Rabbi has come a long way since his watershed eponymous debut album’s release in 2005. Firmly ensconced in the role of the rebellious/ uncompromising though a wee bit elusive artiste, he’s avoided treading the path of maximum returns and instead chosen to keep the flag of independent music flying during its bleakest phase.
Work History :
Known for enchanting the crowds with his live performances (e.g. Filmfare 2006, MTV Unplugged, 2011; Windsong, 2012 and countless others) he remains a performer of a kind.
2005 : Rabbi’s eponymous debut album – ‘Rabbi’ – is released: the biggest album from India in the 21st Century.
2008 : His later releases — film Delhi Heights’ OST and album Avenji Ja Nahin, have shown a continuation of the layered, deeply passionate and stylistically varied currents first seen in Rabbi.
2012 -13 : His third album – ‘III’ – released on Universal in April 2012, opened to ecstatic reviews and was easily the most warmly received album of 2012. The first music video of this album – Ganga – was released on UTV Bindass in May 2012.
His voice is also heard on 2012-13’s big hit Challa from SRK/Yash Chopra’s magnum opus Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Tu Man Shudi from the hit Raanjhanaa.
2015 : The release of the song ‘Tun Milen- The Ghost of LSD’, an invocation of the late troubled Punjabi poet Lal Singh Dil, marks the start of a phase of further exploration of Rabbi’s inner word, inputs from Punjabi literature and current socio political concerns. The song is released on his own newly born 03 Records, as the following standalone projects are.