Devil the Rhymer, is Abhay’s stage name, who comes in a variety of shades: impish but dark, amusing yet enraged.
By S. S. Malathy
According to the India Book of Records, Abhay Prasad, aka Devil the Rhymer, holds the distinction of being India’s fastest rapper.
“The record for being the fastest to sing a self-written rap song in one minute was set by Abhay Prasad (born on December 9, 1999) of North West Delhi, Delhi. He sang and performed on a rap song (comprising 478 words) in one minute, as confirmed on December 31, 2021.
Devil the Rhymer, is Abhay’s stage name, who comes in a variety of shades: impish but dark, amusing yet enraged. Devil The Rhymer’s distinctiveness is his lightning quick delivery, which, along with his tongue-in-cheek rhymes, makes him the most interesting and new talent to watch in the Indian rap industry. He also just released an EP under Ranveer Singh’s music company.
Hailing from the capital city of Delhi, Abhay Prasad, expresses that his interest in music started at a young age as his grandfather used to sing and his father wrote songs. He says that as a kid, he thought anything is written in songs without any sort of meaning, until his mother told him that every line has its own unique meaning.
Frinds told Devil the Rhymer about Eminem
Some classmates told him about Eminem, one of the finest rappers of all time, and why he should listen to him one day. “Tab voh bauhaut fast rap kar rahe the. Unki voh dhun pakad ke maine Hindi mein koshish ki, aur logon ko sunaya. They said it’s very fast, but I was comfortable with the speed. Then I started getting the same feedback from a lot of people, and my team said that I compose the quickest rap song.,” he says.
Regarding the rap moment, he says that he just spoke continuously for one minute for the first time and recorded it, turns out he spoke 478 words a minute.
When Devil the Rhymer Met Gully Boy actor Ranveer Singh
Three years ago, he met Ranveer Singh, and it was a life changer for him. He got shortlisted to work with him and then eventually became a part of Ranveer Singh’s own label.
Produced by Rākhis aka Shikhar Manchanda, the five-track Psykalone offers a blend of personal stories in an open hearted as well as confrontational manner. Songs like “Devil’s Flu,” “Banda Bindaas,” “Tera Koi Nahi Hai Bey” see Devil the Rhymer cut loose, while he takes a moment to let it all sink in on “It’s The Devil.” The artist says in a statement, “This EP is very close to my heart because I have put all of my deep dark emotions and life journey so far into it. Being vulnerable is very personal for me. Through my work, I want to inspire my generation. If my work touches even one life then that’s all I can ask for.”
Psykalone is dedicated to Devil the Rhymer’s late father, who was supportive at every step, according to the artist. He added in a statement, “Through writing these songs he was with me in spirit. I dedicate my rap journey and my EP to my biggest supporter, my dad–who gave me the courage to chase my dream.”