Hip Hop Moves for Sufi legend

Legendary Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been an inspiration for many a song and singer.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: April 6, 2012 3:56 am

Legendary Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been an inspiration for many a song and singer. Almost 15 years after his death,he continues to attract a series of tribute songs. Now,“longing” to offer his tribute to Khan is UK-based singer and musician,Dr Zeus.

Best remembered for his Punjabi number Kangna tera ni…,Dr Zeus aka Baljit Singh Padam released an album titled Immortal: Nusrat,on Thursday. The title leaves nothing to the imagination. The singer has lined up popular Khan tracks such as Ishq nachaya,Sajana and Wich pardesaan but in his own hip hop style. “The album has a distinct hip hop flavour and features new artistes along with Nusrat saab,” said Dr Zeus. The album comprises nine tracks and the singer-musician is planning a video for one songs,with former model Yana Gupta high on his wish-list of stars for the music video.

Known for his blend of “raw Punjabi beats and urban notes”,Dr Zeus enjoys a large fan base in India,Pakistan,the US,the UK and Canada.

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