Feud References and High-Octane Beats: Badshah's 'Gone Girl' Shakes the Scene
Renowned music mogul, entrepreneur, and Rapper, Badshah, has unveiled his scorching new single, 'Gone Girl,' featuring the melodious vocals of playback singer Payal Dev and starring the emerging Telugu actress Sakshi Vaidya in the music video.
As a prominent figure in India's hip-hop scene, Badshah is well-acquainted with the creation of anthems, and 'Gone Girl' is poised to carry on the tradition of his illustrious decade-long career, presenting a highly anticipated and authentic soundscape that pays homage to his classic old-school musical style.
A decade after bursting onto the Indian music scene with hedonistic hits like 'Paani Paani,' 'DJ Waale Babu,' 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai,' 'Genda Phool,' and 'Garmi,' Badshah is revisiting his quintessential musical approach, sampling the commercial sounds that propelled him to mainstream dominance. This fresh drop has us absolutely captivated, and we can't get enough.
For those unfamiliar with his recent work, the musical genius's previous releases, 'Retropanda' (2022) and '3 A.M. Sessions' (2023), marked a sharp departure from his usual foot-stomping club anthems as he embraced fresh formats and styles.
The online world is buzzing with excitement over the clever references to the longstanding rivalry between the Bollywood hitmaker and his former Mafia Mundeer bandmate, Honey Singh, as well as Emiway Bantai, in this certified dancefloor hit.
In this track, Badshah confidently delivers high-tempo verses, asserting his undisputed reign over the Indian hip-hop industry. He has indeed come a long way in revolutionizing the scene, while Honey Singh continues to struggle in delivering hits after his comeback a few years ago.
The scathing diss goes like this: "Listen up, let me speak less, read my actions; I'm sitting on top of the game, whoever tries to challenge, they come and get caught. The game isn't just cracking here, no hit tracks are happening. I changed the scene here, and some folks' comeback isn't happening at all... woo, Badshah is the name, my dear, she calls me that bad guy with love. Hey, I'm the boss of the game, baby, you're the only one who calls me daddy."
Earlier this month, Badshah candidly discussed the controversial 2012 split of Mafia Mundeer on the Raj Shamani podcast. He criticized Honey Singh's intentions as 'self-centered' for prioritizing his own solo growth at the expense of the band, leading band members like Raftaar, Ikka, Lil Golu, and himself to sign blank contracts.
Badshah also subtly responded to Emiway Bantai, who previously dissed him in his single 'King Of Indian Hip Hop,' where he rapped lines like 'Bad Boy also act like a good boy in front of me and he’s scared to take my name.'
- PTC PUNJABI