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Popular Rapper Divine To Perform In Bharat Jodo Concert At Indore

Divine Bharat Jodo

The Congress on Saturday took to social media to inform that popular Indian rapper Divine (Vivian Fernandes) will perform at a concert organised during Bharat Jodo Yatra at Indore on Sunday, November 27.

The Congress’ official Twitter handle, tweeting a poster of the concert, wrote: “He introduced Gully rap to the world, now he’s joined our efforts to amplify the message of love and unity. Catch India’s hip-hop talent Divine, along with MC altaf & DJ Proof live on 27th November in Indore. Stay fearless, fight for the truth. #BharatJodoYatra ”

Divine’s own venture- Gully Gang- also confirmed that the artist will be performing at the Bharat Jodo Concert in Indore.

Popular hiphop artist MC Altaf and DJ Proof will also perform for the concert. The concert is organised at Chiman Bagh in Indore and registration for the same could be done on Bookmyshow and Insider.com. The tickets for the concert are free. The poster says that gates for concert will be opened up at 6 PM and entry will be allowed on “first come first served basis”.

Divine is an Indian¬†rapper¬†from¬†Mumbai, Maharashtra. He started to gain popularity after the release of his song¬†“Yeh Mera Bombay”¬†(2013). He broke through with the release of his song¬†“Mere Gully Mein”¬†(2019) featuring fellow Mumbai rapper¬†Naezy. On 12 December 2020, Divine became the first Indian rapper to be featured on¬†Spotify¬†Times Square¬†billboard in¬†New York City¬†for his album¬†“Punya Paap”¬†(2020), which had claimed the top spot on¬†Apple Music India. He made his debut at the¬†64th Annual Grammy Awards in 2022 becoming the first Indian hip-hop star to attend the Grammys. He is well known to represent street life of¬†Mumbai.

Apart from contributing to many mainstream Bollywood movies, Divine most notably contributed to the soundtrack of Gully Boy by Zoya Akhtar, a 2019 film inspired by the lives of Naezy and himself, with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Divine and Naezy both helped as consultants to get an authentic representation of hip hop culture for the film.

 

 

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