Farak Hai Lyrics
Tab public sab pehchaan thi hai
Man ko lagti shaanti hai
Jeb mein jab Gandhi hai
Yeah I rap quite a bit
The public recognizes everything
The mind is at peace
When I got money in the pocket
Divine begins with a humble opening saying that he raps a little bit. Because he realizes, the listeners know that he is a talented rapper. He’s been on the grind for a decade now
His efforts finally bore fruit in the last year especially. He’s performed for crowds in the U.K, Dubai. Now that he has money (Indian notes have Mahatma Gandhi’s picture on them), his mind is finally at peace.
Fukat gyaan tere favourite rapperon ko diya maine
Badlein mein liya maine kuch nahi
Humko chaiye pyaar, bachpan se chote dekhe vaar
I started the 59 movement out here
Blessed your favourite rappers with free knowledge
Didn’t take anything in return
We want love, been witness to violence since we were small
Divine refers to his pin code area – 59 in Andheri, Mumbai. He was the one who began the rap movement in his area which inspired a whole lot of youngsters to try their hand at spitting a few bars.
Being the pioneer of the rap movement, he’s blessed numerous other upcoming rappers with vital knowledge, necessary to survive in the industry. He did this out of love and asked for nothing in return because he was witness to a lot of violence in his younger days.
Puch kitni baar kitne liye maine saas
Gully Guly boy, mere sar se leke shoes tak
Street se leke booth tak, Basti se leke news tak
Ask around about the number of bars I’ve written
Ask around about the number of times I’ve stopped to breathe
I represent the Gully, from the head to my shoes
From the streets to the booth, from the slums to the news
For the people who doubt him, Divine tells them to ask around about his resume. With several hits to his name, he’s spit numerous lyrical verses. His storytelling skills are top notch and he rhymes at rapid speeds- hence the reference to his breaths in line 2.
He’s come a long way from the streets to the DJ booths of the BBC network in the U.K. You only have to google DIVINE to realize that some of the country’s biggest newspapers have started noticing him as well.
Bole toh Mumbai wali bol bachchan ma kasam, bahut pasand
Jo seekha maine sadko se, mard waali akal
Mein deal karta nahi ladko se
I’m sitting in Gangtok, talking about these gangs and slangs
I swear I love the smooth talks that emerged from Mumbai
That I learnt from these streets, Mind of a man
I don’t deal with boys
Divine was probably chilling in mountains of Gangtok- the capital of Sikkim. The locals out there developed a liking for his rhymes and the slangs he uses on the regular.
The streets were like a school for Divine. He learnt a lot while he spent his time there. It made him mentally tough and he couldn’t care less about adults who behave like boys.
Chote yeh bol Bachchan sadak yeah
Tere mein mere mein bahut farak hai na
You and I are massively different
Junior, this path belongs to the smooth talkers
You and I are massively different, right?
As Divine spits this final verse, he makes people realize that there’s a huge difference between you and him. Many believe they can rap as well as him, but with Farak Hai, he separates himself from the crowd.
In Line 1 he makes a statement. In Line 3 he repeats it but ends it with a question mark to emphasize that people have realized by now that he’s very different compared to the other rappers.