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Kashmir’s Shopian Village Gets Its Gully Boy In Budding Rapper Saquib Aijaz

After movies like Gully boy and stars like Badshah and Raftaar getting mainstream limelight, rap has become very popular among millennials since it gives a voice to the unspoken feelings of the generation. This time rap music has found an outlet in Kashmir. The Muslim-dominated valley, tucked in the Himalayas, might not seem the most… Continue reading Kashmir’s Shopian Village Gets Its Gully Boy In Budding Rapper Saquib Aijaz

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After movies like Gully boy and stars like Badshah and Raftaar getting mainstream limelight, rap has become very popular among millennials since it gives a voice to the unspoken feelings of the generation. This time rap music has found an outlet in Kashmir. The Muslim-dominated valley, tucked in the Himalayas, might not seem the most likely venue for this music, but Saqib Ajaz found a way to do something constructive amid the fear of batons and bullets in the region.

Taking inspiration from popular faces including Bohemia and Dino James, Saqib Ajaz has become a budding star of the Shopian Village. Penning down his thoughts and combining it with rhythmic sounds has been his ambition since early age. A young boy who belongs from Kashmir is a budding rapper who not only sings but also writes his songs.

In a bid to fulfill his passion for music and showcase his talent to the world, he started a YouTube channel with a name’ Saqib.X’. The 17-year-old is presently pursuing a diploma in Operation Theatre Technology and is currently in the second year of his course. The young rapper believes that Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions gave him a lot of time to enhance his skills and write his songs. Ajaz dreams to perform in Bollywood one day.

According to him a writer needs a vibe and a rapper needs a beat to come out with the best output. Through his songs Saqib has spread awareness about Covid-19 and the growing drug addiction in Kashmir.