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Won’t share song credit with other singers: Sukhe

Rapper Sukhe, known for his song Jaguar, explains why he will never allow anyone to feature his song for a film without him in it. Also, he defends his lyrics, saying he doesn’t commodify women.

music Updated: Mar 12, 2016 10:50 IST
Anjali Thakur
Anjali Thakur
Hndustan Times
Rapper Sukhdeep Singh,Rapper Sukhe,Jaguar song sukhe
Popular Punjabi rapper Sukhe believes rap is poetry with a flow.(WASEEM GASHROO/HT)

Punjabi singer rapper Sukhdeep Singh aka Sukhe, who became popular with his hit song, Jaguar, says he won’t associate himself with a Bollywood song unless he gets featured in its video as well.

“If I get a chance to feature my song in a film, agar mujhe sirf credits milenge toh main nahi karunga. I want to be part of that video as well. Since I have composed it, I would like to be featured in it. Also, I am not okay with sharing credits with any other singer.”

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Pop singer Malkit Singh had recently said that Punjabi songs in Bollywood are repetitive and that rap portions in these songs make no sense. Talking about the same, Sukhe says, “Inhe pata hi nahi rap hota kya hai. Rap ko aap English keh hi nahi sakte... rap is poetry with a flow. Agar achha nahi hota toh woh gaana hit nahi hota. Achha hai tabhi toh itna hit hai... bas itni si hi baat hai.”

Watch Sukhe’s jaguar here:

While some recent songs by Punjabi singers have been criticised as people feel the lyrics of these numbers commodify women, Sukhe wants to steer clear of the controversy.

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About the lyrics of Jaguar - Kudi kehndi baby pehla jaguar le lao/Fer jinna marji pyaar le lao - he says, “I’m not commodifying anyone. It’s just a song and I have no intention of hurting anyone’s feelings in this matter. Galat ladka aur ladki dono ho sakte hai... maine yeh toh nahi kaha ki ladki hi aisa karti hai... boys can be equally at fault.”

He adds, “When we write a song, we know that this particular word or sentence won’t click with the audience.

Humare gaanon mein vulgarity nahi hoti... kaafi baar double meaning baatein ho jaati hain. Humara main focus hi college crowd hai, wahan toh yeh sab chalta hai!”

First Published: Mar 12, 2016 10:49 IST