Naezy releases his comeback song, Aafat Wapas, at the Mumbai Indians IPL match
“I am back and here to stay,” says the rapper
At the opening match of Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium, hip-hop fans witnessed a first-of-its-kind release during a cricket match. An avid MI fan and cricketer himself, Naved Shaikh, popularly known as Naezy premiered his new single, Aafat Wapas.
The song, which in Naezy’s typical style, showcases his ‘asli’ Mumbai roots and talks about his hunger for building the hip-hop scene further. “I have been working on this song for quite some time now and am very excited for its release. I am very sure that people will be able to relate to my rap. I’ve been waiting for a big bang comeback and hence the title - Aafat Wapas. I am back and here to stay,” says the rapper won the hearts of millions through his debut song Aafat in 2014 and thereby launched a whole new sub genre in hip-hop.
Naezy has been a pioneer in the genre and has inspired hip-hop artists across the country to take to this craft. He will be travelling across cities over the next few weeks to meet his fans to launch this single starting with Jaipur, Hyderabad and Delhi this week.
Naezy created a niche for himself and his life story was also an inspiration in the movie Gully Boy. In 2015 he collaborated with fellow musician Divine to create Mere Gully Mein which was a massive hit nationally and was also re-released in the movie Gully Boy garnering 50 + million hits.
Bombay 70 - a documentary produced on his life and awarded - best short film at MAMI later inspired Zoya Akhtar to make the superhit movie – Gully Boy and a lot of instances from the movie as well as the character portrayed by Ranveer Singh are inspired from Naezy’s life.
This single release has been supported by Big Bang Records and Balaji Telefilms Ltd. Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director Balaji Telefilms Ltd. shares, “At Balaji, we have always believed in giving an opportunity to promising artists, always stood with talent who are passionate about creating their mark and will continue to do so. We are proud and extremely excited to be associated with Naezy for his comeback song. Aafat Waapas will be available on ALT Balaji and will be promoted across all our social media platforms, enabling Naezy to connect to newer audiences.”