'One Of My Most Favourite Artists Of All Time': 'Gully Boy' Star Ranveer Singh On Eminem, Reveals Other Hip-hop Influences

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With the trailer and a couple of songs from Ranveer Singh's 'Gully Boy' already out, the one popular opinion on social media is that the actor is also an amazing rapper. While most have been fawning over his skills and versatility as a performer, many don't know that the actor's love for rap goes back to his childhood days. 

Written By H Shivkumar | Mumbai | Updated On:

With the trailer and a couple of songs from Ranveer Singh's 'Gully Boy' already out, the one popular opinion on social media is that the actor is also an amazing rapper. While most have been fawning over his skills and versatility as a performer, many don't know that the actor's love for rap goes back to his childhood days. 

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Talking about the same, he said, "Rap used to naturally excite me. I think it was 3rd/4th standard when I first got into hip hop. I loved listening to Snoop Dog, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G growing up and I have been into that kind of music ever since. I used to watch a lot of MTV and that’s where I first experienced it. There is a cousin of mine who migrated to the US and whenever he used to come down for summer holidays used to bring this music and we used to sit and hear it all the time." 

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However, when it comes to choosing favourites, he immediately said the names of legendary rappers Tupac Shakur and Eminem aka Marshall Mathers III. "I think Tupac’s ‘All Eyez on Me’ was the first album that I had mugged up. And of course, when Eminem made this debut with ‘My name is’ he completely blew my mind. I very closely followed his music and he became one of my most favourite artists of all time."

Talking about his new-found success as a hip-hop artist, Ranveer disclosed that, “Hip-hop is something that’s very alive inside me and always has been ever since I was a kid. I have a natural affinity and inclination towards it and I was thrilled to be in Zoya’s film because I had always wanted to do such a film.” With such passion for hip-hop, it is no surprise that the actor actually sang four songs for the film and that his rapping skills have become the talk of the town. The film is all set to release on February 14th, 2019. 

 

 

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