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There's space for regional hip-hop, says Raftaar

Rapper Raftaar says Hindi rappers are not frowned upon anymore and that the next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalization.

There's space for regional hip-hop, says Raftaar

New Delhi: Rapper Raftaar says Hindi rappers are not frowned upon anymore and that the next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalization.

Asked if he feels Hindi rappers are still frowned upon in the country, Raftaar told IANS: "Not at all. The next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalization. There is space for Marathi, Tamil and Punjabi hip-hop."

The rapper, whose real name is Dilin Nair, is a Malayali. He has rapped lines for songs like "All black", "Dhup chik" and "Toh dishoom".

Raftaar is currently busy judging shows, including "MTV Hustle", which provides a platform to budding rappers.