Rapper Divine, whose story inspired Zoya Akhtar to make Gully Boy, has released the title track of his upcoming debut album titled Kohinoor.
“Kohinoor” is the title track of the album shot in black and white in the locales of Mumbai. Featuring Divine, who is mostly on a run while rapping, talks of who and what he is and what he has done to reach the place he is at.
The rap track is also a salute to his friends who have stuck by him through thick and thin. “Kohinoor” is also an ode to his own journey, from how he made a mark in the music world with his hardwork, beginning in Mumbai streets to the film industry.
“‘Kohinoor’ is my personal story. It’s raw and honest. I never imagined that I would one day work alongside a legend like Nas (American rapper), but my success hasn’t made my past disappear. I am very proud of my roots, of growing up in the ‘naka’ and the beautiful video by Panini and JD shows that,” Divine said, quoted IANS.
The video, directed by Panini Priyesh Pandey and JD aka Joel D’souza has been produced by Gully Gang Entertainment.
Vivian Fernandes, better known by his stage name Divine, is a Mumbai based rapper. He released his first single “Yeh Mera Bombay” in 2013 which began to do rounds across the Hip-Hop circles in the country. He shot to fame with the release of his song “Mere Gully Mein” featuring fellow Mumbai rapper Naezy; after which filmmaker Zoya Akhtar also inspired from their work and lives made Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy.