Get Ready for More ‘Asli’ Hip-Hop From Rapper Emiway Bantai

Get Ready for More ‘Asli’ Hip-Hop From Rapper Emiway Bantai

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Mumbai rapper Bilal Shaikh, better known as Emiway Bantai, is set to collaborate with teen sensation Celina Sharma for his upcoming track ‘Lean On’. The 23-year-old released his debut single in 2013 and catapulted to fame mostly through social media with tracks such as ‘Machayenge’ and ‘Samajh Mein Aaya Kya’.

17-year-old Indian-Australian singer Celina Sharma began singing at very young age, performing numbers from High School Musical for her friends and family while at preschool. As a teenager, she began sharing covers on TikTok and over time amassed over 40 thousand followers worldwide on the platform as well as scored a record deal with Virgin EMI.

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Read on for excerpts from The Quint’s conversation with Emiway and Celina.

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Celina, you are from Australia and now you are in India. What does it feel like?

I mean, I love India, my family is here. I definitely love it. So different, so much culture... I love it!

Emiway, tell us something about the song.

The song is called ‘Lean On’ and it’s coming out next month on 27 August. So, this is something new. It’s a completely English song and there is a small bit of Hindi rap in the song. Just like how it’s done in Hindi songs. There’s a continuous song, then there is a rap but this time it’s like something new.

Celina what can you tell us about the song?

Yeah, I mean as Emiway said, it’s going to be something different. It’s basically a pop record and has like an Indian vibe to it and I think it’s something that the world hasn’t seen before, which I am really excited about.

Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Cameraman: Sanjoy Deb
Assistant Cameraman: Gautam Sharma
Producer: Bilal Jaleel

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