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#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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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

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

3. Thotiana – Blueface

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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

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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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

9. Sher Aaya Sher – DIVINE & Major C

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Photo courtesy: Apple Music

10. Azadi – DIVINE, Dub Sharma 

Featured photograph: Instagram