Rapper Raftaar is a renowned Indian musician who released his first album in 2018. Besides his shiny-bright career as a singer/rapper, Raftaar is currently shooting for MTV Roadies along with Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula and Ranvijay Singh.
In a recent interview, Raftaar talked about his on-going diss-war with rapper Emiway which started with his 2018 hit album, Zero to Infinity. While talking about his unending energy and life, Dhup Chik singer said: "I have always been a hyper-energetic. My real name is Dilin Nair. Being a Malayali, I had to learn Punjabi and Haryanvi to be able to jump into the music scene. If I would have done it in Malayalam, no one would have known who Raftaar is. I do rap and speak in Malayalam but only to save my life as my vocabulary in the language is not as good as it is in Hindi. I was always believed that instead of complaining about anything, I should change things and that motivates me."
When asked about his relationship with Simmba actor Ranveer Singh, Raftaar said: "We have always been friends. I met him for the first time at a private show we were doing. He walked up to me and said, “Bro, I love you”. I also said, “Bro, I also love you, your work”. I am really glad to meet him. If a person like him says this to me, it really inspires me in life."
While talking about the diss that he made on rapper Emiway in 'Zero to Infinity', Raftaar said: "This is called a diss-war in hip hop in which you rap against each other. That’s what rappers do; we are poets. Imagine there was a problem between him and me and we go out on the streets and start fighting. That would have been savage. We are poets and used words instead. I was the mature guy, a grown-up person and had a lot of limitations. I couldn’t say a lot of things as I am elder to him and have to see things differently. I kept explaining things to him and he continued being arrogant. It gave him a boost. If he denies that, it’s different, no one knew his name. For me, anybody who is talented can make a name even if it is because of a fight with me, its fair. That’s how God has planned it."
On relationship with Makhna singer/rapper Honey Singh, Dilin Nair said: "I recently met him on a flight and we greeted each other. My wife was with me and we all were fine and jolly. I realised we have crossed that gap, it’s been so long now. I have made a name for myself. I don’t need to complain. Whatever has come my way, God has given me. I was fighting when I was 23 and now I am 30."
On a related note, Raftaar's recent hit rap song, 'Baby Marvake Maanegi' has become a popular club-song these days. Along with Punjabi and Hindi, Raftaar has also rapped with Haryanvi singers.
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