Naezy aka Naved Shaikh looks ‘bohot hard’ in Jaipur
The rap and hip-hop scene in India was largely confined to the likes of Honey Singh, Badshah and others. But since the release of the Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy, lesser-known artists such as Naved Shaikh aka Naezy, became a household name with people commenting ‘bohot hard’ (a popular Gully Boy phrase) on each of his pictures. Post the incredible success of the Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer, Naezy is basking on the glory and has recently taken a trip to Jaipur.
A while ago the rapper shared a video of himself lounging on a throne, brandishing a sword like a maharaja. In the style of royalty, Naezy can be seen beside a massive brass hookah, some impressive décor, while musicians played some Indian music in the background. He also posted a photo outside the Hawa Mahal, captioning ‘Jaipur was full hard,’ promising to return again. Naezy has been very busy of late, attending promos for Gully Boy. He was even called in to present the SwagStar of the Match award to Jason Behrendorff, following a match in the recent India versus Australia series.
Naezy was inspired into rap music after listening to Sean Paul’s Temperature. He began his journey with The Schizophrenics, a hip-hop group he formed during his days in college. He recorded his first song aged 22, on his iPad. The track was called Aafat.
Following the release of his first track, Naezy was reportedly the lead for a documentary titled Bombay 70. It was awarded the best short film award at the MAMI film festival. During the shoot of Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya Akhtar heard about the rapper and thus, Gully Boy came into existence.