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Top 13 Punjabi Rappers to Celebrate: Unveiling the Best in the Genre

Updated: Aug 21

Welcome to our insightful compilation, "Top 13 Punjabi Rappers to Celebrate: Unveiling the Best in the Genre." Get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of Punjabi rap as we spotlight 13 remarkable artists who have left an indelible mark on the music landscape. Each rapper brings a unique flavor to the table - Join us in exploring their iconic tracks, where you can dive into their artistry through YouTube links below.


In the dynamic world of Desi Hip-Hop, one name stands out as the trailblazer who ignited the genre's journey in the Punjabi music landscape. Known as the "Pioneer of Desi Hip-Hop," Bohemia has carved his own niche by seamlessly blending Punjabi melodies with the rhythm of rap. One of his most popular tracks, "Kali Denali," not only showcased his exceptional lyrical prowess but also ushered in a new era of Punjabi rap.


Raftaar's energetic performances resonate with audiences, while his dynamic style effortlessly navigates the realms of rap. One of his standout tracks, "Dilli Waali Baatcheet," has struck a chord with fans worldwide, showcasing Raftaar's rapid-fire delivery and impeccable wordplay.

Honey Singh

Singh crafts infectious beats and lyrics that resonate with a global audience. His signature tunes and lyrics seamlessly ushered Punjabi rap into the mainstream spotlight. Singh's "Brown Rang," is an iconic track in his repertoire!

Badshah Badshah's global fusion has redefined the boundaries of Punjabi rap and contemporary music.. "DJ Waley Babu," one of his chart-topping creations, marked a turning point in his career as it resonated with listeners across continents, introducing them to his unique musical blend.

Sidhu Moose Wala Sidhu's raw lyrics have captured hearts by bringing to life the very essence of Punjabi experiences. Among his notable creations, "Warning Shots" stands out as a powerful anthem that brilliantly showcases his storytelling prowess. He passed away in May 2022.

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit's vibe resonates with every music enthusiast! Spanning from his inaugural release "Ishq Da Uda Adaa" in 2004 to emerging as an unmatched artist who held sway over the music landscape today, Diljit Dosanjh's journey is a testament to his skill, and achievement. His participation in the 2023 Coachella Music Festival in Southern California marked a momentous occasion for the global Punjabi community.

Wazir Patar

Punjabi rapper, composer, music producer, and lyricist, Patar has garnered widespread acclaim for his ability to blend genres. Drawing inspiration from his mentor, the late Punjabi music icon Sidhu Moose Wala, Patar's work pays homage to his legacy while forging a path of his own.


Allow us to introduce Parichay Modi, who goes by the moniker Pardhaan – a prominent figure in the realm of Hindi/Haryanvi rap originating from the vibrant state of Haryana, India. Pardhaan's musical expedition took flight in 2009 when he became an integral part of the dynamic hip-hop ensemble, Desi Beam. His journey to prominence gained momentum with a game-changing collaboration alongside the celebrated Punjabi rap icon Bohemia, culminating in the creation of the captivating track "Bandookaan."


Ankit Singh Patyal, known mostly by his stage name Ikka, is a versatile musician and rapper, hailing from the bustling streets of New Delhi. His distinct musical style found its way into multiple Bollywood films. From contributing tracks to movies like "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" to leaving an indelible mark on "Satyameva Jayate," Ikka's musical journey has seamlessly merged with the cinematic world.

Karan Aujla

Karan Aujla, recognized for his lyricism delves fearlessly into societal concerns and personal narratives. His music resonates with a gritty realism that connects deeply with listeners. A standout in his discography, the track "Don't Look," stands as a testament to his unique vocal flair.

Amrit Maan Amrit Maan, an Indian singer, songwriter, and actor released his debut track "Desi Da Drum" in 2015, followed by the impactful "Bambiha Bole" in 2020. Beyond music, Maan's influence extends to cinema, notably his debut film "Channa Mereya." Starting his career as a songwriter in 2014, he penned hits like "Jatt Fire Karda" for Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh. His songwriting success paved the way for his own musical endeavors, giving rise to notable tracks like "Kaali Camaro," "Bamb Jatt," and "Peg Di Washna."

Mankirt Aulakh

Recognized for his vibrant and traditional tracks, Mankirt consistently pays homage to Punjabi culture through his music. His energetic compositions resonate with a sense of cultural pride, captivating audiences near and far. Among his notable works, the viral sensation "Badnam" stands out as a defining hit.

AP Dhillon

Born in India and now residing in Canada, this versatile artist is recognized for his roles as a singer, rapper, and record producer, particularly in the Punjabi music scene. His musical accomplishments include five singles that have achieved high recognition on the Official Charts Company's UK Asian and Punjabi charts. Noteworthy among these achievements are his tracks "Majhail" and "Brown Munde," both of which have secured top positions on these charts, establishing his prominence within the music industry.


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