Photo: Karan Aujla & J. Cole
Amidst an unprecedented rise in global recognition, Punjabi Hip-Hop/Rap & Pop superstar Karan Aujla has given a slew of artists his flowers. During a recent sitdown with leading South Asian American publication Popshift, ‘The G.O.A.T.’ songwriter recognized Indian rap pioneers Divine, Ikka and Kr$na‘s “sick songwriting” and even expressed his interest in working with Dreamville’s cult rap figure J. Cole.
Amidst the sprawling interview, which arrives within weeks after Aujla made an appearance at “The Kris Fade Show” in Dubai and expressed his interest in working with Drake, the flagrant Punjabi Hip-Hop superstar revealed that he admires the “First Person Shooter” rapper J. Cole’s “storytelling” and that’s something that he tries to do in every song of his himself.
Aujla’s comments have led to far-fetched speculations about whether a debut collaborative effort with Cole might be in the works. Last month, Geetan Di Machine stirred shocking collaboration rumours with Chicago’s fierce emcee Lil Durk after the two followed each other on Meta.
Besides discussing various marquee emcees, Aujla further revealed that he “charges a lot for a feature” now.
While the “Champion’s Anthem” rapper doesn’t shy away from “doing features for free” on top-selling singles including “Players” alongside another Indian rap mogul Badshah and “White Brown Black” with Avvy Sra, the emcee has ostensibly hinted that a feature from him could cost as high as one from Atlanta’s iconic rapper Lil Baby.
Earlier this month, gangsta rap pioneer YG remembered “his brother” Karan Aujla during his debut live set in India. The legendary “Hit Me When U Leave The Klub” rapper even performed his incendiary collaborative effort “Gangsta” with Aujla amidst his headlining NH7 Weekender Live Set in Pune.
Most recently, Aujla premiered his debut collaborative effort with Tiësto titled “Softly (Remix)”.
Considering the admiration for Aujla’s music across the globe, Geetan Di Machine has made it profoundly clear that just might have the biggest year of his massive Hip-Hop & Pop career in 2024.
Since you’re here, stream Karan Aujla & Ikky’s iconic album ‘Making Memories’ via Spotify.