If you haven’t heard of Badshah yet, let us be the first to congratulate you on the hours of fun that await. The Desi-Pop superstar is perhaps the most popular Hindi rapper in the world, with a rabid fanbase built on effortless hooks and an impeccable ear for beats. This “Voodoo” track by Tainy is one of his most convivial tunes yet.
Badshah has a lot in common with J Balvin, who also immersed himself in regional sounds on the way to global fame. “J Balvin is like an idol to me,” Badshah said in a statement. “He’s been doing what I have been trying to do in my own space, and the way he’s made a way for himself despite the language, despite the odds, really inspired me.”
Lil Baby takes the second verse for this iteration of “Voodoo,” spitting, “Mama got the body of a goddess/ I’ve been checkin’ on that new Bugati/ I’ve been tryin’ to leave, you’ve been tryin’ to stop me/ Maybe it’s voodoo and maybe it’s not.” Check out “Voodoo” below.