In a recent interview, singer Shaan talked about the rising popularity of Rap songs, said the standard of Music in the country has been lowered. Citing some of the examples of Yo Yo Honey Singh’s rap songs, Shaan said that songs like ‘Chaar Botal Vodka‘, ‘Sunny, Sunny‘, ‘Lungi Dance‘ have no ‘Musicality‘.
Shaan took an indirect jeer at Honey Singh’s rap songs in a recent interview with AskMen India, and mocked them by saying, “it can be sung by anyone”. However, singer Shaan has not directly named and mocked Yo Yo Honey Singh. Instead, he named some of his rap songs, referring to it as, “songs with no musicality”.
Shaan Dislikes ‘Rap Songs’
Shaan, in a recent interview with AskMen India, talked about the music standards in the country, which has been lowered to a certain point, because of the rising popularity of the ‘Rap songs’. He also said that there are very few people who actually understand music.
Shaan didn’t directly name Yo Yo Honey Singh, but he cited some of his rap songs like, ‘Chaar Botal Vodka’, ‘Sunny, Sunny’, and ‘Lungi Dance’ saying t can be sung by anyone and that they have no ‘Musicality’. According to him, we cannot musically educate everyone but what we can do is churn out good music so that people develop a taste for it.
Shaan’s exact words at the interview with AskMen India
Shaan, who has completed nearly three decades in the music industry, said in a recent interview, “Music ki samajh kitne logon ke paas hai? Bohot kum. Hum sabko musically educate toh nahi kar sakte lekin hum itna kar sakte hai ki aap apni taraf se good music dete rahe ki dheere dheere ek taste banega. Lekin sabse aasaan tareeka yeh hai ki main aapke sthar pe utar jaaun.”
Translation: “Very few people actually understand music. We cannot musically educate everyone but what we can do is churn out good music so that people develop a taste for it. But the easiest way is to stoop down to their level”.
People have stopped listening to film songs these days, says Shaan
Citing the examples of Honey Singh’s most hyped rap songs, Shaan said, “Aaj rap music itna popular kyun hai? Hume lagta hai gaali de raha hai, isliye? Nahi, usme koi musicality hai hi nahi. Agar koi gaana bana raha hai, ‘Chaar botal vodka, kaam mera roz ka’, aap bhi gaa sakte ho. ‘Aaj blue hai paani paani paani’, ‘Lungi dance lungi dance’, aap bhi kar sakte ho”.
Translation: “Why is rap music so popular today? Is it because they use expletives? No, because there is no musicality in rap songs. Anyone can sing a song like Chaar Botal Vodka, Sunny Sunny and Lungi Dance”.
Shaan also said, “People have stopped listening to film songs these days. Film songs are not enjoying the popularity they used to in earlier times. When we used to sing playback regularly, people would listen to film songs and discuss them. These days, maybe one song from a big film, that too which has been heavily publicised — only that people listen to”.
Shaan also said that the music companies prefer such songs because even though they may not be great music, they end up becoming popular and eventually get a lot of views.
Honey Singh’s recent song:
Honey Singh made a brilliant comeback by releasing a single titled ‘Saiyaan Ji’ in January, this year. The song features Neha Kakkar and Nushrratt Bharuccha, and has already recevied more than 335 Million views on YouTube.
The lyrics of his song are penned by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Lil Golu, Hommie Dilliwala & music produced by Yo Yo Honey Singh. The video is directed by Mihir Gulati.