Brodha V is an Indian rapper, songwriter and music producer. Brodha V is popular for making music that draws from his own personal experiences and is considered one of the fastest rappers in India. He can rap in English, Hindi and Kannada languages.
Brodha V was born as Vignesh Shivanand on Tuesday, 27 March 1990.age 32 years; by 2022) in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. He did his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore. He started rapping when he was in class 12th, but his family did not support him much due to his uncertain future. They wanted him to choose a secure career. They forced him to take up engineering, but he eventually dropped it. He holds a degree in Recording Arts and Digital Film Making from SAE. He is a classically trained singer and sings Hindustani music and devotional songs, which are based on ragas.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx): 60 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Body Measurements (Approx.): Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches
Brodha V belongs to a Tamil family.
parents and siblings
Brodha V was introduced by the song composed by Rap. AR Rahmani From the 1994 Tamil film ‘Kadhalan’ called ‘Pettai Rap’. This was the first film he saw in the theatre.
In his early years of rapping, Vignesh started participating frequently in ‘text battles’ on Orkut, which was a social networking service at the time. In 2008, he came to know about a forum ‘Insignia Rap Combat’ on Orkut, which was started by two Delhi-based rappers Speed Ice and D’Brassic. This helped him find a place to write Rap Battle. After gaining some popularity from the rap battles on Orkut, he started composing his own songs.
Band: Much With Attitude (MWA)
He founded the hip-hop group ‘Machas with Attitude’ (MWA) in 2008 with two other rappers Smokey the Ghost and Big Nick. In the song “Dhon Dheon” from the 2011 film ‘Mujhse Frandship Karoge’, she worked with Raghu Dixit and gave rap verses. group met Vishal Dadlani After winning the Radio City Freedom Award in 2013, and he offered her to work in the Bollywood film Chennai Express. They created the song “Ready Steady Po” for the film as a result of their collaboration, which helped them gain more fame in the music business. In 2013, the group disbanded to move forward with their solo career.
In 2011, he released his first mixtape titled ‘Death Punch’ as a solo artist. In 2012, he released his solo track, ‘On My Own’, featuring Avinash Bhat. In the same year, he released his second single track ‘Athma Ram’ which got 12 million views on YouTube. In 2013, she dropped another single, ‘After Party’, after which, she was signed by Sony Music India and released her single, ‘Aigiri Nandini’ under the music label in 2014, but in 2015 she did some Because the contract was terminated. Difference.
In 2010, featured in the song ‘Vanavilam’ from the Tamil film ‘Nil Gavani Sellathe’. In 2015, she worked with Anirudh Ravichander on the song ‘Shake That’ from the film ‘Kaki Sattai’. In 2018, he rapped in the song ‘Turn This Party Up’ from the Telugu film ‘Krishnarjuna Yudham’. She featured in the song ‘Padhe Padhe’ from the 2019 Telugu film ‘Jersey’. Some of his other famous songs are ‘Let Em Talk,’ ‘Way Too Easy,’ ‘Vaishnav Jaana To,’ ‘Flex,’ ‘Aaram,’ ‘Buya for Your City,’ and ‘All Divine’.
In 2015, he released a song, ‘Round Round’ in collaboration with singer Benny Dayal, and it was listed in Saavn’s Top 10 Tracks. In 2017, Brodha V and singer Sanjeev T collaborated with each other to spread awareness about congenital heart disease (CHD); He used real heartbeats donated by the public to create the song. In 2018, he released a song titled ‘Young and Restless’ in association with Spyker Jeans, India. In 2019, Brodha V collaborated with rapper Raftaar and released the song ‘Nachne Ka Shounk’. He rapped in the song in both English and Hindi languages. The song garnered 47 million views on YouTube, making the collaboration a success for them. In the same year, he collaborated with clothing brand Puma to promote hip-hop in India. In 2019, he released the song ‘Vanko’, featuring a musical duo, Jordanian; The song did well and garnered over 20 million views on YouTube.
Along with novelist, filmmaker, and businessman Varun Aggarwal, stand-up comedians Sanjay Manaktala and Sumukhi Suresh and others, Brodha V composed the music for “Anu Aunty – The Engineering Anthem”, a rendition of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”. There was a parody, which quickly gained popularity on social media. He has also composed music for anthems and jingles.
Awards & Nominations
- Won Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist for the song ‘Indian Flava’ at the Radio City Freedom Awards (2013).
- Nominated for Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist for the song ‘After Party’ at the Radio City Freedom Awards (2014)
- Nominated for Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist for the song ‘Aigiri Nandini’ at Radio City Freedom Awards (2015)
- Nominated for Best Music Debut Non-Film for the song ‘Aigiri Nandini’ at the Global Indian Music Academy Awards (2015)
- Won the Renault Free the Music Award for contribution to independent music (2015)
- Nominated for Best Indie Collaboration of the Year for the song ‘Round Round’ at the Radio City Music Awards (2016)
- Won Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Jury Award) for the song ‘Let ‘Em Talk’ at the Radio City Music Awards (2018).
- Won Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Jury Award) for the song ‘Way Too Easy’ at the Radio City Music Awards (2018).
- Rappers(s): eminem, 2pac, rakim, nas, jay-z, wu-tang clan
- music producer: Timbaland
Facts / Trivia
- In an interview, he revealed that his stage name, Brodha V, is composed of two elements, the first element Brodha meaning brotherhood, and the second element V being an initial of his original name Vignesh.
- The music of his songs is based on mixing hip hop music with Indian folk, Carnatic and Hindustani elements.
- According to Rolling Stone India, he is part of the “elite of hip-hop”.
- StoryPic, a social news and media company, called him “one of the best rappers in the country”.
- In 2016, he was listed among the top 10 underappreciated Indian hip-hop musicians by ScoopWhoop.
- The 2019 film ‘Gully Boy’ was based on the life story of two Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy. Devine says Brodha V is an inspiration to him, and is one of the reasons why he came out and became a rapper. Brodha V also appeared as himself in the film.
- In 2014, Brodha V organized the first Indian Rap Cyber in Bengaluru to encourage hip-hop in India.
- Brodha V has also performed at the Music Matters Festival in Singapore in 2018.
- he a. wants to rap in a song Rajinikanth The film and also wants Rajinikanth to rap in one of his songs.
- Her worst nightmare is to lose her voice or her hearing.
- In 2014, Micromax, an Indian consumer electronics company, released a song titled ‘Rubaru – Micromax Unite Anthem’, which featured Broda V along with other music artists including Raghu Dixit, Benny Dayal. Neeti Mohaneven more.
- The news headline he would like to see about himself is, “Brodha V wins Grammy for Best Rap Album.”
- He has faced a lot of criticism as he majorly raps in the English language, and has been trolled several times on social media for not singing a song in Hindi. He wrote a few posts on social media telling the haters that Hindi is not our national language, and he comes from Bangalore in South India where very few people speak Hindi. He speaks Kannada, Tamil, English and a little Hindi, so his Hindi is not good. Music is universal and is something that unites people of all classes, castes and nationalities.
- When asked about the one thing that can always be found in his bedroom, he replied,
My entire studio set up. I get a lot of my thoughts while I sleep. That’s why I keep my Mac, my MIDI keyboard, and my microphone nearby at all times.
- In an interview, when asked whether he has to choose any one social issue to rap, he said,
Classism, casteism, discrimination. As an indie rapper from South India who doesn’t rap in Hindi, I am very prejudiced when it comes to media, press, radio and TV channels. I can only imagine what others will be doing in this country when they are denied education, employment, respect and the right to worship and eat whatever they want. I want everyone to be treated equally.”
- In an interview, he shared, remembering his days of struggle,
It was very difficult for me to earn money and get shows for most of my career. We didn’t even have proper contracts for the projects we did earlier. It was just a word of mouth and people used to pay us only when they liked us. It was also very difficult to go to a college festival and convince the organizers to give us 15-30 minutes. It is only in the last four-five years that people have started accepting rap music. The struggle is not over, because now there are new conflicts, which are on a large scale.”
- In 2018, he released a solo track titled ‘Shook Ones – Freestyle’, in which he mentioned the disparity that is faced by North-East and South Indian artists and artists who plagiarize the work of other artists. In an interview he said,
Most of the rappers and musicians celebrated are from North India, and are Hindi-speaking artists. We are prone to show that India has it all in terms of its rap culture. But this is not true. There are artists from North-East and South India who are better. His gigs have usually sold out, even though he has performed in other languages. They also need to be in the limelight.”