Hindi rapper DIVINE’s debut is one of the most anticipated non-film music albums in recent times. As the inaugural release from new hip-hop label Mass Appeal India, Kohinoor plays like a series of singles. That’s no wonder-he built his career putting out hit after hit song. In other words: it’s all killer, no filler.
“‘Kohinoor’ means mountain of light and I thought that with hip-hop being in the limelight right now, it was the right name for my album,” DIVINE, who was born Vivian Fernandes, tells Apple Music. From the hard-hitting title track to love-song-with-a-difference “Chal Bombay”, he believes the collection gives fans “a flavour of everything I can do”. Below, he takes us through the making of the album’s seven tunes.
2 Wallah (feat. Shah Rule)
3 Gandhi Money
4 Nas Interlude (Skit)
5 Vibe Hai (feat. Aavrutti, D'Evil & Shah Rule)
6 Chal Bombay
7 Remand (feat. Dave East)
8 Too Hype (feat. Sid Sriram & Sanjoy)