Karan Aujla – who is often referred to as ‘Geetan Di Machine’ owing to his top-selling Punjabi rap records across the globe – turns 26 today. Born on January 18th 1997 in Ghurala, Punjab, Aujla rose to global stardom and is considered by many as one of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of his generation.
Aujla released his first single ‘Property of Punjab’ in 2016 which left little room for doubting his pensive lyricism and an inherent capability to release hard-hitting rap records. Produced by the iconic Punjab Hip-Hop producer Deep Jandu, the single set the stage for a slew of influential records from the artist ever since.
Some of his biggest singles include the recently released ‘On Top’, ‘Gangsta’ feat. Compton’s YG, ‘Players’ alongside Indian Hip-Hop’s global superstar Badshah, ‘YKWIM’ or ‘You Know What I Mean’ feat. Kr$na and more.
For Hip-Hop listeners across the globe, Aujla is the finest lyricist and emcee of all time in the Punjabi hip-hop scene. Revered for his music, the artist stands next to some of the biggest icons in Punjabi music including the late Sidhu Moosewala and Diljit Dosanjh.
Here’s revisiting Karan Aujla’s leading rap records from his ever-expanding discography.