Apka apna Honey Singh!

Published: 13 December, 2012 06:56 IST | Deepali Dhingra |

Life has been good for Yo Yo Honey Singh, especially the last one year. Although the Punjabi rapper, music producer and singer was already a hit with his chartbuster bhangra hip hop numbers, it was his foray into Bollywood with Cocktail that introduced him to an audience that had never heard of him before. And since then, there has been no looking back for the Delhi-based musician.

Ask him about being the flavour of the season and he tells CS, “It’s not only me who has made the efforts to become the flavour of the season. Without my fans, it was not possible. I thank my followers and fans from the depth of my heart.” The singer who’s collaborated with many musicians before, says he would love to add Dr Dre to the list. He performed at a gig in the city yesterday and even released his first solo single ‘Satan’. Without divulging too much about the track he said, “Satan, as the name signifies, is something like a ‘Shaitaan’.” Here, Honey speaks about his passion for music and the secret behind adding ‘Yo Yo’ to his name:

Yo Yo Honey Singh
Who: Yo Yo Honey Singh
What: On his kind of music 

The name is Yo Yo!
Every person has a dream in life and my dream was to earn a lot of name and fame, and that too in different way. And from that thought, I started my work and made my effort as a music producer. As the years passed, there were a lot of albums and people started getting to know me. And then, it was time to give myself an iconic name. The word 'Yo Yo' is a slang which means 'Apka Apna'. I opted for this prefix with my name to make it sound unique and see, I am famous now with 'Yo Yo'!

Respecting his identity
Comfort comes from self-respect and esteem that you carry within yourself and I am someone who has a lot of self-respect. As long as this fame is not affecting my relationships and self-respect, I think I am quite comfortable with my achievements and this newfound-fame. It's just the beginning.

Language no bar
Punjabi beats are enjoyed by everyone and anyone can dance to them. This also keeps your culture alive. I am a music composer as well as singer, so I always look for what the audience demands and I try my best to give them something better each time. Whether it's Punjabi, Hindi, English, or any other language, I am always ready to do something different. I am ready to face challenges. This is the reason I am trying to sing in every language including Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Hindi and Tamil. 

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