Recently, the trailer of the much awaited movie, Gully Boy was released. . The trailer is receiving a lot of love from the audiences and the movie has blockbuster written all over it. Everyone from critics to fans to celebrities, have fallen in love with the trailer of the movie.
The trailer was applauded for its sincere portrayal of characters and the raw tenacity that has stole our hearts away. Both Alia and Ranveer are looking amazing and are all set to give another blockbuster performance with this one.
The movie is based on the life of the rapper and singer, Divine, who is from Mumbai. Ranveer Singh is totally killing it with his raps and also the look inspired by Divine. Although, Divine’s songs are a big hit among the audiences but not much is known about him.
Here, in this article, we bring you some interesting facts about the Mumbai based rapper Divine, who is going to steal your hearts away with his story, being portrayed by none other than Ranveer Singh.
Here, have a look at some of the interesting facts about Divine, the real Gully-Boy :
1. Divine is the stage name of this talented rapper. His real name is Vivian Fernandes. He took the name Divine because he used to do religious raps. His grandmother used to take him to church and there he started writing religious raps.
2. Divine’s life was full of ups and downs. He faced a lot of financial hardships in his childhood as his father was an alcoholic. Also for the obvious reasons, the relationship between his parents was not good. His mother started working in middle east to maintain the financial balance in the family.
Divine used to save the money his mother used to send him from there and he bought a house in Sahar Slums but his father sold that house too. He kept the half money with himself and gave the other half to Divine and his brother and got out of their life.
3. After Divine became popular, the first thing he did was he called his mother back in India from the middle east. He gave all the credit of his success to his mother, who struggled a lot to fulfill the needs of his sons.
4. Divine’s first ever encounter to rapping was when he saw one of his friend wearing a T-Shirt with a pic of 50 Cent. Divine asked his friend about the shirt and then his friend introduced him to the music of 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr Dre and gave him a collection of their raps.
5. Although, initially he didn’t understood the lyrics as they were in English and therefore he started learning English. This is when rapping entered the life of Divine.
6. Divine was greatly inspired by Nas and related a lot with his album Illmatic. This is where Divine started writing about the street life and became GULLY BOY.
7. Divine’s first ever rap was “Voice of the streets”, which was in English. Unfortunately, his first rap didn’t became a success and Divine decided to change his language to Hindi to connect well with the Indian audience. This is when he released “Ye Mera Bombay”, which was his first major success and bought him acclaim and awards too.
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Oho Public! 'Mere Gully Mein' won the best Rap/HipHop act of 2016! Couldn't reach the event to collect the award with my brother @vivianakadivine I wish I was there. Glad to hear the news! Shukriya public! Bombay 70, 59 Aur hume pehle din se support karne waale saare log! Bhot Pyaar! 'Mere Gully Mein' bhantai itehaas hai! Shouts out to Sez, SonyMusic, RadioCity Freedom Awards! 🙌❤🇮🇳😊
8. In 2015, Divine collaborated with Naezy for a song “Ye Meri Gully”. The song was later official released under the Sony Music after an employee witnessed Divine and Naezy performing live. The Sony Music then requested Divine and Naezy to released the song under their label.
9. Nucleya also collaborated with Divine for song Jungle Raja, which took him to new heights of popularity.
10. Divine’s song Farak topped the iTunes charts and is one of his most famous songs.
11. The most historic moment for Divine was when he attended BBC Asian Network’s segment Fire In The Booth by singing a Hindi rap for the first time in the history of the song. Divine had to sing on unknown beats there and he ended up impressing one and all with his performance.
12. Divine once revealed that he doesn’t relate to the music of Bollywood’s most popular rapper Honey Singh, as it is not real hip-hop. He also went on to say Honey Singh’s songs are mostly about girls, alcohol and money unlike Divine, who only wants to give his audience the authentic raps.
Well, after knowing the details about Divine, we surely are very excited for the movie. He is truly an inspiration person.
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