As 'Gully Boy' Inches Indian Hip-Hop Into The Mainstream, Its Underground Soldiers On

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Ranveer Singh, one of the stars of the recent film Gully Boy, at a publicity event in Mumbai on Jan. 9, 2019. The film has put a spotlight on Indian hip-hop, to the chagrin of some working in it.

A new Bollywood hit may have been based on their lives, but the rappers and producers of India’s hip-hop underground saw no money, and little exposure, from it. And they don’t seem to care.

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