The sounds of UK Urban-Bhangra and American Hip-Hop came together in spectacular style in the city of Mumbai, as two giants of the musical world – RDB and T-Pain – performed their new single exclusively at the first ever Indian MTV Video Music Awards on the 21st of March.
RDB brothers Surj and Manj enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Mumbai, as the pair also earlier unveiled, at a specially convened press conference, the new single called ‘Daddy da Cash’, which they have collaborated on with the Grammy award-winning American Hip-Hop and Rap superstar, T-Pain.
RDB has brought their unique brand of traditional Bhangra beats fused with mainstream Hip-Hop and Dance to a global audience with a catalogue of big-name collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Public Enemy. RDB is also the name behind Bollywood superhit tracks Shera Di Kaum, Singh is Kinng, Kambakkht Ishq and Aloo Chaat.
Now, the latest addition to the RDB repertoire is T-Pain, whose long list of hits includes ‘Buy U A Drink’ and ‘5 ‘O Clock’ with British pop star Lilly Allen.
Speaking about the new single, RDB says: ‘Daddy da Cash is a Punjabi party anthem made for people to enjoy and have a good time. The idea, concept and melody was put forth by our late brother Kuly Singh; we just improvised it and added an international touch with the help of T-Pain.
‘We are lucky to collaborate with such great artists and are looking forward to many more associations. It provides new opportunities and a globalised perspective to our music and helps us to experiment with our music further more.’
T-Pain, who has long been a fan of RDB’s work, said of the collaboration: ‘RDB are the coolest Indian guys and it was great working with them. I was looking forward to this collaboration and it was great performing for Indian fans. I have performed in India before, so I was excited to do it all over again.’