Over the past decade, we’ve seen a lot of female rappers and singers rise to fame with chart-topping hits, only to disappear from the music scene shortly after.
Some of the artists who have managed to stay at the top are from the West (North America and South America) like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, M.I.A (only South Asian in this list) and Doja Cat have managed to remain relevant, there are only a few who can both sing and rap, and sound incredible doing both. Even fewer songs feature artists who excel at both skills and guarantee a hit.
Even when you throw out a few names, you do not see a South Asian artist on that list.
But we’re here to talk about one such talent who deserves to be at the top: Raja Kumari.
We are writing this not just for representation but also the immense talent that she brings to the table.
A brief background on Raja Kumari
The Indian-American artist has been in the music game for over a decade, co-writing, featuring in, or performing background vocals on some of the most notable songs of our time, including Fall Out Boy’s double-platinum single “Centuries,” “Change Your Life” featuring T.I., and Vicetone’s “Don’t You Run.” She’s also contributed to albums by Gwen Stefani, Fifth Harmony, Twin Shadow, and Dirty South, earning three nominations for Best India Act at the MTV European Music Awards.
The Bridge Album Review
Raja Kumari’s latest album, ‘The Bridge,’ features nine tracks that showcase her talent as a singer, rapper, and producer. As music enthusiasts, we believe that five to ten tracks per album is the perfect amount, so Kumari’s nine-track offering is just right. According to Kumari, the album is
“from ANCIENT to FUTURE
from WEST back to EAST
MUSIC is the BRIDGE
between US & GOD.”
We won’t bore you with unnecessary descriptions of each track, but here’s a short review of each:
Overall, Raja Kumari’s album is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates exceptional talent and music that spans across cultures and genres. We can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.
So, what's next for Raja Kumari?
We think it’s time for her to collaborate with some of the top artists in the US. We have some suggestions to kick things off:
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