#ELLEPlaylist: Here's what 'Gully Boy' Divine is currently listening to - Elle India

#ELLEPlaylist: Here’s what ‘Gully Boy’ Divine is currently listening to

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BY ELLE team | March 25th, 2019

In the early 2010s, long before Gully Boy, Divine (Vivian Fernandes) was spitting rhymes and honing his craft in an Andheri slum. He was part of a small underground community building a hip-hop scene in regional languages in a country that had so far only seen mainstream English/Punjabi rap. Divine’s rap is all about his identity, city and struggles, and his honest lyrics struck a chord with audiences. Cut to: 2019. The Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer brought Indian hip-hop into the mainstream. Ranveer’s character, Murad, was inspired by Divine and fellow rapper Naezy’s journeys. And thanks to the movie’s phenomenal success, desi hip-hop is now cool.

In this week’s edition of #ELLEPlaylist, in collaboration with Apple Music, the scene’s OG rapper, Divine, tells us which songs he’s listening to on loop:

1. Going Bad – Meek Mill, Drake

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2. What’s Free – Meek Mill, Jay Z, Rick Ross

3. Thotiana – Blueface

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4. Boasty (feat. Idris Elba)  – Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul 

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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

5. Smoke – Shah Rule, D’Evil, Dee MC

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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

6. Galtiyaan (feat. Sledge, Saifan, Frenzy & Sammohit) – Aavrutti

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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

7. Hussle & Motivate – Nipsey Hustle

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8. Die Young – Roddy Ricch

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9. Sher Aaya Sher – DIVINE & Major C

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10. Azadi – DIVINE, Dub Sharma 

Featured photograph: Instagram