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Panjabi MC

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When England’s Rajinder Rai, better referred to as Panjabi MC, produced his international discovery filled with “Mundian to Bach Ke” (“Avoid the Children”) during 2002 and 2003, the melody was many years old. His professional profession was even old, reaching back again to 1993, when Ninder Johal from the Nachural label noticed his desi/hip-hop cross types remix of Kuldip Manak’s “Ghariah Milan De” and agreed upon him for a small number of releases. And prior to that, the MC was honing his abilities being a freestyler; as he begun to record even more of his very own tracks, he started utilizing desi examples and eventually included live musicians. An initial one, “Rootz,” premiered officially on an unbiased, nonetheless it was prohibited — allegedly because of politics inside the bhangra music sector. A steady discharge schedule through the entire ’90s — like the albums Souled Out, Another Sellout, Lawn Origins, and Legalised — produced Panjabi MC probably one of the most prominent titles in bhangra. “Mundian to Bach Ke,” identified immediately because of its usage of the powerful bassline through the Knight Rider theme music (used likewise in Timbaland & Magoo’s “Time clock Attacks” and Busta Rhymes’ “Open fire It Up,” both which had been released previously) furthermore to its incorporation of the original dhol (drums) and tumbi (one-string acoustic guitar) tools, became successful throughout the world, putting the MC within the U.K.’s The surface of the Pops system while resulting in a Jay-Z remix.

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Full Name Panjabi MC
Profession Rapper
Nationality English
Awards World Music Award for World's Best Indian Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic, Punjabi Music Best Sound Recording Award
Music Songs Mundian to Bach Ke, Jogi, Dhol jageero da, Moorni, Picha Ni Chad De, Haaay, Main Hogaya Sharabbi, Snake Charmer, Challa, The Raj, Mirza, Part 2, Bach Ke, Jatti, Gora Gora, Jatt Ho Giya Scharabee, Indian Timing, Panjaban, Ghalla Gurian, Yaaran Kollon Sikh Kuriye, Meri Bhain, Challa Instrumental, Boliyan, Akh Da Eshara, What You Feeling, Sox in Da Air, Dil Mor De, Freaky Like That, Nach Di Di, True McS, Jugni, Pambooka, Kee Lagh Da
Albums Steel Bangle, Legalised, The Raj, Dhol Jageero Da, Indian Breaks, Indian Timing, Switchin', Grass Roots, Souled Out, Mirza Part Two, Desi, The Album, 100 Percent Proof, Mundian To Bach Ke, 100% Proof, Beware of the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke) [The Dance Remixes] - EP
Nominations Echo Award for Best Dance Single (International)
Movies Hisss


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dictator 2012 performer: "Beware of the Boys"
Formula 1: BBC Sport TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Entourage 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Boom 2003/I performer: "Mundian To Bach Ke" / writer: "Mundian To Bach Ke"
American Desi 2001 music: "Jaat Ho Giya Sharabee" - as Panjabi MC / music: "Nueke Phadin Jawanan", "Galla Gurian", "Mirza Part 2", "Mundian To Bach Ke"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Brit 2003

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself

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