Word
2014 Happy Single[9] B.I.G Dhillon and Raftaar Raftaar
2014 Sniper[10] Sukhe and Raftaar Sukhe
2014 FU - (For You)[11] Raftaar 8 Mile (Bootleg) From - WTF Mixtape:Vol 1
2014 BBM Nindy Kaur and Raftaar Three Records
2014 Gal Mitro Nindy Kaur and Raftaar Three Records
2015 All Black Sukhe and Raftaar Sukhe and Raftaar
2015 Desi Hip Hop Manj Musik, Raxstar, Roach Killa, Humble The Poet, Badshah, BIG Dhillon, Sarb Smooth & Raftaar Manj Musik Panasonic Mobile MTV Spoken Word
2015 Stand Up[12] Manj Musik, Big Dhillon & Raftaar Manj Musik, O2 & SRK Panasonic Mobile MTV Spoken Word
2015 Mombatiye Zohaib Amjad, Raftaar & Manj Musik Manj Musik
2015 Allah Veh Manj Musik, Raftaar & Jashan Singh Manj Musik & Sunny Brown
2015 Billo Hai Sahara, Manj Musik & Raftaar Manj Musik
2016 Nazar Battu Anthem Nazar Battu, Abhi Payla & Raftaar D Chandu[13]
2016 Chandigarh Rehn Waaliye Jenny Johal, Raftaar & Bunty Bains Desi Crew
2016 TVF's CUTE Vol. 1 Raftaar Raftaar Vodafone Promotional
2016 Lak Hilaade Manj Musik, Amy Jackson & Raftaar Manj Musik, O2 & SRK
2016 Do Hazaar Solo Raftaar Raftaar Introductory for Zero To Infinity Album
2016 Saroor Resham Singh Anmol and Raftaar Desi Crew
2016 Instagram Love Raftaar and Kappie Raftaar Vodafone Promotional
2017 Mera Highway Star Tulsi Kumar and Raftaar Sanjay Rajee
2017 Can't Stop The Party[14] Noopsta, Raftaar & Humble The Poet Manj Musik
2017 Baby Marvake Maanegi Raftaar Blackout
2017 Tere Wargi Nai Ae Raftaar Raftaar
2018 Sheikh Chilli[15] Raftaar Raftaar & Instine Diss Track
2018 AWEIN HAI Raftaar Frisk Diss Track
2018 Ready For My Vyah[16] Deep Kalsi, Akriti Kakar and Raftaar Deep Kalsi Shaadi Anthem

Films[edit]

Year Film(s) Song(s) Composer(s) Lyrics(s) Co-singer(s) Notes
2013 Bullet Raja "Tamanchey Pe Disco" RDB, Manj Musik Raftaar Nindy Kaur, Manj Musik, RDB Hindi film
2014 Heropanti "Whistle Baja" Manj Musik, Laxmikant Pyarelal Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur
"The Puppy Song" Manj Musik Manj Musik
Fugly "Dhup Chik" Raftaar Badshah, Aastha Gill
Dr. Cabbie "Dal Makhni" Manj Musik Manj Musik, Raftaar Manj Musik
2015 Gabbar is Back "Warna Gabbar Aa Jayega" Manj Musik, Raftaar, Big Dhillon
Singh Is Bliing "Singh and Kaur" Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur, Raftaar, Big Dhillon Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur
2016 Baaghi "Let's Talk About Love" Raftaar, Shabbir Khan Neha Kakkar
A Flying Jatt "A Flying Jatt Title Track" Sachin-Jigar Vayu, Raftaar Mansheel Gujral, Tanishkaa
Dishoom "Toh Dishoom" Pritam Mayur Puri Shahid Mallya
Dangal "Dhaakad" Amitabh Bhattacharya
Beiimaan Love "Mar Gaye" Manj Musik Raftaar Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur
Tum Bin II "Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin" Ankit Tiwari Manoj Muntashir Hardy Sandhu, Neha Kakkar
2017 One "One (Title Track)" Arindam Chatterjee Prosen Vishal Dadlani Bengali film
Chaamp "Dekho Dekho Chaamp" Raftaar Dev
Kaabil "Haseeno Ka Deewana" (Remake) Gourov-Roshin, Rajesh Roshan Kumaar, Anjaan Payal Dev Hindi film
Commando 2 "Hare Krishna Hare Ram" (Remake) Gourov-Roshin, Pritam Kumaar Armaan Malik, Ritika
Jolly LLB 2 "Go Pagal" Manj Musik, Nilesh Patel Manj Musik, Raftaar Nindy Kaur
Raabta "Sadda Move" Pritam Amitabh Bhattacharya, Irshad Kamil Diljit Dosanjh, Pradeep Singh Sran
Behen Hogi Teri "Jaanu" (Remake) Rishi Rich, R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi, Raftaar Juggy D, Shivi
A Gentleman "Bandook Meri Laila" Sachin-Jigar Vayu Ash King, Sachin-Jigar, Sidharth Malhotra
The Final Exit "Dum Maro Dum Maro" Amjad-Nadeem Amjad-Nadeem, Raftaar Neha Kakkar, Yasser Desai
Lucknow Central "Teen Kabootar" Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar, Raftaar Mohit Chauhan, Divya Kumar
Fukrey Returns "Mehbooba" (Remake) Prem-Hardeep Kumaar Neha Kakkar, Yasser Desai, Mohammed Rafi
"Tu Mera Bhai Nahi Hai" Sumeet-Bellary Satya Khare, Raftaar Gandharv Sachdev
Tiger Zinda Hai "Zinda Hai" Vishal-Shekhar, Julius Packiam Irshad Kamil Sukhwinder Singh
2018 Manto "Mantoiyat" Raftaar Raftaar, Saadat Hasan Manto Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Andhadhun "Andhadhun Title Track" Raftaar, Girish Nakod
Bhaiaji Superhit "Naam Hai Bhaiaji" Sanjeev-Darshan, Neerraj Pathak Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Neerraj Pathak Amit Mishra
"Om Namah Shivay" Raghav Sachar Shabbir Ahmed Sukhwinder Singh, Raghav Sachar, Akanksha Sharma

Television[edit]

Year Shows Channel Role Notes
2018 Roadies Xtreme MTV Gang Leader Reality Show
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! & TV Singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yo Yo caught in a fresh controversy with Punjabi rapper Raftaar". intoday.in. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Raftaar to headline Bollyboom". radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Vishal Dadlani and Raftaar sing title track of Bengali film 'One'". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Dev, Rukmini and Raftaar go clubbing with t2". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Rapper Raftaar dedicates Zero to Infinity' world tour to his fans'". The Times of India. IANS. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  6. ^ Raftaar (2013-08-09), You Dont Know Me | Raftaar | WTF MixTape | Vol 1, retrieved 2018-11-22
  7. ^ Raftaar (2013-11-10), Thappad | Full Video | Raftaar | WTF Mixtape | Vol 1, retrieved 2018-11-22
  8. ^ Raftaar (2014-06-22), Raftaar - Panasonic Mobile MTV Spoken Word presents Swag Mera Desi feat Manj Musik, retrieved 2018-11-22
  9. ^ Speed Records (2014-08-08), Happy Single | B.I.G Dhillon Feat.Raftaar | Latest Punjabi Songs, retrieved 2018-11-22
  10. ^ Speed Records (2014-11-15), Sniper | Muzical Doctorz Sukhe Feat Raftaar | Latest Punjabi Song 2014 | Speed Records, retrieved 2018-11-22
  11. ^ Raftaar (2014-12-16), FU - (For You) | Full Lyrical Video | Raftaar | WTF MixTape | Vol 1, retrieved 2018-11-22
  12. ^ MUZIK ONE RECORDS (2015-04-16), Stand Up | Panasonic Mobile MTV Spoken Word | Manj Musik | Raftaar | BIG Dhillon & O2&SRK, retrieved 2018-11-22
  13. ^ Ankit Pal. "Iss Faadu Song Ko As Ringtone Lagaoge Toh Kisi Ki Nazar Nahi Lagegi". Smile Karo. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  14. ^ "11-Year-Old Noopsta Is A New Star In The Making!". desihiphop.com. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  15. ^ Raftaar (2018-10-26), SHEIKH CHILLI | RAFTAAR ( YEH DISS GAANA NAHI HAI ), retrieved 2018-11-22
  16. ^ Raftaar (2018-12-01), Ready For My Vyah (Shaadi Anthem) | Raftaar | Deep Kalsi | Akriti Kakar | Ft. Sonia Mann, retrieved 2018-12-01